Immigration Law

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New H-2B Regs Hold Some Hurdles For Small Businesses
Posted on 29 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

2012 OCAHO Decisions – Trends Every Employer Should Know
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2012, the Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued 21 decisions. Of the 21 decisions, 11 were substantive decisions concerning alleged violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), six decisions involved Office... Read More

Tags: trends , 2012 , buchanan , ocaho

State Department Releases 2012 Human Rights Report
Posted on 20 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" On April 19, 2013, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, now in its 36th year, is available on www.State.gov... Read More

SHUTTING DOWN GLOBAL BUSINESS IN AMERICA: WHY THE H-1B CAP HURTS US ALL
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If a company now wishes to hire a badly needed engineer from abroad, it will need to wait till October 1, 2012 before this person can come on board. It is self evident that the cap hinders the ability of a company to hire skilled and talented... Read More

Tags: 2012 , cap , H-1B

3 New Senior Fellows to Play Key Roles in IJJ Immigration Program
Posted on 16 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Institute for Justice and Journalism has named three new senior fellows who will play key roles in the upcoming IJJ fellowship program, “Immigration in the Heartland: The 2012 Elections and Beyond.” The three are: Vallery... Read More

Deadline tomorrow, Jan. 17, 2012, for journalism fellowship application
Posted on 16 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fellowship to Focus on Immigration and the 2012 Elections Deadline Is Jan. 17 for Program at University of Oklahoma The Institute for Justice and Journalism is accepting applications for its 2012 professional fellowship program, which will examine... Read More

AILA Recognizes H-1B Cap Reached; Recommends Changes to System
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 11231102 (posted Nov. 23, 2011)" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 CONTACT: George Tzamaras / Jenny Werwa 202-507-7649 / 202-507-7628 gtzamaras@aila.org / jwerwa@aila.org WASHINGTON... Read More

Tags: 2012 , cap , H-1B , aila

2012 Immigration in the Heartland Fellows Announced
Posted on 22 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With immigration policy front and center in this year’s political campaigns, 14 journalists have been selected to take part in a fellowship program that challenges reporters to go beyond familiar sound bites and cover the complexities... Read More

Tags: 2012 , ijj , heartland

14 Journalists Chosen for 2012 IJJ Immigration in the Heartland Fellowship
Posted on 29 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IJJ / UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA’S GAYLORD COLLEGE Feb. 28, 2012 With immigration policy front and center in this year’s political campaigns, 14 journalists have been selected to take part in a fellowship program that challenges reporters... Read More

DOL notice: H-2A AEWR for 2012
Posted on 22 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2012 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers to perform... Read More

Tags: 2012 , aewr , H-2A

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Released Nov. 23, 2011 WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2012. USCIS is notifying... Read More

Tags: 2012 , cap , H-1B

2012 H-2B Program Rule Enjoined - Bayou II
Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Plaintiffs in this case challenge a regulation issued by the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) in connection with the H-2B visa program on grounds that DOL had no authority to issue the regulation. See Temporary Non-Agricultural... Read More

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012
Posted on 20 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I am proud to present the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for the first time as Secretary of State. When I served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, my colleagues and I depended on these reports for an accurate assessment of human... Read More