Immigration Law

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Extorted, Detained and Deported
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"According to the Labor Department reports, Barreno was one of a dozen undocumented workers who had to pay fees just to begin work. The money was initially paid to Calix, who is a Honduran national, and then distributed in varying amounts between... Read More

News Excerpts From the May 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 8 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Training Document on Particular Social Groups Made Public | A PowerPoint presentation apparently given to asylum officers at USCIS was made public in late April, providing insight into the agency’s handling of potential claims for asylum based... Read More

News Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 12 Jan 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Procedures for H-2Bs Still in Flux | The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida enjoined the Department of Labor’s H-2B labor-certification rule of February 21, 2012, published at 77 Fed. Reg. 10,038. The injunction came in... 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

News Excerpts From the March 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Excerpts from the May 15, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 May 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Interim Final Rule Issued on H-2B Prevailing Wages On April 24, 2013, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security jointly published an interim final rule establishing a new method of calculating prevailing wages under the H-2B program... 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

News Excerpts From the June 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 7 Jun 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Labor Department Will Streamline H-2A Process | On May 20, 2016, the Department of Labor’s Office for Foreign Labor Certification announced that it would streamline the process for H-2A employers filing petitions under the 2015 final herder rule... Read More

News Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Labor Department Ends Use of Employer-Provided Wage Surveys for H-2B Program | Following a major decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Department of Labor announced that it will no longer issue prevailing wage determinations... Read More