Immigration Law

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Expert: New Visa Rules May Cause Brain Drain from US
Posted on 15 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tracy Qu, Minghe Hu, SCMP, Oct. 15, 2020 "“The new restrictions may prompt many foreign nationals to return home, both because it may be harder for them to receive a job offer and because of the uncertainty caused by the new rules,”... Read More

Expert: New H-1B Visa Rules "Will Harm All Employers"
Posted on 7 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Oct. 6, 2020 "The Trump administration announced significant changes on Tuesday to the H-1B visa program for high-skilled workers, substantially raising the wages that U.S. companies must pay foreign... Read More

Barrett's Textualism Could Doom Immigration Challenges (Law360)
Posted on 29 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyack, Law360, Sept. 28, 2020 "U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's tendency to defer to the executive branch's authority could pave the way for the Trump administration to prevail against challenges to its immigration... Read More

Expert: Proposed Student Visa Rule Sends "Chilling Message"
Posted on 26 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 25, 2020 "The Trump administration is set to publish a new proposed rule today that would set fixed terms of up to four years for student visas and establish procedures for international students to apply... Read More

Expert: Tighter H-1B Rule "Flunks Economics 101" (Law360)
Posted on 4 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyack, Law360, Sept. 4, 2020 [Subscription required for full article.] "The Trump administration has advanced a policy to tighten criteria for H-1B specialty occupation visas, paving the way for the new rules to take effect soon without... Read More

Expert: Latest Trump Immigration Order Seems Innocuous, But...
Posted on 7 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Aug. 5, 2020 "IT industry body Nasscom said U.S. President Donald Trump's new executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting work to H-1B visa holders is based on misperceptions and misinformation. The executive... Read More

Webinar Today! Recruiting for the Future: A Realistic Road to a Points-Tested Visa Program in the U.S.
Posted on 27 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law School, Immigration Law and Policy Program, July 27, 2020 RECRUITING FOR THE FUTURE: A REALISTIC ROAD TO A POINTS-TESTED VISA PROGRAM IN THE U.S. Time: July 27, 2020, 1 p.m. EST Registration: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register... Read More

Experts: ICE International Student Rule Sparks Fear, Confusion
Posted on 9 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, July 9, 2020 " Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued in federal court Wednesday to try to block a new Trump administration policy that would prohibit international students in... Read More

Expert: Trump Administration Trying to "Stop All Immigration to the United States"
Posted on 7 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, July 7, 2020 "Faced with the prospect of losing the power to make immigration policy after the November 2020 presidential election, Trump administration officials are speeding up efforts to force foreign nationals to leave... Read More

Expert: Trump "Sure to Use" Supreme Court Ruling to Restrict Asylum
Posted on 25 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, June 25, 2020 "The Supreme Court on Thursday strengthened the Trump administration’s ability to deport people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge. The high court’s 7-2 ruling... Read More

Expert: Trump Won't Have Time to Cancel DACA Before Election
Posted on 19 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nina Totenberg, NPR, June 18, 2020 "In a major rebuke to President Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the administration's plan to dismantle an Obama-era program that has protected more than 600,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation... Read More

Expert: "Frankenstein Rule Would Gut Asylum System" (Law360)
Posted on 15 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyak, Law360, June 12, 2020 "The Trump administration's proposed overhaul of the U.S. asylum process, calling for more power for immigration judges and asylum officers, could hinder migrants' access to counsel in an already fast... Read More

Expert: Trump Likely to Seek 'Political Cover' in OPT Controversy
Posted on 30 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, May 29, 2020 "Advocates for international students are raising alarm bells about a possible Trump administration plan to curtail a popular program that lets international students work in the U.S. for up to three... Read More

Expert: F-1 Work Authorization Requests Need Specifics
Posted on 1 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kerrie Kennedy, PIE News, Mar. 31, 2020 "As coronavirus continues to steer the international education sector further into unchartered territory, a webinar has revealed educators are worried about the enduring appeal of the country as a study destination... Read More

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Expert: Lack of Visa Extensions 'Causing Havoc'
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, Times of India, Mar. 31, 2020 " Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School , said that unlike other countries and despite pleas by US companies and others, the US immigration agency so far has... Read More