Immigration Law

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News Excerpts From the May 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 8 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Training Document on Particular Social Groups Made Public | A PowerPoint presentation apparently given to asylum officers at USCIS was made public in late April, providing insight into the agency’s handling of potential claims for asylum based... Read More

News Excerpts From the Dec. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Dec 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Administration Takes Executive Action on Immigration | On November 20, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson issued a series of memoranda as part of a much-anticipated “executive action” to remedy problems in the nation’s... Read More

Excerpts from the Aug. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: USCIS Launches Online Multilingual Resource Center
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS Launches Online Multilingual Resource Center USCIS launched its online Multilingual Resource Center, a central location for USCIS resources in a variety of languages, on July 26. The online Center offers immigration application information and... Read More

News Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 12 Jan 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Procedures for H-2Bs Still in Flux | The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida enjoined the Department of Labor’s H-2B labor-certification rule of February 21, 2012, published at 77 Fed. Reg. 10,038. The injunction came in... Read More

News Excerpts From the April 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

News Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2017, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Dec 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EEOC Updates Guidance on National Origin Discrimination | On November 21, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance for employers on national origin discrimination, as well as a question-and-answer guide and fact... Read More

News Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 14 Jan 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Funding Bill Imposes Restrictions on VWP, Increases H and L Fees, Makes H-2B Changes The omnibus funding bill enacted in December contained provisions restricting participation in the Visa Waiver Program by applicants who are nationals of or who have... Read More

Bender's Immigration Bulletin - May 1, 2011 - USCIS Adopts I-9 Rule as Final
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS published a final rule adopting an interim rule to improve the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process. After receiving approximately 75 comments in response to the interim rule, which has been in effect since April 3, 2009, USCIS... Read More

News Excerpts From the Feb. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

SEVP Issues Report Responding to Feedback Received at NAFSA Conference | In December, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued a report responding to feedback received at the 2015 NAFSA annual conference. The report addresses 15 key issues... Read More

Sept. 1, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: AAO Solicits Amicus Briefs
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

On August 18 th , the Administrative Appeals Office posted a Request for Amicus Curiae Briefs addressing the following: In 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reviewed an AAO decision that dismissed the appeal of an extraordinary ability... Read More

Excerpts from the Dec. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

F and M Students: MAVNI Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest allows certain noncitizens who are legally present in the United States to join the U.S. military and apply immediately for U.S. citizenship using Form N-400 without first obtaining... Read More

Prominent Immigration Law Attorney Daniel M. Kowalski Joins National Immigration Law Center’s Board of Directors
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Daniel M. Kowalski LOS ANGELES — The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) announces the recent appointment of seasoned immigration law attorney and national expert, Daniel M. Kowalski, to its board of directors. “I am honored to be... Read More