Immigration Law

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DHS, DOL Post H-2B Rule (May 8, 2019)
Posted on 6 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is an Advance Copy of the rule to be published on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Read More

News Excerpts From the April 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 DV Program Opens, More
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

2014 DV Program Opens The 2014 Diversity Visa Program registration opened at noon on October 2, 2012, and is scheduled to close at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. As in past years, applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration... Read More

Excerpts from the June 1, 2012, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin: ELIS Launches
Posted on 23 May 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

ELIS Launch 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... Read More

News Excerpts From the Feb. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 6 Feb 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Tangled H-2B Web - Update
Posted on 4 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli writes : "This post -- originally published on March 31, 2013 -- is a guest column ( updated on April 3, 2013 ) to reflect actions by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The original... Read More

H-2B Update from DOL and USCIS
Posted on 26 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL has updated its FAQ on Apr. 25, 2013. USCIS resumes adjudication of H-2B petitions. Read More

Tags: DOL , faq , USCIS , H-2B

H-2B Update from USCIS: April 3, 2013
Posted on 4 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As announced by USCIS on April 2, 2013, USCIS has temporarily suspended adjudication of certain Form I-129 H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers while the government considers appropriate action in response to the Court order entered... Read More

Tags: wage , DOL , USCIS , H-2B

H-2B Visa Uproar: Gridlock, Chaos...or Opportunity?
Posted on 2 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On March 21, 2013 the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania enjoined and vacated the 2008 Wage Rule . As of March 22, 2013, DOL began to " hold[...]in abeyance the issuance of final determinations on most pending H-2B applications... Read More

Tags: injunction , DOL , USCIS , rules , H-2B