Legal News Articles - Immigration
March 6, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA: For some California housekeepers who celebrated last September the bill that granted permanent California overtime protection for domestic workers, the law doesn’t apply to them – but it should. An East Oakland hotel owner, for instance, refused to pay overtime to six housekeepers: consequently employees, a legal advocacy firm and the city of Oakland filed a lawsuit against the Quality Inn in Oakland.Read [ Hotel Housekeepers Denied California Overtime File Lawsuit ]
November 7, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Variable Annuities Might Be Unsuitable for Some Elderly Investors ]
Kansas City, MO For investors with a lump sum and wanting guaranteed income, variable annuities might seem like the perfect option. But as many investors are learning, money in a variable annuity might not necessarily mean guaranteed income. For some investors, such as elderly investors or those nearing retirement, variable annuities might be entirely unsuitable.
March 9, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Ready To Eat Bacon Base Product Recalled for Salmonella ]
Washington, DC Nestlé Professional North America, a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 6,000 pounds of a ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon base product that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The packages of bacon base contain as an ingredient the specific Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), which was previously recalled.
December 21, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Proposed Legislation to Speed up Green Card Process ]
McAllen, TX US immigration law is immensely difficult to navigate. It takes years and reams of paperwork to become a permanent resident or to obtain citizenship, a green card or work visa. It takes even longer for married couples or families to be approved.
August 5, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Lost in Translation ]
Washington, D.C. To a Spanish speaker, a notorio publico and a notorio may read and sound like the same thing, but in fact there is a world of difference. Desperate for help and short on cash, many immigrants confuse the two terms--they think they are getting a low-cost lawyer when in fact they have found their way into the office of a notary public. Unfortunately, some notorios are often only too willing to take advantage of the confusion and will charge significant amounts of money for filling out a few forms, often incorrectly.
January 28, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Lacking Immigration Green Card is Not a Crime ]
Ashtabula, OH The world-wide interest with regard to the arrival of Barack Obama as America's 44th President demonstrates a renewed interest globally in the US as the land of opportunity. The economic downturn notwithstanding, snagging a piece of that opportunity and the prerequisite immigration green card, isn't that easy. The fact that a citizenship greencard is so hard to obtain drives the level of illegal immigrants who arrive, and live on US soil without a valid immigration greencard.
October 30, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Getting a Green Card Takes Green to Do it Right ]
Washington, DC Getting an immigration green card isn't easy. It can take years. It can be expensive. And the need for a citizenship green card by anyone in the citizenship immigration camp is so great, people are willing to do anything to get one.
July 30, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ US Immigration: An Example of How NOT to Do It ]
Philadelphia, PA An illegal US immigration scam reportedly netted the perpetrators $3 million after allegedly coaching asylum seekers in how to effectively lie to immigration officials in an effort to gain entry into the country.
February 11, 2008. By Ginger Gillenwater.
Read [ Mexican President to Visit United States ]
Mexico City Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, was scheduled to arrive for a Sunday visit to the United States amid the debate amongst presidential candidates regarding the illegal immigrant situation within the U.S.
December 4, 2006. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Immigration Laws: One Big INS Mess ]
Westchester, NY After a two-year long distance relationship, Nancy and her fiance were finally reunited in the U.S. Immediately upon entering the U.S., her fiance filed for adjustment of status and his green card application was filed in September, 2002. They did everything by the book, followed all the immigration laws. Trouble was, the government didn't.