Monday, January 31, 2011

US naturalized citizen of the Day- Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American swimmer and actor. Weissmuller was one of the world's best swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. He won fifty-two US National Championships and set sixty-seven world records. After his swimming career, he became the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in films, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character's distinctive, ululating Tarzan yell is still often used in films.

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New problems for Homosexuals seeking asylum in US

“Judges and immigration officials are adding a new hurdle in gay asylum cases that an applicant’s homosexuality must be socially visible,” said Lori Adams, a lawyer at Human Rights First, a nonprofit group, who advises people seeking asylum based on sexuality. “The rationale is that if you don’t look obviously gay, you can go home and hide your sexuality and don’t need to be worried about being persecuted.” NYT, Jan. 28, 2011.

Friday, January 28, 2011

H-1b Visas are gone. H-1b cap reached!

As predicted by the Fleischer Law Firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, H-1bs would be going fast. They did and they are gone. Please contact us if your company wants to file an H-1b for Fiscal year 2012. We can file as early as April 1, 2011.

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2011. USCIS is notifying the public that yesterday, Jan. 26, 2011, is the final receipt date for new H-1B specialty occupation petitions requesting an employment start date in FY2011.

The final receipt date is the date on which USCIS determines that it has received enough cap-subject petitions to reach the limit of 65,000. Properly filed cases will be considered received on the date that USCIS physically receives the petition; not the date that the petition was postmarked. USCIS will reject cap-subject petitions for new H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking an employment start date in FY2011 that arrive after Jan. 26, 2011.

USCIS will apply a computer-generated random selection process to all petitions that are subject to the cap and were received on Jan. 26, 2011. USCIS will use this process to select petitions needed to meet the cap. USCIS will reject all remaining cap-subject petitions not randomly selected and will return the accompanying fee.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Belated B-day Great one. You are the naturalized US citizen of the Day

Wayne Douglas Gretzky was born January 26, 1961 in Brantford, Ontario,, Canada.
He is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player. Nicknamed "The Great One," Gretzky is generally regarded as the best player in the history of the NHL, and has been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters,[players,[and the NHL itself Upon his retirement on April 18, 1999, he held forty regular-season records, fifteen playoff records, and six All-Star records.[ He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season—a feat he accomplished four times.

Gretzky's jersey number, 99, has been retired by all teams in the National Hockey League.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Utilizing the P-3 visa

The Fleischer Law Firm has been processing P visas for athletes and entertainers for years. One helpful visa for entertainers is the P-3 visas which allows entertainers to come to the United Sates to preform as long as their act is "culturally unique"

I found this video on You Tube about the Orgin or Irish Dancing


US naturalized citizen of the Day- Dan Aykroyd

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born July 1, 1952 in Ottowa, Canada. He is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, screenwriter, musician, winemaker and ufologist. He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter.

One of my favotie films with Dan Aykroid is Spies Like Us.

Hundreds of Indian F-1 Students may be deported

The Fleischer Law Firm received an Inquiry from an Indian National who was recently contacted by ICE because she was a student at an online University out of California.

Hundreds of Indian students , mostly from Andhra Pradesh , face the prospect of deportation from the US after authorities raided and shut down a university in the Silicon Valley on charges of a massive immigration fraud. The Tri-Valley University in Pleasanton, a major suburb in San Francisco Bay Area, has been charged by federal investigating authorities with being part of an effort to defraud, misuse visa permits and indulge in money laundering and other crimes."

The Fleischer Law Firm in Cincinnati Ohio will be looking into this fraud and see if we can keep this victim in status, and additionally try to see if there is a cause of action against this University.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Naturalized US citizen of the Day - Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Elena Comăneci was born November 12, 1961 in Romania. She is a Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and the first gymnast ever to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. She is also the winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics. She is one of the best-known gymnasts in the world.

FY 2011 H-1bs still available but running out fast

USCIS updated its count of FY2011 cap-subject H-1B petitions and advanced degree cap-exempt petitions receipted. As of 1/21/11, approximately 62,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. AILA Doc. No. 10042368.

Call the Fleischer Law Firm if you or an employee needs an H-1B visa

PERM recruitment- Employer refferal program


"We find that, in order to make the employee referral program recruitment step meaningful, an employer must minimally be able to document that (1) its employee referral program offers incentives to employees for referral of candidates, (2) that the employee referral program was in effect during the recruitment effort the employer is relying on to support its labor certification application, and (3) that the Employer’s employees were on notice of the job opening at issue." Matter of SANMINA-SCI CORPORATION, 2010-PER-00697, Jan. 19, 2011.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

US naturalized citizen of the Day- Frank Capra

Frank Russell Capra was born May 18, 1897 in Italy. He was a Sicilian-born American film director and a creative force behind a number of films of the 1930s and 1940s, including It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lost Horizon 1937), You Can't Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Meet John Doe (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

I-9 Audit crackdowns will continue

The Obama administration plans to intensify a crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants with the establishment of an audit office designed to bolster verification of company hiring records. In an interview, John Morton, chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, said the Employment Compliance Inspection Center would "address a need to conduct audits even of the largest employers with a very large number of employees." The office would be announced Thursday, he said. Mr. Morton said that the center would be staffed with specialists who will pore over the I-9 employee files collected from companies targeted for audits." WSJ, Jan. 20, 2011.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fleischer Law Firm victory

Recently, the Fleischer Law Firm and Attorney Richard Fleischer of Cincinnati , Ohio was able to win Withholding of Deportation for a citizen of Mali. The woman feared persecution of her US born daughter if she was returned home to Mali. Our client was a victim of female cutting (FGM). She feared the same for her 6 year old daughter.
Te Immigration judge in Cleveland , Ohio agreed.

The government attorneys, who apparently are seeking justice, has appealed this decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

The Fleischer Law Firm intends to defend our client and fight to have the Immigration Judge's decision sustained.

9 year old's Disney Vacation denied. He was a RISK

LONDON - A 9-year-old boy's dream trip to Disney World was ruined when U.S. immigration officials ruled he was a threat.
They said there was a risk he would not leave the U.S. at the end of his holiday and refused his application under Section 214 (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.


US naturalized Citisen of the Day - Dezi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz was born March 2, 1917 in Cuba. He was a Cuban-born American musician, actor and television producer. While he gained international renown for leading a Latin music band, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, he is best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the classic American TV series I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time.

Expediting EAD work cards

The USCIS recognized that EAD's were taking longer than usual, so they implemented an expedite process in two situations:

1. If the I-765 application has been pending more than seventy-five days; or
2. If the I-765 application has been pending for more than sixty days, the current EAD will expire within the next two weeks, AND the individual will lose their job (a leave of absence not considered a loss of the job).