Immigration Law

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Expert: Broken Immigration System Hurts Employers, Families
Posted on 6 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Apr. 6, 2018 - "Ms. Jalakam and thousands of other spouses of skilled workers have been told that their special work permits — authorization that can mean the difference between struggling and thriving in their... Read More

Texas Supermarket Settles Visa Suit With USCIS - Law360
Posted on 22 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Texas supermarket chain H.E.B. Grocery Co. LP has dropped its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after its senior computer programmer was able to secure work authorization under a recently issued DHS rule. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Work Authorization for Some H-4 Spouses Liberates Them from the Tyranny of Priority Dates: Gary Endelman & Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 12 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The proposed rule provides that an H-4 spouse may apply for employment authorization if the principal H-1B spouse is the beneficiary of an approved I-140 immigrant petition; or, if the H-1B spouse been granted an extension of beyond the 6-year limitation... Read More

Coming: Work Authorization for H-4 Spouses
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make the United States more attractive to talented foreign entrepreneurs and other high-skill immigrants who will contribute substantially to the U.S. economy... Read More

DHS to Roll Out New Regs to Benefit Some H-1B Spouses and Skilled Workers
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the publication of two proposed rules, including a rule to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers, and a proposal to enhance opportunities for certain groups... Read More

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions
Posted on 20 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame, petitioners will not be able to file Form... Read More