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US Army Bars Dual US Citizens from Most Jobs

"Earlier this year, the US Army issued a revised personnel regulation in which the Army announced that dual citizens of the United States and another country are not permitted to enlist in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard into jobs that require a security clearance “unless they...

Groups Sue Over New H-2B Rules

" The H-2B Program Rule is slated to go into effect in one week - on April 23 - unless a Federal Court or Congress intervenes. ANLA and many state partner associations support litigation ... filed this week in the Northern District of Florida . We hope the court will issue a temporary restraining...

Instruct Us Again on the Immigration Rules

"That some federal officers, such as the swoop-down visitors from USCIS's Fraud Detection and Nationality Security Directorate , would try to defy Constitutional protections and black-letter administrative law through the back-door rewriting of the instructions to an immigration form is...

Hey, Immigration Bureaucrats: Corporations Are NOT People!

"In the immigration sphere, bureaucrats in the Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) often refuse to accept the established rule-of-law principle that companies are to be treated as distinct from their individual owners. Although the Obama Administration...

Proposed Rule: Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Immigration Jails

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to issue regulations setting standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov...

USCIS Gets an EB-5 Earful at Immigration Listening Session: Angelo A. Paparelli

"On April 23, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) -- the component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that administers the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program -- held an important "Listening Session" with the stakeholder community. EB-5 Program Chief, Nicholas...

DHS to Roll Out New Regs to Benefit Some H-1B Spouses and Skilled Workers

"[T]he Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the publication of two proposed rules, including a rule to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers, and a proposal to enhance opportunities for certain groups of highly-skilled workers by removing obstacles to...

Special Immigrant Religious Worker Regs Ultra Vires: Passionists & Ocampo v. Johnson

"The precise question presented in this case is whether the statute that Congress enacted, which defines the class of immigrants who are eligible for a special immigrant religious worker visa, excludes individuals seeking to qualify based on work performed when they were not authorized to work in...

Court Enjoins 2008 H-2B Regulations: Perez v. Perez

"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 DOL lacks authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue regulations in the H-2B program. Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14...

New H-2B Regs Hold Some Hurdles For Small Businesses

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor released new H-2B visa regulations Tuesday after previous versions were struck down by a federal judge, and attorneys say small changes to the regulations could make the program less accessible to small businesses. In a joint...

New H-2B Prevailing Wage, Program Regulations

Program Interim Final Rule : "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) are jointly issuing regulations governing the certification of the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal nonagricultural employment and the enforcement of the obligations...

DOL on New H-2B Regulations

"On April 29, 2015, the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security jointly published new regulations governing the H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Labor Certification Program. The new regulations are effective immediately. The Department of Labor's news release discussing the two regulations...