Immigration Law

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Why Are Immigration Court Bonds Skyrocketing?
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, July 23, 2018 - "Nothing in the law has changed regarding bonds," said Dan Kowalski, an immigration attorney and editor of an immigration law bulletin . "The only explanation I can think of is immigration... Read More

How Does Uncle Sam Waste Immigrant Visas?
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brent Renison, Oct. 6, 2015 - "I'm going to explain exactly how the government wastes on average tens of thousands of immigrant visas every year, contrary to Congressional intent, systematically compromising the workforce and keeping families... Read More

Why Don't They Come Legally? The Answer May Surprise You - Daniel M. Kowalski
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, special to the Austin American-Statesman, Mar. 14, 2017 - "“Why don’t they come in here legally?” It’s the complaint we hear all the time about the nation’s estimated 11.1 million people living in... Read More

9th Circuit Decision an 'Important Step' for Mexican Torture Victims
Posted on 28 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled. The 9th U.S. Circuit... Read More

Setback for #VisaGate2015 Lawsuit: Mehta v. DOS (May 16, 2016)
Posted on 17 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mehta v. DOS, May 16, 2016 - "This matter comes before the Court on Defendants United States Department of State, et al. (collectively, “State Department”)’s Motion to Dismiss pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6), Dkt. #27. The... Read More

Bender's Immigration Bulletin Welcomes New Editorial Board Member: Sandra Grossman
Posted on 17 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bender's Immigration Bulletin (LexisNexis) is proud to announce the addition of attorney Sandra Grossman to our Editorial Board. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship. Ms. Grossman is the owner of Grossman Law, LLC , an immigration... Read More

Calling All Authors for BIB (Bender's Immigration Bulletin)
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In our fast-paced, spin-cycle, instant news, online world, we tend to forget our print publications. But with a magazine - such as Bender's Immigration Bulletin (now also in eBook PDF format) - you can sit back with a cup of coffee or tea and really... Read More

USCIS OPE Bulletin: Oct. 7, 2011
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS Office of Public Engagement: Upcoming Events U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 10/07/2011 10:51 AM EDT Dear Stakeholder- USCIS has the following engagement information to share: 1) IGA Quarterly... Read More

Cal. Atty. Gen. on ICE Detainers: Bulletin
Posted on 26 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies that provides updated information on their responsibilities and potential liability for complying with Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read More

USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Sept. 9, 2015 - "USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The... Read More

WHD Field Assistance Bulletin 2012-3: General Guidance on Voluntary Assignments of Wages under the H-2A Program
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has published Field Assistance Bulletin 2012-3: General Guidance on Voluntary Assignments of Wages under the H-2A Program . This Bulletin provides guidance to WHD staff about certain enforcement... Read More