Immigration Law

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The 2000 Legacy INS Cronin Memo Lives On
Posted on 8 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maintenance of H-1B/L-1 Status after Travelling Back On Advance Parole: Executive Legerdemain under the Cronin Memo Cyrus D. Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, Feb. 8, 2022 "Since H-1B and L visa nonimmigrant status allows for dual intent, the filing of... Read More

Advance Parole Webinar (July 13, 2021)
Posted on 9 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Advance Parole for Educational Purposes: An Info Session for DACA Students and University Allies Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST American University Washington College of Law Online - Zoom Webinar - Register to get the link Sponsored By:... Read More

Expert: Flight Attendant's DACA Debacle Demonstrates 'How Broken' Our Immigration System Is
Posted on 23 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Mar. 22, 2019 "Selene Saavedra had been a flight attendant at Mesa Airlines for just a month when the company scheduled her on a flight to Mexico. The 28-year-old from Bryan had put the country on her “no... Read More

Undocumented college students find way to study abroad, return legally
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alejandra Molina, Press Enterprise, Feb. 9, 2016 - "Southern California university students and professors have discovered an obscure provision in U.S. immigration law that allows undocumented students to leave the country to study abroad and return... Read More

Expert: DACA Recipients Need to Protect Status
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic, Apr. 27, 2017 - "President Trump has backed away from his campaign pledges to “immediately terminate” an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation. But that doesn’t mean... Read More

Practice Advisory: Advance Parole for DACA Recipients
Posted on 29 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One of the benefits of DACA is that a recipient may seek permission – through a process known as “advance parole” – to travel abroad temporarily for humanitarian, educational, or employment purposes. This practice advisory... Read More

Angelo A. Paparelli - USCIS Policy Reversal Creates De Facto Travel Ban
Posted on 29 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, Aug. 28, 2017 - "Deciphering the workings of the bureaucratic mind is never easy. What seems settled practice is often anything but. Abrupt abandonment of longstanding policy can happen in a nanosecond — many times with... Read More

BIA on 'departure' - Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly, ID 3748, 25 I&N Dec. 771
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An alien who leaves the United States temporarily pursuant to a grant of advance parole does not thereby make a “departure . . . from the United States” within the meaning of section 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(II) of the Immigration and Nationality... Read More

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin – March 1, 2011
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS Issues Combined EAD/Advance Parole Cards USCIS announced that it is now issuing employment and travel authorization on a single card for certain applicants filing for adjustment of status. The new card looks similar to the current Employment... Read More