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Bender’s Immigration Bulletin – November 1, 2010

Reminder: New USCIS Fees in Effect November 23 rd As reported in 15 Bender's Immigr. Bull. 1385 (Oct. 15, 2010), the new USCIS fees go into effect on November 23. Please reference Appendices B (Final Rule), C (News Release), D (Q & A) and E (Fact Sheet) of that issue for additional information...

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin – November 15, 2010

USCIS Alert on Religious-Worker Concurrent Filing Beginning November 8, 2010, USCIS will no longer accept any I-485 applications, as well as I-765 and I-131 applications, filed concurrently with or based on pending I-360 petitions from individuals seeking classification as special-immigrant religious...

Excerpts from the May 15, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Interim Final Rule Issued on H-2B Prevailing Wages On April 24, 2013, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security jointly published an interim final rule establishing a new method of calculating prevailing wages under the H-2B program. The new rule was issued in response to...

News Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Labor Department Ends Use of Employer-Provided Wage Surveys for H-2B Program | Following a major decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Department of Labor announced that it will no longer issue prevailing wage determinations for the H-2B program resulting from wage surveys...

News Excerpts From the April 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

H-2B Interim Final Rule Expected in April | On March 4, 2015, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida vacated the Department of Labor's (DOL) 2008 H-2B regulations on the ground that the DOL lacks authority under the INA to issue regulations in the H-2B program. Perez v...