What’s New 2007

27 Dec 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now Online.

14 Dec 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now Online.

12 Dec 2007 – The newest issue of the Visalaw Healthcare Newsletter is now online.

19 Nov 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now Online.

31 Oct 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now Online.

12 Oct 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now Online.

1 Oct 2007 – A Special Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin (Coverage of the 2009 Diversity Visa Lottery) is now Online.

26 Sept 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now Online.

14 Sept 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now Online.

5 Sept 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now Online.

29 Aug 2007 – An Update to the State Department Visa Bulletin for September 2007 (including DV-2007 results) has been posted.

27 Aug 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

17 Aug 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

3 Aug 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

20 July 2007 – A Special Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

13 June 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

2 July 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

18 June 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

1 June 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 May 2007 – Greg Siskind has Posted his Summary of the Senate Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill (S.1348).

17 May 2007 – The Newest Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is Now Online.

20 Apr 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

16 Apr 2007 – We’ve posted the State Department Visa Bulletin for May 2007.

6 Apr 2007 – A Special Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

28 Mar 2007 – A Special Issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 Mar 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

13 Mar 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

5 Mar 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

26 Feb 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

21 Feb 2007 – The newest issue of the Visalaw Healthcare Newsletter is now online.

13 Feb 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

26 Jan 2007 – The newest issue of Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin is now online.

15 Jan 2007 – The First Issue of the Visalaw Fashion, Arts, and Sports Newsletter is now online.

In the News

November 2007

Lawyer Blogging: An Introduction

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote and article that has been published online by the ABA in Law Practice Today. In the article he explains how blogs can be of use to law practices and shares some relevant and interesting blogs.

Blogs can boost marketing plans, bottom line as interest and ease of use increases

The Memphis Business Journal wrote an article about attorney Greg Siskind and the benefit blogs provide businesses.

Memphian urges board to check rejected visas

Attorney Greg Siskind testified in a hearing at the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, regarding Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee’s Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2007. The Commerical Appealwrote an article on Mr. Siskind’s testimony.

The Complete Lawyer: What makes lawyers successful?

Attorney Greg Siskind was interviewed by The Complete Lawyer on what makes lawyers successful.

October 2007

Review: The Lawyers Guide to Marketing on the Internet, Third Edition

The first reviews are in on The Lawyers Guide to Marketing on the Internet, Third Edition. The book is written by Greg Siskind along with Deborah McMurray and Rick Klau.

Immigration: Give us your skilled

Attorney Sergio Karas was quoted in an article in the Canadian Business Magazine about the severe shortages in both skilled and unskilled labour facing businesses across Canada.

Doctors join cry to protect doctors and patients

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in an article that appeared in the Las Vegas Sun about the need for more dramatic changes to the J-1 Program and better enforcement of the program to protect foreign doctors.

Best Lawyers in America 2008 Edition

Attorneys Greg Siskind and Lynn Susser have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 25th anniversary edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Immigration Law.

September 2007

Rumor of open-door policy drawing claimants, lawyers say

Attorney Sergio Karas was quoted in an article in the Globe and Mail about the increase of Mexican refugee claimants entering Canada over the past year.

Illegal migrants lured to Canada

Attorney Sergio Karas was quoted in an article in the National Post about the sudden outpour of illegal foreign migrants from the United States into Canada.

Hispanic chamber resurrected with focus on boosting international trade

Attorney Greg Siskind is quoted in an article that appeared in the Memphis Business Journalabout the reactivation of the Mid-South Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its need to focus on trade.

Deportee can stay to change religion

Attorney Sergio Karas is quoted in an article in the National Post about a ruling made by a Federal Court judge allowing a failed refugee claimant who was ordered out of Canada after a criminal conviction to remain in the country to continue a religious conversion.

August 2007

Deportation appeals a Canadian “tragedy”

Attorney Sergio Karas is quoted in an article in the National Post about war criminals who have managed to stay in Canada for years despite Ottawa’s ongoing efforts to expel them.

Is it, or isn’t it, work?

Attorney Sergio Karas published an article in the Canadian HR Reporter about the ruling made by the Federal Court involving a foreign worker at the Edmonton auto dealer underlines the importance of work permits.

Mystery man: Freeman emerges from shadows to help buy Preds

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in an article in the Nashville Post regarding the purchase of the NHL’s Nashville Predators by David Freeman, a former colleague and co-author of “The Medical Waste Handbook”.

No green card, no credit card: Blackburn’s stance of ‘No Visa without visas’ draws support, criticism

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in an article in the Commercial Appeal about U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s position against banks giving credit cards to illegal immigrants.

July 2007

U.S. savior: Foreign doctors

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article that appeared in USA Today about the growing shortage of doctors in the United States and the need for more of the brightest medical minds in the world.

Microsoft makes Canada its nearshoring destination

Attorneys Greg Siskind and Sergio Karas were quoted in an article on ITBusiness.ca explaining how Microsoft’s expansion into Canada will take advantage of Canadian immigration policies.

June 2007

Migrants struggle, build in ‘shadows’

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in an article in The Commercial Appeal about the impact of immigration on communities in Memphis and the Mid-South.

Our view on immigration: Long waits, onerous rules invite immigrants to break law

SSB client Mohamad Abdo’s case is profiled in a USA Today editorial on the impact of immigration processing delays and snafus.

Raid reflects feds’ new tack: Target workers

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in an article on OregonLive.com about the surge of arrests in the workplace as agents increasingly bust ordinary employees.

Experts: Immigration Reform not Dead

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in an article on InfoWorld about the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill. The bill, which was voted down in Congress last week, is by no means off the table, as Siskind and other immigration experts discuss the options available to make the bill an eventual success.

US Immigration Bill Hits Roadblock in Senate

Attorney Greg Siskind was featured in an article in Memphis Daily News concerning the status of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill. Siskind outlines a list of recommendations which he feels are necessary for the bill to pass.

Immigration reform’s high-tech impact

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in an article on InfoWorld about Senate Bill 1348, which has stirred a great deal of emotion across the United States lately. The bill’s sweeping approach to immigration reform will affect nearly every sector of the American economy.

Tech Employers: Immigration bill is not the answer

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in an article that appeared on eWeek.com about the current immigration bill in the Senate being criticized by tech employers, which would raise the yearly limit on H1-B visas from 65,000 to 115,000.

May 2007

Senators to debate immigration policy

Attorney Sergio Karas was quoted in an article in USA Today about the bill currently being debated in the Senate that would set aside about one-third of the immigration slots each year for people who earn admission based on a points system. This system is already established in Canada.

Tech Notes: The Art of Blogging

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article for Immigration Law Today explaining how to create a blog, what software to use and how they work.

Lawyer: State’s immigrant population growing

Attorney Lynn Susser spoke at a seminar for human resource professionals in Arkansas about the myths surrounding the growing population of immigrants in the state.

April 2007

Federal court digest: Kurdish woman’s long battle ends with green card

Attorney Karen Weinstock was featured in an article about a Kurdish woman’s nine year battle to obtain permanent residency in the United States.

Privacy at Risk: Can your laptop be searched at the border?

Attorney Sergio Karas’s article on laptop privacy was published in the Canadian Bar AssociationsThe National Magazine.

International Crime

Attorney Sergio Karas was quoted in a recent article that appeared in Globe and Mail.

Employees working in China? Avoid common pitfalls

Attorneys Sergio Karas from Canada and Gregory Sy from China published an article in theCanadian Employment Law Today. The article focuses on the rise of Canadian business trips to China and the mix of traditional and modern policies that can cause visa headaches.

Turning away foreign talent stifles our future

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis about the need to raise H-1B limits and create other visa opportunities.

Building and Managing Your Legal Business

Attorney Sergio Karas will be participating in the Legal Business Forum in July. He will be joining a panel discussion on the need for minimizing costs and building labor efficiencies.

Immigration Nation: The city known for exporting its culture comes to grips with a new generation of outside influences

Attorney Jack Richbourg is featured in Memphis Magazine in an article about the increase of immigrants in the Mid-South during the past decade.

March 2007

Credit ID bill hits raw nerve

Attorney Greg Siskind was quoted in a recent article in The Commercial Appeal discussing Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s plan to prevent illegal immigrants from applying for credit cards.

The National Foreign Worker Program: Updates and New Directions

Attorney Sergio Karas will chair the National Foreign Worker Program on March 21, 2007 in Toronto.

Post-Sept. 11 security transcends practicality

Attorney Sergio Karas was quoted in this week’s Law Times about his recent story on authorities searching laptops at borders.

Siskind heads up coalition to serve as advocate for immigration issues

Attorney Greg Siskind was featured in an article in the Memphis Business Journal discussing his role in the formation of a coalition in Memphis in anticipation of a revised immigration reform bill.

January 2007

Small and medium-size firms look to alliances to gain global presence–and compete with the big names

The Lawyers Weekly in Canada featured Visalaw International in a recent article discussing the benefits a global alliance has on not only the law firms involved but the clients as well.

Everyone loves a pretty face, but immigration laws are blind

Attorneys Eric Bland and Isabel Hidrobo are quoted in an article that appeared in The Hill about immigration laws and how they affect fashion models.

Business Tennessee Magazine: 150 Best Lawyers

Attorney Greg Siskind was named one of the best lawyers in Tennessee by Business Tennesseemagazine.

U.S. court OKs border laptop searches

Attorney Sergio Karas’ article about U.S. courts allowing border laptop searches without a warrant has been published by the Canadian HR Reporter.

Liberty, justice for all

Attorney Jack Richbourg was quoted in an article about the Immigrant Justice Program that appears in the TBA Journal this month.

Employer liability for immigration breaches can be costly

Attorney Sergio Karas wrote an article about the caution Canadian employers need to take when looking abroad to hire qualified workers.

IRCA Compliance and the Tennessee Employer: Avoiding Immigration Bombshells

Attorney Greg Siskind wrote an article for Memphis Lawyer focusing on the employment verification requirements under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).