H-2B Interim Final Rule Expected in April |
On March 4, 2015, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida vacated the Department of Labor's (DOL) 2008 H-2B regulations on the ground that the DOL lacks authority under the INA...
Supreme Court: Padilla Did Not Create New Rule: No Retroactive Application to Cases on Collateral Review
On February 20, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Chaidez v. United States. The majority of the Court held that the decision in Padilla...
Report Highlights Economic Benefits of Public Defenders in Removal Proceedings
A report released in late May by the global consulting firm NERA concluded that the fiscal savings to the government could well offset any costs associated with providing...
EOIR Releases Statistics for FY2012
The Executive Office for Immigration Review has released its statistical yearbook for fiscal 2012. As expected, the backlog of cases before EOIR continued to grow, with 326,255 pending proceedings before immigration...
On Tuesday, May 22, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the initial release of its new electronic immigration system, USCIS ELIS. ELIS is the agency’s first-ever online immigration system created to modernize...
USCIS Issues Guidance on “Reason to Believe” Standard for Provisional Waivers |
On January 24, 2014, USCIS issued field guidance for applications for provisional unlawful presence waivers (Form I-601A) filed by individuals with criminal...