Immigration Law

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Vermont Supreme Court Deals Blow to Border Agents' Roving Patrols
Posted on 26 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Derek Brouwer, Vermont Seven Days, Sept. 24, 2021 "Border patrol officers can search Vermonters' cars without a warrant under their special federal authority to conduct "roving" patrols within 100 miles of the U.S. border. But, as... Read More

Lure of Green Cards Brings Big Investments for Remote Resort in Vermont
Posted on 2 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The price tag for the entire project, which Mr. Stenger says will create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs over several years, is $865 million. But even more unusual than the size of the undertaking is the method by which Mr. Stenger and his business... Read More

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Deferred Action Granted in Vermont
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A married lesbian couple living in Vermont who were threatened with being separated by federal immigration authorities have been granted a reprieve. Japanese immigrant Takako Ueda and her American spouse, Frances Herbert, got word Tuesday... Read More

Vermont's Republican Governor Signs Immigration Bill Defying Trump
Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rutland Herald, Mar. 29, 2017 - "Republican Gov. Phil Scott, flanked by Democratic Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Democratic lawmakers, signed into law Tuesday a bill [S.79] aimed at curbing the impacts of executive orders signed by President... Read More

Vermont Businesses Hurt by H-2B Visa Cap
Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Burlington Free Press, Apr. 17, 2017 - "Vermont businesses are facing a critical shortage of seasonal workers that threatens to cripple the state's important hospitality and recreational industry, including ski resorts and luxury hotels. The... Read More

Tags: Vermont , H-2B

CBP Notice: Potential Closing of Morses Line Border Crossing
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) currently operates a border crossing known as Morses Line, Vermont, located within the port limits of the port of entry of Highgate Springs/Alburg, Vermont. CBP officers are stationed at the Morses Line border... Read More

Vermont announces new bias-free policy regarding immigration status
Posted on 5 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Department of Public Safety today announced a revised policy to strengthen bias-free policing to include direction regarding immigration status. The new policy states that Vermont State Police troopers should not ... Read More

Lawyer and Wife Pay $1M Forfeiture in H-1B Scam
Posted on 1 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, June 30, 2016 - "The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that Loreto Kudera, age 45, and Hazel Kudera, age 43, a married couple from New York, New York, who have pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud... Read More

Tags: scam , Vermont , H-1B , kudera