Editorials

Archives of Immigration News and Firm Updates NEWS ALERT: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES RELIEF FOR CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH. Click here to view a copy of the Press Release posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s Press website. Visa Bulletin Alert: July Visa …

January 2013– Article by Keil Hackley on community engagement and corporate philanthropy, as published in Our City Weston on January 28, 2013.

December 2012- Article with Keil Hackley on Rotary Club of Weston and Broward Sheriff’s Office teaming up for community service.

June 2013 - Article by Bob Sands featuring Keil Hackley's 'Horse Heroes' foundation, as published in Our City Weston in June 2013. View JPEG of article.

July 2012 – Article by Keil Hackley & Ryan Kosobucki, as published in Daily Business Review on July 6, 2012.

June 2012 – EB-5 Article by Keil Hackley & Ryan Kosobucki, as published in Construction Ink! Magazine.

December 2011 – The EB-5 Alternative to Traditional Bank Financing, as published in Construction Ink.

June 28, 2010 – Simplified EB-5 Timeline.

As published in Construction Ink, Winter 2010 by M. Keil Hackley and Summer Robertson A program under the immigration laws known as EB-5 is a hot topic in the construction world as developers learn how to fund projects through foreign …

December 2009 – In 1990 Congress created the immigrant investor program as the fifth preference within the employment-based category commonly referred to as the EB-5 Program. This was the first time in the history of immigration law that the Immigration …

November 2008 – by Keil Hackley Background The Immigrant Investor Pilot Program (commonly referred to as the Regional Center Program) was established pursuant to Section 610 of Public Law 102-395 on October 6, 1992 and differs in certain aspects from the …

October 2007 Contributed by Keil Hackley to the Weston Express US CIS publicly introduced a redesign of the naturalization test on September 27, 2007. The government agency announced that it will wait another full year before applicants for naturalization will

September 2007 Contributed by Keil Hackley to the Weston Express On February 22, 2007 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, conducted raids at 63 locations of the Florida based company …

August 2007 Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) notifies thousands of employers by letter that certain employees’ names and corresponding Social Security numbers provided on Forms W-2 do not match SSA records. A new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) …

July 2007 – Visa Bulletin Adjustments (re-printed from the August 2007 edition of the Weston Express) By Keil Hackley A large number of foreign nationals sponsored for a green card by a U.S. employer in recent years have experienced long …

By Keil Hackley July 3, 2006 – In 1986 Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) which requires all employers to verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees hired to work in the United States. To comply …

How employers should protect themselves!

By Keil Hackley February 15, 2006 – As you know, there has been a sudden and significant retrogression of immigrant visa numbers that directly affects individuals who are applying for lawful permanent resident status under the Third Employment-based immigrant visa category. …

By Summer Hackley – Published February 2006, 27th Annual Immigration Law Update, The Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee and the S. Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Law Association, Advanced Course Materials. The O-1 visa could be called the “hidden …

By Keil Hackley October 2005 – Imagine you are a foreign professional holding valid H-1B nonimmigrant alien visa status. Your current employer has agreed to sponsor you for a green card, and so you filed a Labor Certification Application with the …

By Keil Hackley August 2005 – On August 12, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the 65,000 congressionally set H-1B visa numbers for the 2006 fiscal year have run out. In consequence, new H-1B applications will not be accepted prior …

By Keil Hackley June 2005 – In May of this year, President Bush signed into law an emergency spending bill on Iraq and tsunami aid with the REAL I.D. Act of 2005 attached to it. The REAL I.D. part calls for …

By Keil Hackley December 2004 – For fiscal year 2005, U.S. employers intending to file petitions for H-1B non-immigrant alien workers and L-1 intra-company transferees will face a rise in governmental fees and amendments to the H-1B and L-1 visa categories. …

By Keil Hackley June 2004 – The 1990 Immigration Act established a special visa category for ministers and religious workers, under which they can file for a nonimmigrant or “special immigrant” R-1 visa. Before the 1990 inclusion and specification of a …