Immigration Law

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CBP Final Rule: USMCA (NAFTA)
Posted on 11 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2022 "This final rule amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations relating to the temporary entry of Canadian and Mexican citizen business persons into the United States by... Read More

Tags: cbp , USMCA , NAFTA , final rule

Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions: Final Rule (Mar. 8, 2022)
Posted on 8 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the requirements and procedures for juveniles seeking classification as a Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ... Read More

DHS Final Rule: Period of Admission and Extensions of Stay for Representatives of Foreign Information Media Seeking To Enter the United States
Posted on 9 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 "This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security’s (‘‘DHS’’ or ‘‘the Department’’) regulations to achieve greater reciprocity between... Read More

Tags: PRC , visas , China , final rule , DHS

Babies Threaten National Security: State Department Final Rule
Posted on 23 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/24/2020 "The Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (“Department”), is amending its regulation governing the issuance of visas in the “B”... Read More

USCIS Public Charge Final Rule (Aug. 14, 2019)
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 "This final rule amends DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien applying for admission or adjustment of status is inadmissible to the United States... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS 'Public Charge' Final Rule
Posted on 12 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/14/2019 "This final rule amends DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien applying for admission or adjustment of status is inadmissible to the... Read More

EOIR Final Rule - Board of Immigration Appeals: Affirmance Without Opinion, Referral for Panel Review, and Publication of Decisions as Precedents
Posted on 1 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2019 "The Department of Justice (Department) is publishing this final rule (“final rule” or “rule”) to amend the regulations regarding the administrative review procedures... Read More

Tags: bia , eoir , final rule

H-1B Final Rule (Jan. 31, 2019)
Posted on 30 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 "This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (“DHS” or “the Department”) regulations governing petitions filed on behalf of H-1B beneficiaries who... Read More

Tags: H-1B , final rule , USCIS

Advance Copy of H-2A Final Rule
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Labor is issuing regulations to govern its certification of the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment under the H-2A program. Specifically, these regulations establish standards and... Read More

Tags: final rule , H-2A

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Classification of Immediate Family Members as A, C-3, G, and NATO Nonimmigrants
Posted on 6 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/07/2016 - "This rule amends the definition of immediate family for purposes of A, C-3, G, and NATO visa classifications in two ways: it revises the eligibility requirements... Read More

DOS Finalizes Official Passport Rule
Posted on 9 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - "The Department of State finalizes its amendment of the passport rules for issuance of an official passport to an official or employee of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government... Read More

Advance Copy of OFAC Final Rule, Syria Sanctions
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (the “Regulations”) and reissuing them in their entirety, in order to implement Executive Order... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program – Fees and Charges
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange... Read More

DOL to Publish H-2A Final Rule
Posted on 13 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Official DOL links as posted Oct. 13, 2015 to: Final Rule as submitted to OFR Major Points and FAQs, Implementation Round 1 Read More

Tags: final rule , H-2A

Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule: Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will issue correspondence, notices of decisions, and documents evidencing lawful status in the United States to... Read More