Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

Supreme Judicial Court tells police to respect the will of the voters!!!!!

Supreme Judicial Court tells police to respect the will of the voters!!!!! posted Apr 5, 2013, 12:49 PM by Michael Vosilla On April 5, 2013, the SJC issued a series of decisions that clarified, once and for all, that socially sharing a marijuana cigarette is not the equivalent of distributing marijuana. Until these decisions, some… Read more »

SJC Clarifies Child Support Modification Standard of Review

SJC Clarifies Child Support Modification Standard of Review posted Mar 13, 2013, 9:58 AM by Andrew Kenney   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 10:12 AM ] This week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified the standard of review to be used by Probate & Family Court judges when reviewing a complaint for modification of a… Read more »

April 2013 Visa Bulletin

April 2013 Visa Bulletin posted Mar 11, 2013, 2:04 PM by Michael Vosilla The Department of State has released the April 2013 Visa Bulletin, which can be found here: If you have any questions, or think that your priority date is now, or may be, current in the near future, please contact one of the immigration lawyers at LaFountain and… Read more »

Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers – APPLY NOW

Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers – APPLY NOW posted Mar 4, 2013, 7:37 AM by Michael Vosilla As of March 4, 2013, USCIS has begun accepting applications for provisional unlawful presences waivers from certain visa immigrant applicants before they depart from the United States.  These provisional waivers are available to immediate relatives of United States citizens… Read more »

March 2013 Visa Bulletin

March 2013 Visa Bulletin posted Feb 12, 2013, 12:56 PM by Michael Vosilla The Department of State has released the March 2013 Visa Bulletin, which can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5885.html.  If you have any questions, or think that your priority date is now, or may be, current in the near future, please contact one of the immigration lawyers at LaFountain… Read more »

Immigration Law Change: New $165.00 Immigrant Visa Fee

Immigration Law Change: New $165.00 Immigrant Visa Fee posted Jan 29, 2013, 6:31 AM by Michael Vosilla USCIS has announced that as of February 1, 2013, those intending immigrants who receive an immigrant visa package from a U.S. consulate or embassy overseas must pay a new $165.00 immigrant fee in addition to the Department of… Read more »

February 2013 Visa Bulletin

February 2013 Visa Bulletin posted Jan 9, 2013, 2:55 PM by Michael Vosilla The Department of State has released the February 2013 Visa Bulletin, which can be found here:  If you have any questions, or think that your priority date is now, or may be, current in the near future, please contact one of the immigration lawyers at LaFountain… Read more »

Employer Guidance for Employees Granted Deferred Action

Employer Guidance for Employees Granted Deferred Action posted Nov 19, 2012, 10:25 AM by Michael Vosilla All employers must complete and retain a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification for each employee that they hire.  USCIS has recently release a Fact Sheet which provides specific guidance to employers on the treatment of Employment Authorization Documents (EAD’s) issued by USCIS to deferred action… Read more »

Employers Beware: I-9 Compliance

Employers Beware: I-9 Compliance posted Nov 14, 2012, 3:13 PM by Michael Vosilla Recently, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fined 17 Massachusetts employers for employment violations relating to Form I-9.  Form I-9 is a mandatory form which is to be used by employers to determine that an employee is eligible to accept employment in the… Read more »

December 2012 Visa Bulletin

December 2012 Visa Bulletin posted Nov 8, 2012, 11:45 AM by Michael Vosilla The Department of State has released the December 2012 Visa Bulletin which can be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin/2013/visa-bulletin-for-december-2012.html.  If you have any questions, or think that your priority date is now, or may be, current in the near future, please contact one of the immigration lawyers at LaFountain… Read more »