What’s New 2004

27 December 2004 – The special PERM issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 December 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 December 2004 – Attorney Jack Richbourg was mentioned in the December 21 issue of The Commercial Appeal in an article about a political refugee he is representing. Mr. Richbourg got the case overrulled in a Sixth Circuit appellate court, providing a good chance that his client will soon make the United States his permanent home.

20 December 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the December 19 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing the O-1 visa.

15 December 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the December 12 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing the J-1 visa.

13 December 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

7 December 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

6 December 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the December 5 issue of La Prensa Latina giving the new USCIS address to use for certain immigration filings.

3 December 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in a November 25 article in The Mercury Times about the recently passed L-1 visa reform.

29 November 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

29 November 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the November 28 issue of La Prensa Latina that gives a brief overview of different aspects of the United States Immigration System (en Español).

29 November 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

29 November 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in a November 29 article of AHA News, the bi-weekly publication of the American Hospital Association, about the effect visa caps have on nurse staffing: “The recruitment of foreign nurses to the U.S. will be dramatically curtailed as health care employers no longer view this as a viable approach to addressing the shortage of RNs in this country.”

22 November 2004 – A special legislative edition of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

17 November 2004 – A special edition of the Visalaw.com Healthcare Newsletter is now online.

16 November 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

16 November 2004 – We’ve posted the latest processing times for the Nebraska Service Center.

15 November 2004 – The latest monthly issue of the Visalaw.com Health Care Newsletter is now online.

15 November 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the November 14 issue of La Prensa Latina that gives a brief overview of different aspects of the United States Immigration System (en Español).

9 November 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

9 November 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the November 7 issue of La Prensa Latina that gives a brief overview of different aspects of the United States Immigration System (en Español).

1 November 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

1 November 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the October 31 issue of La Prensa Latina offering tips on what to do if your case was handled incorrectly by an immigration lawyer (en Español).

26 October 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

25 October 2004 – Greg Siskind spoke on using the web in an immigration practice at the annual Immigration and Nationality Law Seminar sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. The conference attracts lawyers from across Texas and several other states.

25 October 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the October 24 issue of La Prensa Latina offering tips for affording an immigration attorney.

22 October 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

19 October 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

19 October 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the October 17 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining more factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Español).

18 October 2004 – Attorneys Greg Siskind and David Jones wrote a column in the October issue of Immigration Law Today, AILA’s monthly magazine, explaining how Wi-Fi can make an attorney more productive outside of the office.

18 October 2004 – Siskind Susser and Visalaw.com were mentioned in a recent article inLaw Practice Management, a publication of the American Bar Association. The article, which discusses Web sites that are convenient to clients, calls Visalaw.com the “granddaddy of law firm Web sites.”

13 October 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the October 10 issue of La Prensa Latina answering frequently asked questions regarding the Diversity Visa 2006 Green Card Lottery.

11 October 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

5 October 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

27 September 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immgration Bulletin is now online.

21 September 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

20 September 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the September 19 issue of La Prensa Latina summarizing the immigration aspects of the Republican party’s platform for this year’s election.

13 September 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a chapter in a new book published by the American Bar Association. Mr. Siskind’s chapter is entitled, “Building Credibility with a Do-It-Yourself Publishing Program.”

13 September 2004 – The September 12 issue of La Prensa Latina included a picture of partners Lynn Susser and David Jones and paralegal Gilda Bollwerk representing Siskind Susser at Latino Memphis 2004.

13 September 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the September 12 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining more factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Español).

13 September 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

9 September 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the September 5 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining more factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Español).

7 September 2004 – We’ve posted the latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin.

31 August 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the August 15 issue of Indus Business Journal explaining why it is important to take your time choosing an immigration attorney and why hiring immigration consultants in lieu of attorneys is not a wise decision.

31 August 2004 – We’ve posted the latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin.

30 August 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the August 22 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining more factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Español).

23 August 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

23 August 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the August 22 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Español).

23 August 2004 – We’ve posted the latest processing times for the Vermont and California Service Centers and the National Benefits Center in Missouri.

19 August 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

16 August 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

16 August 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind was profiled in the August 13 issue of theMemphis Business Journal.

9 August 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

9 August 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the August 8 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining a new regulation to extend the validity of employment authorization documents (en Español).

3 August 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the August 1 issue of La Prensa Latina continuing to explain how to determine whether or not you need an immigration lawyer (en Español).

2 August 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

27 July 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

26 July 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the July 25 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining how to determine whether or not you need an immigration lawyer (en Español).

20 July 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

19 July 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the July 18 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining Western Hemisphere Priority Dates and how they can allow some individuals to speed up their immigration process(en Español).

13 July 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

12 July 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the July 11 issue of La Prensa Latina emphasizing the importance for immigrants to acquire U.S. citizenship (en Español).

9 July 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the July 9 issue of Health Lawyers Weekly outlining the visa options for physicians seeking to enter the U.S. to engage in graduate medical training.

8 July 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

6 July 2004 – The July 2-8 issue of the Memphis Business Journal mentions Visalaw.com as the nation’s best law Web site. The article also mentions the Visalaw.com blog as a component that raises the bar in online business development.

6 July 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

6 July 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the July 4 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining Border Patrol’s new policy on visas for foreign journalists (en Español).

29 June 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the June 27 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing President Reagan’s contributions to immigration in the United States (en Español).

28 June 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

24 June 2004 – The June 22 issue of the Commercial Appeal mentions Visalaw.com as the nation’s best law Web site. The article says, “Visalaw.com is the address for people, both lawyers and immigrants, who want to know what’s going on … in courtrooms, on Capitol Hill and at the borders.”

22 June 2004 – The latest monthly issue of the Visalaw.com Health Care Newsletter is now online.

21 June 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

21 June 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 June 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the June 20 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining explaining how immigration applicants with a history of DUIs may be inadmissible on health-related grounds (en Español).

14 June 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

8 June 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the June 1 issue of Immigration Daily, the flagship publication of ILW.com, explaining the Delta Regional Authority Physician J-1 Waiver Program.

7 June 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

7 June 2004 – Visalaw.com received a 2004 Platinum Internet Marketing Attorney Award and was ranked first among small/mid-size firms by InternetMarketingAttorney.com. The firm received the highest score of any law firm regardless of size. The review states, “I never meet an immigration lawyer that does not use Siskind Susser’s site to learn what’s going on.”

7 June 2004 – The Visalaw.com Blog was listed on Micha’s Nifty Fifty list onInternetMarketingAttorney.com, a list of 50 components on law firm web sites that continue to raise the bar in online business development. The site states “Visalaw.com shows you how to incorporate ‘the blog’ into a firm’s web site efforts.”

7 June 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the June 6 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining the new USCIS forms available for online filing.

2 June 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the June 1 issue of Immigration Daily, the flagship publication of ILW.com, discussing a recent OALJ (DOL) case concerning H-1B teachers.

2 June 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the May 30 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining how undocumented immigrants can attend Tennessee owned universities.

1 June 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

25 May 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the May 23 edition of La Prensa Latina explaining how individuals will soon able to apply or reapply for Temporary Resident status under a 1986 amnesty program.

25 May 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

24 May 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the May 21 edition of the Delta Regional Authority’s publication, DRA:Communiqué, in an article about the DRA’s new J-1 Visa waiver program. Mr. Siskind called the new program “one of the most effective things our government can be doing to address the shortage right now.”

20 May 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Visalaw.com are featured in the May 14 issue of Lawyer’s Weekly in an article that calls Siskind Susser “a testament to how anyimmigration lawyer can harness the power of the web.”

18 May 2004 – Attorney Kevin O’Keefe, founder of lexBlog, Inc., wrote an item on his company’s website complimenting Greg Siskind on the tenth anniversary of Visalaw.com.

17 May 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

17 May 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the May 16 edition of La Prensa Latina continuing to outline the new USCIS processing fees (en Español).

17 May 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the May 13 issue of the National Law Journal in an article on the tenth anniversary of the first law firm web sites.

10 May 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

4 May 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

4 May 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the May 2 edition of La Prensa Latina outlining the new USCIS processing fees (en Español).

4 May 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Visalaw.com are featured in an article in the March/April issue of Memphis Lawyer magazine that discusses Siskind Susser’s approach to internet marketing.

3 May 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

26 April 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

22 April 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the April 18 edition of La Prensa Latina explaining the K Visa for fiance(e)s (en Español).

19 April 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

12 April 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

8 April 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the Spring 2004 edition of Small Firm Business magazine in an article that features Siskind Susser as a firm that uses innovative web tools.

8 April 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the April 4 edition of La Prensa Latina explaining different types of visitor’s visas (en Español).

5 April 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

31 March 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

31 March 2004 – Law.com features Attorney Greg Siskind and Visalaw.com in a March 29 article that profiles several law firms that have creative, innovative marketing campaigns.

29 March 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

29 March 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the March 28 edition of La Prensa Latina outlining the ways children under 18 can obtain 18 citizenship (en Español).

29 March 2004 – IndUS Business Journal quotes Attorney Greg Siskind in an article in the March 15 edition about how the H-1B cap could negatively affect the current physician shortage in the United States.

24 March 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

24 March 2004 – The latest monthly issue of the Visalaw.com Health Care Newsletter is now online.

17 March 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the March 2004 edition ofDiverseCity outlining many benefits to getting United States citizenship.

16 March 2004 – We’ve posted the latest processing times for the Nebraska Service Center.

15 March 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

9 March 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the March 7 edition of La Prensa Latina explaining temporary protected status (en Español).

9 March 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a column in the March 1 edition of IndUSBusiness Journal answering frequently asked questions regarding the H1-B cap.

9 March 2004 – Siskind Susser was ranked 12 on IndUS Business Journal‘s list of 25 largest firms with immigration attorneys.

8 March 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

2 March 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

26 February 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

26 February 2004 – Attorney Lynn Susser was mentioned in the February 22 edition ofUSA Today in an article about a family she is representing.

24 February 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a column in the February 15 edition ofIndUS Business Journal about finding an appropriate immigration lawyer.

23 February 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

17 February 2004 – The latest monthly issue of the Visalaw.com Health Care Newsletter is now online.

16 February 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

11 February 2004 – We’ve posted the latest State Department Visa Bulletin for March 2004.

11 February 2004 – Attorney Greg Siskind co-authored an article in La Prensa Latinaexplaining the Hagel-Daschle proposal (en Español).

9 February 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

6 February 2004 – Attorney Lynn Susser is mentioned in an editorial in La Prensa Latinaclarifying that the recently introduced immigration reform proposals have not yet become law (en Español).

3 February 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

28 January 2004 – Greg Siskind was named one of the top 101 lawyers in Tennessee.

27 January 2004 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

26 January 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

22 January 2004 – Greg Siskind is quoted by CM e-News Daily about the effect President Bush’s proposal will have for the employers of illegal immigrants in the US.

19 January 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

16 January 2004 – The Commercial Appeal quotes Greg Siskind about President Bush’s proposal for immigrant guest workers in the US.

16 January 2004 – We’ve posted a new Chart of the State 30 J-1 Waiver Programs.

15 January 2004 – The latest monthly issue of the Visalaw Health Care Bulletin is now online.

12 January 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

7 January 2004– We’ve posted new processing times for the Nebraska Service Center.

5 January 2004 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

In the News

December 2004

Awaiting Real Freedom

Attorney Jack Richbourg was mentioned in the December 21 issue of The Commercial Appeal in an article about a political refugee he is representing. Mr. Richbourg got the case overrulled in a Sixth Circuit appellate court, providing a good chance that his client will soon make the United States his permanent home.

Qué Debe Saber USTED Sobre el Sistema de Inmigración

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the December 19 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing the O-1 visa (en Espanol).

The H-1B Visa

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the H-1B visa program is the primary method for bringing in professional level foreign employees.

Fundamentos de la ley de Inmigración Sobre la Visa J-1 (Immigration Overview: J-1 Visa)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article the December 12 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing the J-1 Visa (en Espanol).

Understanding the State Department Visa Bulletin

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. This summary will help you understand how to read the bulletin and what the different parts of it mean.

USCIS Cambió de Dirección para el Envko de Ciertos Formularios y Solicitudes de Inmigración

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the December 5 issue of La Prensa Latina giving the new USCIS address to use for certain immigration filings (en Espanol).

November 2004

Tech Visa Loophole Closed by Congress

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in a November 25 article in The Mercury Times about the recently passed L-1 visa reform.

First Preference Employment-Based Immigrants – International Managers and Executives

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how, because there is no need for a labor certification, this is a popular green card strategy for executives and has been of tremendous assistance for international business.

Qué debe USTED Saber Sobre el Sistema de Inmigración de los EE.UU – 3parte (What YOU need to know about the US Immigration System – part 3)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the November 28 issue of La Prensa Latina that gives a brief overview of different aspects of the United States Immigration System (en Espanol).

Visa Caps Seen Adding to RN Staffing Woes

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in a November 29 article of AHA News, the bi-weekly publication of the American Hospital Association, about the effect visa caps have on nurse staffing: “The recruitment of foreign nurses to the U.S. will be dramatically curtailed as health care employers no longer view this as a viable approach to addressing the shortage of RNs in this country.”

Qué debe USTED Saber Sobre el Sistema de Inmigración de los EE.UU – 2parte (What YOU need to know about the US Immigration System – part 2)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the November 14 issue of La Prensa Latina that gives a brief overview of different aspects of the United States Immigration System (en Espanol).

Qué Debe USTED Saber Sobre el Sistema de Inmigración (What YOU need to know about the US Immigration System)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the November 7 issue of La Prensa Latina that gives a brief overview of different aspects of the United States Immigration System (en Espanol).

October 2004

Qué Hacer Cuando su Abogado de Inmigración Descuida su Caso (What to do if Your Immigration Lawyer Mismanages Your Case)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the October 31 issue of La Prensa Latina offering tips on what to do if your case was handled incorrectly by an immigration lawyer (en Espanol).

Immigration Options for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote two chapters in a new book published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Siskind’s chapters are entitled “Nurse Licensing Requirements” and “Occupational Therapist Licensing Requirements.”

Cómo Poder Afrontar el Gasto de Contratar a un Abogado de Inmigración (Affording an Immigration Attorney)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the October 24 issue of La Prensa Latina offering tips for affording an immigration attorney (en Espanol).

The Web and The Immigration Lawyer

Greg Siskind spoke on using the web in an immigration practice at the annual Immigration and Nationality Law Seminar sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. The conference attracts lawyers from across Texas and several other states.

Adoption and Orphans

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how immigration concerns are a major issue in the international adoption process.

Algunos Factores a Considerar al Momento de Contratar a Un Abogado de Inmigración (What Your Immigration Attorney Should and Should Not Do)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the October 17 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining more factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Espanol).

Cutting the Cord: The New World of Wi-Fi

Attorneys Greg Siskind and David Jones wrote a column in the October issue of Immigration Law Today, AILA’s monthly magazine, explaining how Wi-Fi can make an attorney more productive outside of the office.

Client-Friendly Web Sites: Road Tested Tactics

Siskind Susser and Visalaw.com were mentioned in a recent article in Law Practice Management, a publication of the American Bar Association. The article, which discusses Web sites that are convenient to clients, calls Visalaw.com the “granddaddy of law firm Web sites.”

M Visas for Vocational Students

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the M visa is available to international students who are coming to the US to pursue a full-time course of study at an established vocational school or other nonacademic school that has been approved by the USCIS.

¿Qué es la Loterka para la “Green Card”? (What is the “Green Card” Lottery?)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the October 10 issue of La Prensa Latina answering frequently asked questions regarding the Diversity Visa 2006 Green Card Lottery (en Espanol).

Gadgets for Today’s Immigration Lawyer

Attorneys Greg Siskind and David Jones wrote a column in a recent issue of Immigration Law Today, AILA’s monthly magazine, discussing different items that immigration lawyers may find helpful and convenient.

The H-1B Cap

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about what happens when the H-1B visa cap is met.

The Personal Digital Assistant (PDA): Six Ways It Can Change Your Life in an Instant!

Attorneys Greg Siskind and David Jones wrote a column in a recent issue of Immigration Law Today, AILA’s monthly magazine, outlining reasons that a PDA can make immigration lawyers’ lives easier.

September 2004

Obtaining Permanent Residency Through a Spouse

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the spousal relationship is one of the most common bases for immigration to the US.

Platforma Polktica del Partido Demócrata Sobre Temas de Inmigración (Democratic Party on Immigration Policy)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the September 26 issue of La Prensa Latina summarizing the immigration aspects of the Democratic party’s platform for this year’s election (en Espanol).

Family Based Immigration Overview

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how immigration through a family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is the most common way of gaining U.S. residency.

“Apoyo a una Inmigracion Legal y Humana” Plataforma Polktica del Partido Republicano sobre Temas de Inmigración (“Supporting Humane and Legal Immigration” Republican Party Platform on Immigration Policy)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the September 19 issue of La Prensa Latina summarizing the immigration aspects of the Republican party’s platform for this year’s election (en Espanol).

Marketing Success Stories, Second Edition; Conversations with Leading Lawyers

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a chapter in a new book published by the American Bar Association. Mr. Siskind’s chapter is entitled, “Building Credibility with a Do-It-Yourself Publishing Program.”

Latino Memphis 2004

The September 12 issue of La Prensa Latina included a picture of partners Lynn Susser, David Jones and paralegal Gilda Bollwerk representing Siskind Susser at Latino Memphis 2004.

C Visas for Aliens in Transit Through the US and D Visas for Crewmembers

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how to obtain C and D visas.

Factores a Considerar al Momento de Contratar a un Abogado de Inmigración (Hiring an Immigration Lawyer, More Factors to Consider)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the September 12 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining more factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Espanol).

J-1 Visas – Establishing a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the procedures related to establishing an approved J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (“EVP”).

Factores a Considerar al Momento de Contatar a un Abogado de Inmigración (Hiring an Immigration Lawyer, More Factors to Consider)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the September 5 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining more factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Espanol).

August 2004

Know What to Look For in a Lawyer: Avoid Immigration Consultants

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the August 15 issue of Indus Business Journal explaining why it is important to take your time choosing an immigration attorney and why hiring immigration consultants in lieu of attorneys is not a wise decision.

Contratando a un Abogado de Inmigración – Mas Factores a Tener en Cuenta (Hiring an Immigration Lawyer – More Factors to Look for)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the August 29 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining more factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Espanol).

P-2 Visas for Artists and Entertainers in Reciprocal Exchange Programs and P-3 Visas for Artists and Entertainers Participating in Culturally Unique Programs

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about P-2 and P-3 visas for artists and entertainers.

Qué Tener en Cuenta a Momento de Contratar a un Abogado de Inmigración (Hiring an Immigration Lawyer – Factors to Look for)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the August 22 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining factors to be aware of when hiring an immigration attorney (en Espanol).

Profile: ‘We’re Going to Keep Growing.’

Attorney Greg Siskind was profiled in the August 16 issue of the Memphis Business Journal in an article that discussed his career and his use of the Internet.

P-1 Visas for Athletes and Entertainers

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the P categories, P-1, P-2 and P-3, are reserved for those aliens who will be coming to the United States to perform in athletics or entertainment, and who do not meet the extraordinary ability standard required for classification in the O category.

Nueva Regualción Para Extender la Validez de Documentos de Autorización de Trabajo (New Regulation to Extend Validity of Employment Authorization Documents)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the August 8 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining a new regulation to extend the validity of employment authorization documents (en Espanol).

J-1 Visas for Exchange Visitors

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the J-1 visa is given to those who will be entering the US to participate in an approved educational or cultural program.

Contratando a un Abogado de Inmigración: (2nd parte): (Hiring an Immigration Lawyer: Part 2)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the August 1 issue of La Prensa Latina continuing to explain how to determine whether or not you need an immigration lawyer (en Espanol).

S Visas for Aliens Assisting Law Enforcement

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the S visa is given to aliens who assist US law enforcement to investigate and prosecute crimes and terrorist activities.

July 2004

Certifications of Foreign Health Care Workers

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about why health care workers require special certification.

Contratando a un Abogado de Inmigración: ¿Necesita Uno? (Hiring an Immigration Lawyer: Do You Need One?)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the July 25 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining how to determine whether or not you need an immigration lawyer (en Espanol).

A, G, and NATO Visas For Foreign Government Representatives

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the visas which are available to officials of foreign governments and representatives of international nongovernmental organizations.

Fechas de Prioridad para el Hemisferio Occidental (Western Hemisphere Priority Dates)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the July 18 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining Western Hemisphere Priority Dates and how they can allow some individuals to speed up their immigration process (en Espanol).

H-3 Trainees

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the H-3 nonimmigrant visa category is designed to allow foreign nationals to come to the US to receive training in many different activities.

Porqué Convertirse en Ciudadano Estadounidense (Why Become an American Citizen?)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the July 11 issue of La Prensa Latina emphasizing the importance for immigrants to acquire U.S. citizenship (en Espanol).

Visa Options for Graduate Medical Training

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the July 9 issue of Health Lawyers Weekly outlining the visa options for physicians seeking to enter the U.S. to engage in graduate medical training.

Visa Options for Graduate Medical Training

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about visa options for graduate medical training: J-1 and H-1B visas.

Siskind Susser Site Again Receives Top Honor

The July 2-8 issue of the Memphis Business Journal mentions Visalaw.com as the nation’s best law Web site. The article also mentions the Visalaw.com blog as a component that raises the bar in online business development.

CBP Otorga Autoridad a Discreción para Ingreso de Periodistas Extranjeros (CBP Grants Discretionary Authority for Foreign Journalists)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the July 4 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining Border Patrol’s new policy on visas for foreign journalists (en Espanol).

June 2004

Immigration Options for Physicians, 2nd Edition

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a chapter in a new book published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Siskind’s chapter is entitled “Visa Options for Graduate Medical Training.

La Influencia del Presidente Reagan en Inmigración (President Reagan’s Role in Immigration)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the June 27 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing President Reagan’s contributions to immigration in the United States (en Espanol).

Coffee Break: Visalaw.com No. 1

The June 22 issue of the Commercial Appeal mentions Visalaw.com as the nation’s best law Web site. The article says, “Visalaw.com is the address for people, both lawyers and immigrants, who want to know what’s going on … in courtrooms, on Capitol Hill and at the borders.”

I Visas for Foreign Media Representatives

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the very useful, though not widely known or used, I visa, for foreign media representatives.

Ofensas de DUI Pueden Resultar en Inadmisibilidad para Inmigración (DUI Offenses may Result in Inadmissibility)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the June 20 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining explaining how immigration applicants with a history of DUIs may be inadmissible on health-related grounds (en Espanol).

Consular Processing Versus Adjustment of Status

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the two methods of securing permanent residence in the US once a person is approved for immigration: consular processing and adjustment of status.

Delta Regional Authority J Waiver Program

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the June 1 issue of Immigration Daily, the flagship publication of ILW.com, explaining the Delta Regional Authority Physician J-1 Waiver Program.

Visalaw.com Named Nation’s Top Law Firm Website

Visalaw.com received a 2004 Platinum Internet Marketing Attorney Award and was ranked first among small/mid-size firms by InternetMarketingAttorney.com. The firm received the highest score of any law firm regardless of size. The review states, “I never meet an immigration lawyer that does not use Siskind Susser’s site to learn what’s going on.”

Visalaw.com Blog Named in Top 50 Law Firm Website Components

The Visalaw.com Blog was listed on Micha’s Nifty Fifty list on InternetMarketingAttorney.com, a list of 50 components on law firm websites that continue to raise the bar in online business development. The site states “Visalaw.com shows you how to incorporate ‘the blog’ into a firm’s website efforts.”

L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visas

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how L-1 intracompany transfer visas are non-immigrant visas available to persons coming to work in the US for an employer that is related to a company the applicant worked for prior to entering the US.

Mis Formularios se Pueden Completar vka Internet (More Forms Available for Online Filing)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the June 6 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining the new USCIS forms available for online filing (en Espanol).

Judge Rules Salary Withholding For H-1B Worker is not Discriminatory

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the June 1 issue of Immigration Daily, the flagship publication of immigration law portal ILW.com, discussing a recent OALJ (DOL) case concerning H-1B teachers.

May 2004

Inmigrantes Indocumentados Pueden ser Admitidos en las Universidades de Tennessee (Undocumented Immigrants Can Gain Admission to Tennessee Universities)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the May 30 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining how undocumented immigrants can attend Tennessee owned universities (en Espanol).

Resolución Legal Ofrece Oportunidades Para los Inmigrantes (Settlement Agreement Offers Opportunities for Immigrants)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the May 23 edition of La Prensa Latina explaining how individuals will soon able to apply or reapply for Temporary Resident status under a 1986 amnesty program (en Espanol).

Delta Regional Authority Physician J-1 Waiver Program

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the Delta Regional Authority’s J-1 physician waiver program.

DRA Meets with State J-1 Visa, Health Officials

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the May 21 edition of the Delta Regional Authority’s publication, DRA:Communiqué, in an article about the DRA’s new J-1 Visa waiver program. Mr. Siskind called the new program “one of the most effective things our government can be doing to address the shortage right now.”

American Immigration Lawyer a Prize-Winning Internet Marketer

Attorney Greg Siskind and Visalaw.com are featured in the May 14 issue of Lawyer’s Weekly in an article that calls Siskind Susser “a testament to how any immigration lawyer can harness the power of the web.”

Congratulations to Greg Siskind > 10 Years on the Internet

Attorney Kevin O’Keefe, founder of lexBlog, Inc., wrote an item on his company’s website complimenting attorney Greg Siskind on the tenth anniversay of Visalaw.com.

Parole Status

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how an individual who is ineligible to enter the U.S. as a refugee, immigrant or nonimmigrant may be “paroled” into the U.S. by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Inmigraciones Dispuso Nuevo Costo de Estampillado Para los Formularios de Inmigraciones (USCIS Announced a Revised Fee Structure for Immigration Benefits)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the May 16 edition of La Prensa Latina continuing to outline the new USCIS processing fees (en Espanol).

Web Masters

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the May 13 issue of the National Law Journal in an article on the tenth anniversary of the first law firm web sites.

R-1 Religious Worker Visas

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how religious workers seeking to temporarily enter the U.S. to pursue work in their field are likely to enter using the R nonimmigrant visa.

USCIS Dispuso Nuevo Costo de Estampillado Para los Formularios de Inmigraciones (USCIS Announces Revised Fee Structure for Immigration Benefits)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the May 2 edition of La Prensa Latina outlining the new USCIS processing fees (en Espanol).

April 2004

Creating a Web Strategy that Works

Attorney Greg Siskind and Visalaw.com are featured in an article in the March/April issue ofMemphis Lawyer magazine that discusses Siskind Susser’s approach to internet marketing.

Visa Options for Nurses, Part 3: Health Care Worker Certification

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how a growing shortage of nurses in the United States has forced many health care employers to look overseas for the nursing talent needed to care for American patients, and how bringing those nurses to the U.S. is challenging.

Visas K (Type K Visa)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the April 18 edition of La Prensa Latina explaining the K visa for fiance(e)s (en Espanol).

Visa Options for Nurses Part 2: Immigrant Visa Options for Nurses

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how a growing shortage of nurses in the United States has forced many health care employers to look overseas for the nursing talent needed to care for American patients, and how bringing those nurses to the U.S. is challenging.

Hit it Big: Creative Marketing Helps Small Firms Hit Their Stride

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the Spring 2004 edition of Small Firm Business magazine in an article that featured Siskind Susser as a firm that uses innovative web tools.

Visa Options for Nurses Part 1: Non-Immigrant Visa Options

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how a growing shortage of nurses in the United States has forced many health care employers to look overseas for the nursing talent needed to care for American patients, and how bringing those nurses to the U.S. is challenging.

Visas de Visitante (Visitor’s Visas)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the April 4 edition of La Prensa Latina explaining different types of visitor’s visas (en Espanol).

March 2004

Hit the Jackpot: How One Small Firm Builds Its Brand

Law.com features Attorney Greg Siskind and Visalaw.com in a March 29 article that profiles several law firms that have creative, innovative marketing campaigns.

E-1 and E-2 Visas

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about what is an E-1/E-2 visa, and the addition of Chile and Singapore to the program.

Ciudadanka Para Menores (Children’s Citizenship)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the March 28 edition of La Prensa Latina outlining the ways children under 18 can obain US citizenship (en Espanol).

Understanding the H-2B Cap

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the H-2B visa: what it is, who is eligible for it, who is subject to the cap.

H-1B Cap Could Push 1,600 Doctors From U.S.

IndUS Business Journal quotes Attorney Greg Siskind in an article in the March 15 issue about how the H-1B cap could negatively affect the current physician shortage in the United States.

Health-Related Grounds Of Inadmissibility

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how Section 212 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act designates the health-related grounds that render an applicant for a visa, admission, or adjustment of status inadmissible.

Why Become a Citizen?

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the March 2004 issue of DiverseCity outlining many benefits to getting United States citizenship.

Temporary Protected Status

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how temporary protected status is granted to eligible nationals of designated countries who cannot return home due to a crisis in the home country.

El Estatus de Protección Temporaria (Temporary Protected Status)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the March 7 edition of La Prensa Latina explaining temporary protected status (en Espanol).

With H-1B Cap Reached Questions Abound – What To Do Now?

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a column in the March 1 edition of IndUS Business Journalanswering frequently asked questions regarding the H1-B cap.

Law Firms with Immigration Attorneys

Siskind Susser was ranked 12 on IndUS Business Journal‘s list of 25 largest firms with immigration attorneys.

February 2004

2 Families, 1 Child and 5 Long Years

Attorney Lynn Susser was mentioned in the February 22 edition of USA Today in an article about a family she is representing.

Asking the Right Questions Helps Avoid Immigration Pitfalls

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a column in the February 15 edition of IndUS Business Journalabout finding an appropriate immigration lawyer.

Ajuste de Estatus Por Méritos: Propuesta de Ley de Los Senadores Hagel y Daschle (Hagel-Daschle Earned Adjustment Proposal Introduced)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article inLa Prensa Latina explaining the Hagel-Daschle proposal (en Espanol).

January 2004

Presentan Nuevo Proyecto de Immigración Mis Alentador

Attorney Lynn Susser is mentioned in an editorial in La Prensa Latina clarifying that the recently introduced immigration reform proposals have not yet become law (en Espanol).

Best Lawyers in Tennessee

Greg Siskind was named one of the 101 best lawyers in Tennessee by Business TN Magazine.

Time Running Out Fast for H-1B Applicants

Siskind Susser is cited in this article in the Economic Times section of the Times of India about the H-1B cap.

Guest Worker Program May Sting Illegal Cleaning Operators

Greg Siskind is quoted by CM e-News Daily about the effect President Bush’s proposal will have for the employers of illegal immigrants in the US.

Yearly Re-Registration of Muslim Visitors Ends

Greg Siskind is quoted in American Medical News about the changes made to the Special Registration program.

NAFTA Visas for Canadians and Mexicans

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the TN nonimmigration visa, the visa created for Canadians and Mexicans following the passage of NAFTA.

Immigrant Workers Want ‘Out of the Shadows’

The Commercial Appeal quotes Greg Siskind about President Bush’s proposal for immigrant guest workers in the US.

Finding a Damn Good Immigration Attorney

About.com interviewed Greg Siskind about how to locate a good immigration attorney: “Usually, a good attorney should know the right questions to ask.”

Processing Fee Now an Effective Requirement for H-1B Applicants

Global Atlanta quoted Karen Weinstock on premium processing for H-1B applications before the H-1B quota runs out. Weinstock is managing partner in Siskind Susser’s Atlanta office.