Immigration Law

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Biden Revokes Trump's "No Health Insurance, No Green Card" Proclamation
Posted on 16 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 14, 2021 "A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 9945 The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 of October 4, 2019 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System... Read More

Expert: Houston Chef Hits Trump's "Invisible Wall"
Posted on 8 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2021 "Every day Chef Sanjay Kumar Kashyap whipped up 30 fresh recipes for a vegetarian Thali-style Indian restaurant in southwest Houston. In a month, he prepared a whopping 900 different curries, dals... Read More

DOS on Extension of Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052
Posted on 5 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Jan. 1, 2021 "On December 31, 2020, the President signed a Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Continue to Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market . This proclamation extends... Read More

Cyrus Mehta on Trump's Last Gasp: Extending the Visa Bans
Posted on 4 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Jan. 4, 2021 "On the last day of 2020, Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation extending two previous Proclamations – Proclamation 10014 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States... Read More

Trump Extends PP 10014 and 10052
Posted on 1 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Dec. 31, 2020 "I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality... Read More

Trump Extends Visa Sanctions Memo
Posted on 31 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Dec. 30, 2020 "On April 10, 2020, I signed a memorandum detailing that countries that deny or unreasonably delay the acceptance of their citizens, subjects, nationals, or residents from the United States during the ongoing pandemic... Read More

Tags: visas , Trump

DOS Young v. Trump IV Processing Update (Dec. 17, 2020)
Posted on 17 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Dec. 17, 2020 "On December 11, 2020, a federal district court in Young v. Trump enjoined the Department of State from enforcing Section 1 of Presidential Proclamation 10014 against named plaintiffs and enjoined the Department from engaging... Read More

Expert: "Largest Crackdown on Work Visas"
Posted on 23 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael D. Shear, Miriam Jordan, NYT, June 22, 2020 "President Trump on Monday temporarily suspended new work visas and barred hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, part of a broad effort to limit the... Read More

Tags: visas , Trump

Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 22, 2020 "The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China
Posted on 29 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 29, 2020 "The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in a wide‑ranging and heavily resourced campaign to acquire sensitive United States technologies and intellectual property, in part to bolster the modernization and... Read More

White House News
Posted on 26 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On September 25, 2019 President Trump issued two Presidential Proclamations: Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Threaten Venezuela’s Democratic Institutions Proclamation on the Suspension of... Read More

'Public Charge' FAM Change Triggers Consular Abuse of 212(a)(4)
Posted on 16 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

According to FY2018 DOS statistics , "DOS rejected 13,450 applications for immigrant visas in FY2018 based on a determination that the applicant could become a "public charge," a 316 percent increase from FY2017 when it denied 3,237 applications... Read More

Expert: 'No Way' Foreign Governments Can Game the Visa System to Send the 'Worst'
Posted on 14 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robert Farley, FactCheck.org, Dec. 14, 2017 - "Arguing for a merit-based immigration system, President Donald Trump offered a muddled, inaccurate and unsubstantiated critique of a program that annually provides visas by lottery to qualified and screened... Read More

Trump Executive Order Slows Visas
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USA Today, June 22, 2017 - "President Trump has taken a small step toward "extreme vetting" of foreign travelers to the United States, signing an executive order that will have the effect of slowing down visas for tourists, business travelers... Read More

Trump Signs Bill Increasing Numbers of Temporary Worker Visas for Northern Mariana Islands
Posted on 24 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act, H.R. 336, signed Aug. 22, 2017 - "...for fiscal year 2017 an additional 350 permits shall be made available..." Congressman Gregorio Kilili Sablan - "Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho... Read More