Immigration Law

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Executive Power Showdown: Congress and White House Quarrel over Immigration Spending - MPI
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Randy Capps, Migration Policy Institute, Feb. 28, 2019 "Despite a breakthrough bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government and avert another shutdown, a faceoff between the Trump administration and Congress... Read More

NAIJ Urges Congress to End Government Shutdown
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On January 9, 2019, the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, A. Ashley Tabaddor, sent this letter to all U.S. senators and representatives. She stated: "There is currently a backlog of more than 800,000 pending immigration... Read More

How Your Neighborhood Private Immigrant Prison Influences Its Members of Congress
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tanvi Misra, CityLab, July 11, 2018 - "Did the ICE facilities locate in districts where the congressperson was already quite conservative, and therefore already likely to sponsor such bills? Or, did the legislator introduce these bills because of... Read More

How Your Neighborhood Private Immigrant Prison Influences Its Members of Congress
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tanvi Misra, CityLab, July 11, 2018 - "Did the ICE facilities locate in districts where the congressperson was already quite conservative, and therefore already likely to sponsor such bills? Or, did the legislator introduce these bills because of... Read More

DOL Apologizes for H-2B Slowdown, Blames Congress
Posted on 13 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Jan. 11, 2016 - "The Department's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to employers who participate in the H-2B temporary nonagricultural visa program. We have received a number of inquiries... Read More

Expert: Congress Will Probably Renew EB-5 Investor Visa Program
Posted on 22 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, Sept. 21, 2015 - "Getting an EB-5 visa might get a little bit harder, though, depending on what Congress decides to do next. [ Cornell law professor and LexisNexis expert author Stephen] Yale-Loehr thinks there’s... Read More

Groups Urge EB-5 Investor Visa Program Reform - Letter to Congress
Posted on 7 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IIUSA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Real Estate Roundtable, EB-5 Investment Coalition, and American Immigration Lawyers Association, July 5, 2016 - "IIUSA joined leading EB-5 trade associations/coalitions ( U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Real Estate Roundtable... Read More

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Why immigration is a major issue for women
Posted on 17 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On the House side, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D.-Calif., formed a Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, whose members have been delivering speeches and sending colleagues letters about women and immigration. Politically, both... Read More

5 Things To Watch As CIR Moves Forward
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are closing in on a deal to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, and leaders in both parties want it to happen. As Congress comes back into session, lawmakers will be ironing out lingering details... Read More

Artesia: 'Far Worse' Than Imagined
Posted on 16 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Based on hundreds of interviews with these detained families that our expert lawyers have conducted, AILA has concluded that Artesia is a due process failure and a humanitarian disaster that cannot be fixed and must be closed immediately. Attorneys... Read More

Congress: How Immigration Reform Died (Part II) - Boehner Bails
Posted on 14 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[A]s the weeks dragged on, it became clear to members of the group that the proposal would sink if it were introduced without a firm commitment from Boehner to push it forward. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with Boehner in June... Read More

A Tech Industry View of the Newly Elected: 2013’s Most Relevant State & Federal Legislation
Posted on 16 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Free Webinar Jan. 31st : – Immigration reform is a top priority for the Obama administration, and the 113th Congress is made up of the largest class of Latino members ever. Will this be the year for CIR (Comprehensive Immigration Reform?) Mr. Kowalski... Read More

Growers, Orchard and Dairy Owners Worry About Fate of Immigration Bills
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"For northern Michigan fruit grower Pat McGuire, the most potent symbol of the immigration debate isn't grainy television footage showing people slipping furtively across the U.S.-Mexican border. Instead, it's plump red cherries and crisp... Read More

Immigration Buffets and Buffeting in Congress
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Congress has spread a table laden with reheated immigration delicacies, while still engaging in the usual posturing, pretend friendships and verbal fisticuffs." - Angelo Paparelli, Sept. 16, 2012 . Read More

Bipartisan Letter to POTUS on Haitian Deportations
Posted on 10 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, Oct. 7, 2016 - "More than 50 Democratic and Republican House lawmakers from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on a letter to President Obama... Read More