Immigration Law

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The True Story Behind Matter of Bay Area Legal Services
Posted on 8 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC Legal, July 7, 2020 "The Recognition & Accreditation, or R&A, program governs how nonprofit organizations provide charitable immigration legal services. Nonprofits that meet certain requirements apply for recognition, and non-attorney... Read More

More Than 16,000 International Students Affected by Dept. of Education Action
Posted on 17 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 14, 2016 - "On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This decision affects more than 16,000... Read More

EOIR to Host Stakeholder Meeting on Recognition and Accreditation Program; Mar. 21, 2014
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a meeting providing a general overview of EOIR's recognition and accreditation program. DATE: Friday, March 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. MEETING LOCATION... Read More

Two New Accredited Reps on Colorado's Western Slope
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

My friend Marketa Zubkova , originally from the Czech Republic, recently received her BIA accreditation for DHS petition matters. Together with Nicole Bernal Ruíz at the Hispanic Affairs Project , Marketa will continue to provide caring, competent... Read More

Matter of CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
Posted on 29 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A recognized organization’s application for initial accreditation of a proposed representative must show that the individual has recently completed at least one formal training course that was designed to give new practitioners a solid overview... Read More

EOIR Announces Final Rule on the Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives
Posted on 21 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Dec. 20, 2016 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced a final rule titled, Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives . This new rule, effective Jan. 18, 2017, amends the regulations... Read More

Three New BIA Precedent Decisions on Accreditation/Recognition
Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Where an organization is physically colocated or financially associated with, or otherwise attached to, a for-profit venture, the Board of Immigration Appeals will not approve an application for recognition unless it is confident that the organization... Read More

EOIR to Host Stakeholder Teleconference and Webinar on Recognition and Accreditation Program
Posted on 9 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a teleconference and Webinar providing a general overview of EOIR's recognition and accreditation program. This event is intended to educate interested... Read More

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives
Posted on 13 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/14/2015 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has published in the Federal Register a proposed rule amending the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing... Read More

USCIS Teleconference, BIA Recognition and Accreditation, Nov. 6, 2014
Posted on 5 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 2 – 3 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the standard operating procedure for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)... Read More