Immigration Law

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USCIS Simplifies Access to Online Data
Posted on 16 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 16, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has consolidated the data pages on its website to include all data on one page. The new Immigration and Citizenship Data page makes information more... Read More

Tags: USCIS , data

OFLC Posts Latest Stats, Data (Jan. 19, 2018)
Posted on 29 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

OFLC, Jan. 19, 2018 - "The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and H-1B program disclosure data files for Quarter 1 of FY 2018 are now available. Access to the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts are available on the OFLC Performance... Read More

Tags: oflc , data , statistics

Data Death at DOL, R.I.P. Records, Bye-Bye Bytes
Posted on 20 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"H-1B Legacy records no longer available On July 8, 2013, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) approved OFLC's revised retention schedule following a 30-day period of public notice and review. As part of its review and approval... Read More

Tags: LCA , DOL , oflc , decommissioned , data

OFLC Performance Data for FY13 Q2 Posted
Posted on 24 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and H-1B program disclosure data files for Quarter 2 of FY 2013 are now available. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts." - DOL, May 6, 2013 . Read More

Tags: oflc , data

First Quarter FY12 Labor Cert Data Online
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The following case disclosure files cover determinations issued between October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. A small percentage of determinations are subject to change in subsequent quarterly releases due to appeal or redetermination... Read More

FY 2015 Q4 PERM Disclosure Data Files Posted - July 29, 2016
Posted on 1 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, July 29, 2016 - "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has posted updated PERM Program disclosure data files for Quarter 4 of FY 2015. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts." Read More

Tags: perm , data

OFLC FY 2014 Q4 Cumulative Disclosure Data Now Online
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and H-1B program disclosure data files for Quarter 4 of FY 2014 are now available. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts." - DOL, Nov. 13, 2014. Read More

Tags: oflc , data

OFLC Data Nerds Rejoice! - FY 2016 Q3 Data Posted by DOL
Posted on 22 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, July 20, 2016 - " The OFLC PERM, H-2A, H-2B, Prevailing Wage, and H-1B program disclosure data files for Quarter 3 of FY 2016 are now available. Click here to access the disclosure files and corresponding record layouts." Read More

Tags: oflc , data

Oct. 16th MPI Event - The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET Where: MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 Speakers: Marc Rosenblum , Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program... Read More

DHS refutes Lamar Smith's 'stonewalling' allegations
Posted on 22 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Homeland Security officials said Monday they are gathering data to appease U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, after his powerful House committee threatened to hold the agency in contempt of Congress for failing to provide immigration enforcement... Read More

Tags: lamar smith , DHS , data

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States - MPI
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration has a significant impact on many aspects of life in the United States, from the workforce and the classroom to communities across the country. As such, many seek to know more about those who were born abroad and now make their lives... Read More

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data - MPI Event, Oct. 16, 2014
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET "The United States has formally removed 3.7 million noncitizens since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in 2003, a record pace of deportations. An examination of... Read More

Big Data, Bad Data: Resolving the Tyranny of the Database (William Stock)
Posted on 11 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This term, the Supreme Court is considering a case [ Kerry v. Din ] that implicates the doctrine of “consular non-reviewability”–the legal principle that generally, courts in the United States will not review the discretionary... Read More

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"MPI Report Offers Most Detailed Analysis Yet of U.S. Deportation System under DHS; Examines Criminality, Origin, Gender & More of Deportees Men Account for 91% of All Deportees in 2003-2013; Deportations Disproportionately Target Mexicans... Read More

Will the new Labor-Business Accord Produce an Immigration Death Panel?
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The answer is "NO" -- as long as political influence and hackery is kept out of the equation and algorithms digesting state- and employer-fed job openings and hiring data are allowed to produce up-to-the-minute reports of shortage occupations... Read More