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California Immigration Laws Partially Upheld - USA v. California
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ORDER RE: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, July 5, 2018 - "Before this Court is the United States of America’s (“Plaintiff” or “United States”) Motion for a Preliminary Injunction... Read More

News Excerpts From the July 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 25 Jun 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Colorado Repeals Employment Verification Requirement | On June 8, 2016, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill (House Bill 16-1114) repealing a state requirement that employers maintain a separate affirmation form and retain copies of documents... Read More

Angelo Paparelli on AB 450: California's Law of Unintended Immigration Consequences
Posted on 30 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo Paparelli, Oct. 29, 2017 - "The California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown have once again entered the immigration fray. This foray is not about the its Sanctuary State legislation , recently enacted, and promptly decried as “unconscionable”... Read More

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

California Post Bulletin to Executives of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies re Immigration
Posted on 4 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement, Mar. 28, 2018 - "This bulletin provides guidance to law enforcement agencies regarding Senate Bill 54, effective January 4, 2018 (Sen. Bill No. 54 (2017-2018 Reg. Sess.)). SB 54 makes... Read More

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

DHS Designates Chile for Visa Waiver Program On February 28, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security announced the entry of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program. Beginning May 1, 2014, Chilean nationals will be able to visit the United States for up... Read More

Sessions Sues California!
Posted on 7 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Katie Benner, Jennifer Medina, New York Times, Mar. 6, 2018 - "The Trump administration escalated what had been a war of words over California’s immigration agenda, filing a lawsuit late Tuesday that amounted to a pre-emptive strike against... Read More

News Excerpts From The Nov. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Government Shutdown: Impact on I-129 H Visa Extensions and AOS | Via e-Mail on October 18, 2013, USCIS alerted stakeholders that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an... Read More

California Sues Trump, Sessions Over Sanctuary Cities Policy
Posted on 15 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Attorney General, Aug. 14, 2017 - "The Trump Administration cannot manipulate federal grant fund requirements to pressure states, counties or municipalities to enforce federal immigration laws,” said Attorney General Xavier Becerra... Read More

Fresh Printz: Why Trump and Sessions Can't Stop the Sanctuary Movement
Posted on 10 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter L. Markowitz, Mar. 9, 2018 - "President Trump has been saber-rattling against “sanctuary” jurisdictions since the early days of his campaign. He and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have frequently threatened to withhold federal funding... Read More

Deported Army Vet Hector Barajas Wins Fight for US Citizenship
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Mar. 30, 2018 - "A deported U.S. Army veteran has been granted U.S. citizenship, a move made possible by California Gov. Jerry Brown’s pardon of a criminal offense last year. Lawyers for Hector Barajas said... Read More

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

White House Releases Refugee Ceilings for FY 2015 | On September 30, 2014, the White House released a presidential memorandum capping the number of refugee admissions at 70,000 for the upcoming fiscal year and authorizing citizens of some countries... Read More

News Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2013 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Report Faults Procedures for Issuance of NTAs | On October 22, 2013, the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Pennsylvania State University Law School released a report criticizing various practices related to the issuance of Notices to Appear in... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: California's Immigrant Population Largest in Nation by Far
Posted on 14 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

California has the largest foreign-born population of all U.S. states by a wide margin, according to a report released earlier this year by the Pew Hispanic Center, which was based on the Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey (ACS), the largest... Read More

Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 20 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS Issues Policy Memo on International Filings On November 30, 2012, USCIS issued a final policy memorandum outlining the circumstances in which applicants may file Form I-601 (Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility) and any associated... Read More