Immigration Law

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Documents Reveal USCIS Policies to Restrict Visas
Posted on 23 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Sept. 19, 2019 "New government documents reveal the increase in denials and Requests for Evidence for H-1B petitions are part of an effort by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to achieve desired results... Read More

Tags: H-1B , FOIA , aila , USCIS

H-1B FOIA Fight Nets $150K Settlement From USCIS: Rubman v. USCIS
Posted on 27 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rubman v. USCIS, May 25, 2016, Joint Stipulation of Dismissal -"1. Defendants agree to continue processing their response to Mr. Rubman’s May 10, 2012, FOIA request, which is assigned USCIS case number COW2012000535, in good faith and in accordance... Read More

Excerpts from the June 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Centralized Filing and Adjudication for Certain Inadmissibility Waivers Beginning June 4, 2012, applicants abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a U.S. consular officer can mail requests to waive certain grounds... Read More

News Excerpts From the May 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 13 May 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS Finishes Data Entry for Cap-Subject H-1B FY17 Applications | USCIS announced on May 2 that it has finished data entry for cap-subject H-1B petitions. It will begin returning those not chosen in the lottery. Some petitions are being transferred... Read More

H-1B Usage Undercount: FOIA
Posted on 22 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Greg Siskind's blog on 9-21-12: "Attorney David Rubman in Chicago, Illinois has just shared with me the answer to a Freedom of Information Act request which definitively shows that USCIS has been undercounting H-1B usage by nearly 15% over... Read More

Tags: rubman , undercount , H-1B , FOIA

AILA Prevails in H-1B FOIA Litigation
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The reliability and fairness of our immigration system can be evaluated only if the government’s procedures and activities are transparent. The LAC regularly uses the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to increase transparency and promote... Read More

Tags: Fraud , H-1B , FOIA , Litigation , aila

CA7 on FOIA, H-1B Stats: Rubman v. USCIS
Posted on 1 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"H-1B visas allow U.S. companies to hire noncitizen workers with specialized skills. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”), an agency within the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), is responsible... Read More