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Democratic Presidential Debate: Candidates Support Immigration Reform

During the Democratic Presidential Debate, it was made clear that all of the candidates support comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship.  Interestingly, it was noted that the debate's location, in Las Vegas, Nevada, was significant due to the fact that Nevada proportionately has one of the largest undocumented populations where immigration issues loom large over the hospitality industry. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented that, unlike her Republican counter-parts, whose race has been characterized…

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Paul Ryan Will Likely Back Obama’s Executive Immigration Action

Representative Paul Ryan has a long history of being pro-immigration and has been a main GOP promoter of the amnesty-and-mass immigration bill.  In fact, he has been called the "most open borders" member of Congress.  His immigration journey reportedly began during a college internship where he developed a close rapport with Cesar Conda, Marco Rubio's former chief of staff and one of the nations' premier conservative pro-immigration lobbyists and strategists.  Ryan, a Wisconsin lawmaker, has support…

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U.S. Immigration Options For Syrians

The United States has always taken pride in responding to humanitarian crises around the world and to providing, as applicable, a safe haven for refugee victims of civil warfare.  In the case of Syria, due to a prolonged civil war with an estimated death toll as high as 310,000, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially designated Syria as a country entitled to special immigration protection which allows eligible Syrian nationals in the United States…

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Pope Francis Highlighted Import Of Immigration Reform

The arrival of Pope Francis in Washington last week is said to have stricken an important chord in the anguished debate over immigration reform.  In his historic address to Congress last Thursday, where bipartisan bickering has halted the passing of comprehensive immigration reform legislation, the spiritual leader asked lawmakers to fix our broken immigration system, to show compassion towards "foreigners," and to demonstrate immigration leniency.  Also noteworthy is the fact that the Holy Father's message, in…

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs And Consumers Add Billions To NJ Economy

Immigrants are integral to New Jersey's economy as workers, business owners, and taxpayers.  In fact, immigrants make up more than 1 in 5 individuals living in the State of New Jersey.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey has more immigrants than the population of the entire state of Nebraska.  According to the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Immigration Policy Center, the 2014 purchasing power of New Jersey's Latinos totaled $46 billion and the businesses…

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The Shulman Law Group Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15th to October 15th in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate culture and heritage.  Hispanic Heritage Month was initially approved by President Johnson in 1968 and it was formally enacted into law on August 17, 1988.  September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence…

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What Is An L-1 Visa And What Are The Requirements?

The United States L-1 visa, also known as an Inter-Company Transferee Visa, is available to employees of an international company that has offices in both the United States and abroad. The visa allows qualified foreign workers to relocate to the corporation's U.S.-based office after having worked abroad for the company for at least one continuous year within the previous three prior to admission in the U.S. Importantly, the U.S. and non-U.S. employers must be related in…

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The Positive Immigration Impact Of The Supreme Court Decision On Gay Marriage

On Friday, June 26, 2015, in a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court officially ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide.  When interviewed about the Supreme Court ruling in local press circuits, top immigration attorney Edward Shulman stated: "This is a monumental and historic decision. Not only is this a celebratory event for American gay couples but it also represents a significant civil rights victory for the immigration world since marriage affords U.S. citizens and permanent residents…

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Edward Shulman, Esq. Appointed As Chair To The Eoir Committee

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) announced today that Edward Shulman, Esq., of the nationally-recognized immigration firm, The Shulman Law Group, LLC, will be the 2015-2016 Chairperson of the EOIR Committee.  EOIR stands for the Executive Office for Immigration Review.  Under delegated authority form the Attorney General, the EOIR conducts immigration court hearings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.  The main goal of the EOIR is to adjudicate immigration cases wherein the…

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Edward Shulman, Esq. Invited As Discussion Leader

Thousands of lawyers focusing on the fundamentals of U.S. immigration law converge each year for the AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference, held for the tenth year by the top immigration experts in the United States. The conference is scheduled to take place on August 6-7, 2015 at the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. Edward Shulman, Esq., head immigration attorney and founder of the Shulman Law Group, LLC, was invited as a discussion leader…

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