Immigration Law

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Nevada Supreme Court, En Banc, on Domicile, Residence and Divorce: Senjab v. Alhulaibi (F-1/2 visas)
Posted on 2 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senjab v. Alhulaibi "NRS 125.020(2) provides in part that "no court has jurisdiction to grant a divorce unless either the plaintiff or defendant has been resident of the State for a period of not less than 6 weeks preceding the commencement... Read More

Record $2.8M Settlement Reached in Nevada H-2A Lawsuit: Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc.
Posted on 17 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, Dec. 16, 2015 - "A Nevada federal judge signed off Tuesday on a $2.8 million settlement between an onion farm and H-2A visa workers who claimed they had been shorted on pay and weren’t reimbursed for travel and immigration-related expenses... Read More

Nevada Welcomed Israeli Marijuana Scientist, U.S. Immigration Threw Him Out
Posted on 1 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jerusalem Post, Feb. 1, 2018 - "He came from Israel to the US for work, got married, bought a house and expected to start a family right away. Then US immigration authorities forced Shimon Abta him out of the country for being a “trafficker... Read More

Excerpts From the July 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

Ethiopian Adoptions: PAIR Requirement Effective September 1, 2013, the government of Ethiopia will require that the prospective adoptive parents include evidence that the U.S. government completed a Pre-Adoption Immigration Review of the prospective... Read More

BIA on Agg. Fel. Theft: Matter of Sierra
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under the law of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the offense of attempted possession of a stolen vehicle in violation of sections 193.330 and 205.273 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, which requires only a mental state of... Read More

Judge Tosses Immigration Suit Linked to Mexico Grandmother
Posted on 14 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Scott Sonner, AP, Mar. 12, 2016 - "The federal government does not have to explain to a Nevada man why his wife, a grandmother and farmer in Mexico, has been denied entry to the U.S. for more than 20 years under "alien smuggling" rules... Read More

Nevada Gross Misdemeanor Statute Modified to 364 Days
Posted on 4 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval last week signed into law a bill that did not get much press , reducing the maximum penalty for a "gross misdemeanor" from 1 year or less to 364 days. This change will help ensure that noncitizens convicted... Read More

CA9 on Conspiracy; Nevada; Burglary; Aggravated Felony: U.S. v. Garcia-Santana
Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The government appeals the dismissal of Xochitl Garcia-Santana’s indictment for unlawful reentry in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. The district court determined that Garcia’s prior removal order was constitutionally inadequate because... Read More

CA9 on FLSA, H-2A, Nevada: Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc.
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the face of regulatory ambiguity, the DOL’s determination that inbound travel and immigration expenses primarily benefit H-2A employers was reasonable. There is no reason to think that the DOL’s determination was not a product of... Read More

Nevada Cab Companies Settle Immigration Discrimination Case: $445K Penalty
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Oct. 20, 2015 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Nevada Yellow Cab Corporation, Nevada Checker Cab Corporation, and Nevada Star Cab Corporation – three Las Vegas, Nevada, taxicab companies that... Read More

Nevada Governor Signs Driver License Bill
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Friday, Governor Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 303 into law, allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver authorization card. The card is not a form of identification but it gives them the ability to drive legally. First, they have... Read More

Bender Podcast: Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela on Civic Engagement
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New Orleans, June 22, 2017 - Nevada State Sen. Yvanna Cancela gave an inspiring Keynote Speech at the opening of the 2017 AILA Annual Conference. I caught up with her to record this podcast . Read More