Immigration Law

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Jeffrey S. Chase - The AG's Certifying of BIA Decisions (Mar. 29, 2018)
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 29, 2018 - "The recent flurry of case certifications by Attorney General Jeff Sessions (he has certified four BIA decisions to himself since January) raises the question of the continued appropriateness of the practice. Certification... Read More

David A. Isaacson: Certification of State Law Questions - A New Trend in Second Cir. Immigration Cases?
Posted on 17 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In both February and May of this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit did something that it appears not to have done in an immigration case in more than fifteen years, and that is rare for other courts to do in such cases as well... Read More

NYC to Provide U and T Visa Certifications
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Office of the Mayor, NYC, Feb. 9, 2016 - "Today Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis announced that CCHR is now accepting requests for U and T visa certifications, making... Read More

DOL Expands Visa Protection for Trafficking Victims
Posted on 4 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced that the labor department's Wage and Hour Division will begin to exercise its authority to certify applications for trafficking victims seeking "T" visas. The division will also... Read More

Notice to Stakeholders Regarding H-2A Certifications - DOL, Oct. 21, 2013
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As a result of the unique perishable nature of agricultural commodities in the H-2A program, OFLC will temporarily (for a period not to exceed 30 days) implement the following mailing procedure: Upon certification of an H-2A application, the... Read More

U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide
Posted on 30 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide . This guide is a new tool being made available to law enforcement officials to support investigations and prosecutions involving... Read More