What’s New 2005

20 December 2005 – We’ve posted a special edition of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin covering the passage of HR 4337 in the US House of Representatives.

6 December 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

30 November 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

21 November 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

18 November 2005 – The latest Visalaw Healthcare Bulletin is now online.

16 November 2005 – We’ve updated our article regarding hurricane assistance for those affected with immigration concerns.

7 November 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

25 October 2005 – Attorneys Greg Sisknd and Bryant Stevenson co-authored an article on physician immigration featured in the latest issue of the American Bar Association’s health law section magazine.

25 October 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is online.

14 October 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

11 October 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the October 10th issue of The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in an article regarding the immigration dilemmas of undocumented immigrants having babies in the United States.

6 October 2005 – Attorney Jack Richbourg was quoted in the October 4th issue of The Village Voice.

5 October 2005 – A special edition of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online regarding the DV-2007 Green Card Lottery.

5 October 2005 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

23 September 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

14 September 2005 – An emergency alert issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

12 September 2005 – A special issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

29 August 2005 – Siskind Susser, PC is pleased to announce that founding partner Greg Siskind was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006 edition, published by Woodward White.

26 August 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

3 August 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

2 August 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

25 July 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

8 July 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

5 July 2005 – We’ve posted a Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin special update.

30 June 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

27 June 2005 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

16 June 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online

6 June 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

24 May 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a column in the May/June issue of Immigration Law Today, AILA’s monthly magazine, discussing different items that immigration lawyers may find helpful and convenient.

23 May 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

16 May 2005 – Visalaw.com was mentioned in an article about the new E-3 visas for Australian professionals in a News Interactive website,www.news.com.au. News Interactive is one of Australia’s largest online publishers and is the online division of News Limited, Australia’s largest media company.

16 May 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

13 May 2005 – Visalaw.com was mentioned in an article in the May 12 issue of Wondonga, Australia’s daily newspaper, The Border Mail, about the new E-3 visa that will allow Austrailians to work in the United States temporarily.

11 May 2005 – The opening of Siskind Susser’s Nashville office and the addition of Attorney Yvette Sebelist was an item in the May 11 issue ofNashville City Paper‘s weekly business section, “Profits and Profiles.”

6 May 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the San Diego Union Tribune in a story about the state of California potentially opening a border patrol agency. Siskind said, “I don’t know from a practical point of view how workable it would be.”

5 May 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind was interviewed on May 4 forBloomberg Radio regarding REAL ID. Mr. Siskind shared his opinion on why REAL ID sounds good in theory to some, but is, in reality, a really bad idea. The radio show host who interviewed him was supportive of the bill so they had a polite and interesting debate.

5 May 2005 – Attorney Yvette Sebelist was mentioned in the May 1 issue of The Tennessean. The item announced the re-opening of Siskind Susser’s Nashville office.

5 May 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

4 May 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

26 April 2005 – The latest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 April 2005 – Attorney Brenda Boudreaux in our San Francisco office was quoted in the April 5 issue of the Fresno Bee in an article about the red tape and restrictions associated with the foreign immigrant investor visa.

21 April 2005 – Felicia Chappell, the executive administrative assistant in Siskind Susser’s Memphis office, contributed to a new book published byMann Publishing Group. Ms. Chappell contributed information explaining how our legal support staff uses Microsoft® Office to be efficient in their daily work.

20 April 2005 – The latest Visalaw.com Health Care Newsletter is now online.

18 April 2005 – We’ve updated our State 30 chart to reflect the changes several states have made in their waiver policies with regard to the five flexibility slots under Public Law 108-441.

15 April 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article for Recruiter News, the publication for the National Association of Physician Recruiters and the publication for the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters explaining the developments in Congress regarding physician immigration.

14 April 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

11 April 2005 – An article on NashvillePost.com announced the opening of our new office in Nashville, Tennessee, and the arrival of Attorney Yvette Sebelist, managing attorney of Siskind Susser’s Nashville office.

6 April 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

29 March 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

29 March 2005 – LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the O-1 visa is a temporary work visa available to those foreign nationals who have “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics” which “have been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim.”

22 March 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 March 2005 – CBS News’ Marketwatch quotes Greg Siskind regarding the Wal-Mart immigration violations settlement. Investor’s Business Dailyalso picked up the story.

21 March 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the March 13 issue of La Prensa Latina answering readers’ immigration questions (en Espanol).

21 March 2005 – Attorneys Greg Siskind and David Jones wrote a column in a recent issue of Immigration Law Today, AILA’s monthly magazine, offering resources helpful to those doing basic immigration legal research online.

15 March 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

9 March 2005 – A Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin special alert is now online.

8 March 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

8 March 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the March 6 issue of La Prensa Latina answering readers’ immigration questions.

1 March 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

1 March 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the February 27 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining how to go about filing a Mandamus law suit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (en Espanol).

24 February 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the February 20 issue ofLa Prensa Latina providing an update on the 2006 Diversity Visa Lottery (en Espanol).

23 February 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

17 February 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a chapter in a new book published by Seak. Mr. Siskind wrote the chapter about immigration mistakes made by physicians.

15 February 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

15 February 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the February 6 issue ofLa Prensa Latina outlining the specifics of the Real ID Act, which was recently passed by the US House of Representatives (en Espanol).

11 February 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the February 1 issue of Indus Business Journal to insure that permanent residents understand their rights, know how to maintain their status, and know how to comply with various legal requirements.

10 February 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the February 6 issue ofLa Prensa Latina detailing the Violence Against Women Act (en Espanol).

9 February 2005 – The latest monthly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Professional is now online.

3 February 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

2 February 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind was named one of the top 101 lawyers in Tennessee by Business TN magazine.

2 February 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the January 30 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing the 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of El Salvador (en Espanol).

1 February 2005 – LexisNexis.com recently posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind about citizenship rules for people born outside the United States. Read about one of the most complicated areas of US citizenship law: the passage of citizenship to children born outside the US to one or more US citizen parents. (We’ve also linked more articles by Mr. Siskind that were posted on LexisNexis.com.)

28 January 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

27 January 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the January 23 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining citizenship rules for individuals born outside the US.

19 January 2005 – Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the January 16 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining different types of Immigrant Visas.

17 January 2005 – The latest weekly issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

In the News

October 2005

Physician J-1 Waivers

Attorneys Greg Sisknd and Bryant Stevenson co-authored an article on physician immigration featured in the latest issue of the American Bar Association’s health law section magazine.

Aliens’ Kids Born in U.S. Add to Debate

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the October 10th issue of The Arkansas Democrat-Gazettein an article regarding the immigration dilemmas of undocumented immigrants having babies in the United States.

Marines: Looking for a Few Good Aliens?

Attorney Jack Richbourg was quoted in the October 4th issue of The Villiage Voice.

August 2005

Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2006 edition

Siskind Susser, PC is pleased to announce that founding partner Greg Siskind was recognized inThe Best Lawyers in America 2005-2006 edition, published by Woodward White. The Best Lawyers in America, a referral guide for the U.S. legal profession, is organized into 27 practice areas and recognizes attorneys in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The publication compiles its lists through a peer-review survey, which asks thousands of U.S. lawyers to confidentially evaluate the nominees.

May 2005

The Latest Gadgets for Today’s Immigration Lawyer

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a column in the May/June issue of Immigration Law Today, AILA’s monthly magazine, discussing different items that immigration lawyers may find helpful and convenient.

US Eases Restrictions on Australians

Visalaw.com was mentioned in an article about the new E-3 visas for Australian professionals in a News Interactive website, www.news.com.au. News Interactive is one of Australia’s largest online publishers and is the online division of News Limited, Australia’s largest media company.

New Visas Offer US Jobs

Visalaw.com was mentioned in an article in the May 12 issue of Wondonga, Australia’s daily newspaper, The Border Mailabout the new E-3 visa that will allow Austrailians to work in the United States temporarily.

Sebelist Opens Siskind Susser Nashville Office

The opening of Siskind Susser’s Nashville office and the addition of Attorney Yvette Sebelist was an item in the May 11 issue of Nashville City Paper‘s weekly business section, “Profits and Profiles.”

Experts Split on Legality of State Creating Border Patrol

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in the San Diego Union Tribune in a story about the state of California potentially opening a border patrol agency. Siskind said, “I don’t know from a practical point of view how workable it would be.”

People in Business

Attorney Yvette Sebelist was mentioned in the May 1 issue of The Tennessean. The item announced the re-opening of Siskind Susser’s Nashville office.

Bloomberg Radio

Attorney Greg Siskind was interviewed on May 4 for Bloomberg Radio regarding REAL ID. Mr. Siskind shared his opinion on why REAL ID sounds good in theory to some, but is, in reality, a really bad idea. The radio show host who interviewed him was supportive of the bill so they had a polite and interesting debate.

April 2005

Visa Investment Program Lures Few

Attorney Brenda Boudreaux in our San Francisco office was quoted in the April 5 issue of theFresno Bee in an article about the red tape and restrictions associated with the foreign immigrant investor visa.

The Paralegal’s Guide to the Microsoft® Office System

Felicia Chappell, the executive administrative assistant in Siskind Susser’s Memphis office, contributed to a new book published by Mann Publishing Group. Ms. Chappell contributed information explaining how our legal support staff uses Microsoft® Office to be efficient in their daily work.

Update on Physician Immigration Legislation

President Signs Major J-1 Physician Bill

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article for Recruiter News, the publication for the National Association of Physician Recruiters and the publication for the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters explaining the developments in Congress regarding physician immigration.

Siskind Susser Opens Nashville Law Office

An article on NashvillePost.com announced the opening of our new office in Nashville, Tennessee, and the arrival of Attorney Yvette Sebelist, managing attorney of Siskind Susser’s Nashville office.

March 2005

The O Visa

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about how the O-1 visa is a temporary work visa available to those foreign nationals who have “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics” which “have been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim.”

Wal-Mart can pay fine in 21 minutes, But immigration settlement is record for government

It Won’t Take Long for Wal-Mart to Pay Off U.S. Fine

CBS News’ Marketwatch quotes Greg Siskind regarding the Wal-Mart immigration violations settlement. Investor’s Business Daily also picked up the story.

Grounds for Asylum and Refuge

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the procedure for the admission and resettlement of refugees.

Pregsntele al Abogado

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the March 13 issue of La Prensa Latina answering readers’ immigration questions (en Espanol).

B-1/B-2 Visitor Visas

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about the two types of B visas: B-1 visas for business visitors, and B-2 visas for visitors for pleasure.

Pregsntele al Abogado

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the March 6 issue of La Prensa Latina answering readers’ immigration questions (en Espanol).

February 2005

Surfing the Net: A Quick and Dirty Guide to Basic Legal Research

Attorneys Greg Siskind and David Jones wrote a column in a recent issue of Immigration Law Today, AILA’s monthly magazine, offering resources helpful to those doing basic immigration legal research online.

Presentación de la Demanda “Mandamus” a USCIS

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the February 27 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining how to go about filing a Mandamus law suit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (en Espanol).

Novedades Sobre la Visa por Loterka del Ano 2006

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the February 20 issue of La Prensa Latina providing an update on the 2006 Diversity Visa Lottery (en Espanol).

The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote a chapter in a new book published by Seak. Mr. Siskind wrote the chapter about immigration mistakes made by physicians.

Introducción de la ley, “Real ID Act”

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the February 6 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining the specifics of the Real ID Act, which was recently passed by the US House of Representatives (en Espanol).

Permanent Resident Status Doesn’t Mean Paperwork is Over

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article in the February 1 issue of Indus Business Journal to insure that permanent residents understand their rights, know how to maintain their status, and know how to comply with various legal requirements.

Ley Contra la Violencia Hacia las Mujeres

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the February 6 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing the Violence Against Women Act (en Espanol).

Best 101 Lawyers 2005

Attorney Greg Siskind was named one of the top 101 lawyers in Tennessee by Business TNmagazine.

Extensión del TPS para los Salvadorenos (Extension of TPS for Nationals of El Savador)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the January 30 issue of La Prensa Latina detailing the 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of El Salvador (en Espanol).

Citizenship Rules for People Born Outside the United States

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. Read about one of the most complicated areas of US citizenship law: the passage of citizenship to children born outside the US to one or more US citizen parents.

January 2005

Immigration Options for Religious Workers

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Esther Schachter co-wrote a chapter in a new book published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The chapter is entitled “Nontraditional Religious Occupations.”

Ciudadanka Para Nacidos en el Extranjero de Padre Extranjero y Estadounidense (Citizenship Rules for People Born Outside the United States)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the January 23 issue of La Prensa Latina explaining citizenship rules for individuals born outside the US (en Espanol).

Labor Department Releases Long-Awaited PERM Rules

LexisNexis posted an article written by Attorney Greg Siskind on its site. The US Department of Labor released the long-awaited PERM labor certification rules for permanent residency petitions. Read a summary of the regulation here in a question and answer format.

Lo Que Debe Saber Sobre el Sistema de Inmigración: Visas Para Inmigrantes (What You Should Know About the Immigration System: Immigrant Visas)

Attorney Greg Siskind and Siskind Susser staff member Gilda Bollwerk co-authored an article in the January 16 issue of La Prensa Latina outlining different types of Immigrant Visas (en Espanol).