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    by , 08-02-2017 at 01:45 PM (Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration)
    Musillo Unkenholt Immigration Law is hosting a live in-person conference for business professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area on the topics of H-1Bs and immigration under the Trump Administration.


    This Cincinnati Immigration Seminar will feature these topics:

    • ∑ Business Immigration visas: H-1B, L-1, TN, OPT, F-1
    • ∑ Business Immigration Green Cards: PERM, I-140, I-485
    • ∑ Entrepreneur and investor options: EB-5, E-1, E-2
    • ∑ Immigration Compliance: I-9s, E-Verify, Public Access Files
    • ∑ Impact of Pres. Trumpís policies on business immigration
    • ∑ Legislative and Regulatory changes that may be on the horizon

    The conversation will be led by MU's immigration lawyers who have a combined experience in immigration of over two decades.

    The conference will begin at 8 AM and go to 10:30 AM. A courtesy continental breakfast will be provided at the beginning of the event.

    Parking is available underneath the hotel in their parking garage, as well as on the streets surrounding the hotel.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us via email with any more questions you may have regarding the presentation or our services.
  2. Trump Backs "Merit Based" Legal Immigration Cuts in "RAISE" Act, Whose Main "Merit" for Supporters is Fewer Minority Immigrants. Roger Algase

    Donald Trump. the same president who only a few months ago signed a "Buy American, Hire American" executive order directly aimed against the H-1B specialty worker visa program, has now unveiled a hypocritical proposal, in the form of a Senate bill introduced by two if his strongest Republican Senate supporters and known as the "RAISE" Act to reduce lower skilled legal immigration in America by eliminating certain family-based green card categories, abolishing the diversity visa lottery entirely (a program which particularly benefits immigrants from Africa), and cutting annual refugee admissions in half.

    For details, see:

    Despite Trump's well-publicized attacks against H-1B and by extension all high skilled immigration, he and the two Senators, Cotton and Perdue, are calling their bill, which is obviously intended to and very likely could in reality drastically cut back on legal immigration from Latin America and other non-white areas of the world, a "merit-based" immigration proposal.

    It is easy to see the "merit" in this proposal for Trump and his white nationalist supporters - many fewer legal immigrants from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, by rolling back the race and religion neutral immigration system that America has had (at least in principle) for the past 50 years, and going back to the time of the notorious Nordics-only "national origins" immigration act of 1924, if not to the equally bigoted Chinese and other Asian exclusion laws beginning in the late 19th century.

    In a typical Trumpian blend of hatred and falsehood directed against mainly non-European legal immigrant population, the president introduced the bill as follows according to the above news item:

    "Instead of today's low-skilled system - which is a terrible system where anyone comes in, people who have never worked, people that are criminals, anyone comes in, we want a merit based system."

    Once again, the president never loses an opportunity to conflate immigration, even legal immigration in this case, with crime.

    There are also some exceptions to his attempts to demonize and stir up animosity against both legal and unauthorized immigrants - witness the 70 cooks, waiters, and other less skilled workers whom Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort is sponsoring for H-2B visas, as I have written about in a recent Immigration Daily post.

    As long as they have the "merit" of helping Trump's businesses keep their costs down against his competitors, we can safely assume that these particular low skilled workers will be welcome in the United States.
    Roger Algase is a New York immigration lawyer and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. For more than 35 years, Roger has been helping skilled and professional workers from many diverse parts of the world, without regard to ethnic or religious background, but based only on their qualifications, obtain work visas and green cards.

    This is consistent with America's most fundamental values as a nation of immigrants. Roger's email address is

    Updated 08-06-2017 at 08:30 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

  3. Arizona and Maryland Become 9th and 10th States to Join E-Verify RIDE

    By: Bruce Buchanan, Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC

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    Arizona and Maryland have become the ninth and tenth states to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) Program. RIDE is an E-Verify initiative, in conjunction with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, linking the E-Verify system with participating state driverís licensing agencies. The prior states joining RIDE were Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

    RIDE allows E-Verify to validate the authenticity of driverís licenses and state identification cards presented by employees as I-9 form identity documents. The RIDE program attempts to mitigate the risk of fraud by comparing the data from the card with data supplied by statesí motor vehicle agencies. If E-Verify is not able to match the license or ID card to data within the DMV, the employer will receive a Tentative Non-confirmation (TNC) indicating the issue and must give the employee a Further Action Notice and opportunity to meet I-9 demands. In this manner, RIDE is designed to boost the accuracy of employment eligibility verification in E-Verify
  4. Ohio Mother of Four Set for Deportation After Traffic Violation

    by , 08-02-2017 at 08:17 AM (Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal)

    So much for deporting bad hombres.

    Via ABC News:

    An Ohio woman, a mother of four, was scheduled to be deported on Tuesday after authorities discovered her immigration status during a traffic stop last month.

    Beatriz Morelos, who has lived in Painesville, Ohio, just east of Cleveland, for nearly two decades, was arrested for driving without a license last week, according to city records, which is when officials discovered that she has been living in the country illegally and turned her over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    She is scheduled to be deported on Tuesday to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which is in an area that the U.S. Department of State warns travelers to avoid ďdue to violent crime, including homicide, armed robbery, carjacking, extortion and sexual assault,Ē according to its website.

    Click here for more of the story.
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