Immigration Law

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President Obama Signs 3-Year Conrad 30 Program Extension for Foreign National Physicians as J-1 Waiver Filing Season Opens October 1 in Many States
Posted on 3 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By: Sarah J. Baker, Esq. Each year, the H-1B "season," which commences when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins accepting H-1B visa petitions on April 1 for an October 1 employment start date, receives significant attention... Read More

News Excerpts From the March 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

DHS Designates Chile for Visa Waiver Program On February 28, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security announced the entry of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program. Beginning May 1, 2014, Chilean nationals will be able to visit the United States for up... Read More

News Excerpts From The Feb. 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EOIR Releases Plan to Protect Detainees with Mental Disorders | The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) recently released the first phase of a nationwide plan to provide heightened protections for unrepresented detainees with mental disorders... Read More

News Excerpts From The Nov. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Government Shutdown: Impact on I-129 H Visa Extensions and AOS | Via e-Mail on October 18, 2013, USCIS alerted stakeholders that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an... Read More

News Excerpts From the Sept. 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Sep 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

ICE Issues Directive Limiting Detention of Parents On August 23, 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a directive intended to limit the detention of parents and other guardians of minor children during removal proceedings and to allow... Read More

News Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 19 Dec 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS Ombudsman Recommends Improvements to SIJ Adjudication Process| On December 11, 2015, the Ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a 12-page report containing recommendations for improving the process for adjudicating applications... Read More

News Excerpts From The Oct. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS to Offer Early Acceptance of Preference-Based Adjustment Applications; Visa Bulletin Revised | On Sept. 9, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would allow many noncitizens who wish to adjust status through... Read More

News Excerpts From the Nov. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS Releases Draft Guidance on Extreme Hardship | On October 7, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued draft guidance for public comment on the factors the agency considers in determining whether the denial of an application... Read More

The Main Limitations of the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Final Rule
Posted on 13 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By Jordana L. Mosten The provisional unlawful presence waiver will help immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who must leave the country to apply for permanent residency, Jordana L. Mosten, a Skadden Fellow at Public Counsel in Los Angeles and an attorney... Read More

Excerpts from the Aug. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: H-2A Sheepherder Reminder, More
Posted on 24 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

H-2A Sheepherder Reminder U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds workers in the sheepherding industry that the one-time accommodation giving them more time to transition to the three-year limitation-of-stay requirements for the H-2A nonimmigrant... Read More