Immigration Law

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Change to INA Definition of Orphan - Sec. 101(b)(1)(f)(i)
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Karen S. Law writes: "The definition of “orphan” found in INA 101(b)(1)(f) has been changed in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. In adoptions from non-Hague Convention partner countries, there is no longer a requirement that... Read More

USCIS Expands Definitions of “Mother” and “Parent” to Include Gestational Mothers Using ART
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS issued a new policy ( PA-2014-009 ) clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to include gestational mothers using assisted reproductive technology regardless... Read More

BALCA on definition of university teaching: Matter of Mercer University
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Employer argues that the job duty of “instruction activities” is synonymous with teaching under any common-sense interpretation of the English language. Employer goes on to point out that 'there has never been any requirement that... Read More

Angelo Paparelli: Immigration's Defining Moment - Do You Know Employment When You See It?
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[T]the immigration regulations in their present form do not offer the guidance needed to cover many everyday (and some unusual) situations. With so much riding on the correct interpretation, the government must take a hard look at the current, clearly... Read More