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Immigrants Hoping to Qualify for DHS Program Urged to Gather Data, Documents
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Immigrant rights advocates barely had time to digest the Obama administration's announcement last week that it would stop deporting some young immigrants when the questions started flowing in: Am I the right age? Does an arrest disqualify me... Read More

USCIS Asylum Division Document Dump, May 7, 2015
Posted on 8 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, May 7, 2015 : Statistical Documents Affirmative Asylum Statistics for January, February, and March 2015 NACARA Statistics for January, February, and March 2015 Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear Statistics - March 2015 Syria Stats... Read More

Immigrants build document trails to remain in U.S.
Posted on 21 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts. The search for documents is on for immigrants who may qualify for a work permit and reprieve from deportation under measures President Barack Obama announced last month... Read More

Tags: daca , documents , dapa , spagat

Documenting the Undocumented Life
Posted on 4 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Since President Obama announced the program in June, [unauthorized] immigrants across the country have been scrambling to collect evidence to qualify. Their challenge is this: How do you document an undocumented life?" - NYT, Oct. 4, 2012 ... Read More

Tags: daca , documents

Focus on Dairy Farmers in Immigration Debate
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When the letter arrived at Jeff True’s dairy farm here in western New York, it was, he recalled, “like getting sucker punched right in the gut.” A federal audit had found that 12 of his 14 workers were immigrants who had provided... Read More

In search of fraudulent documents – Does the I-9 process really require employers to be enforcers?
Posted on 1 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Do we really want an employer determining if an individual has presented appropriate documentation for the I-9 process based on trying to count the right number of imbedded pixels or photos imprinted on the green card?" - Sharon Mehlman... Read More

Tags: Fraud , I-9 , documents

Dent v. Holder and Strategies for Obtaining Documents During Removal Proceedings
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Practice Advisory discusses Dent v. Holder , requiring the government to turn over copies of documents in an A-file where removability is contested, and offers strategies for making document requests pursuant to the INA and due process... Read More

USCIS Asylum Division Documents, Updated Sept. 26, 2014
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Statistical Documents Syria FY14 Minors FY14 Cumulative NACARA - April, May, June 2014 Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear FY14 Affirmative Asylum - April, May, June 2014 Memos Changes to CF an RF Cases Requiring QA Review Guidance... Read More

Matter of J. R. VELASQUEZ, ID 3739, 25 I&N Dec. 680 (BIA 2012)
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of J. R. VELASQUEZ, ID 3739, 25 I&N Dec. 680 (BIA 2012) - (1) The documents listed in section 240(c)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1229a(c)(3)(B) (2006), and 8 C.F.R. § 1003.41(a) (2011) are admissible as... Read More

Parallel Proposed Rules from DOS, CBP re Waiver of Passport, Visa Requirments
Posted on 8 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - "This rule proposes to reinstate a 1996 amendment to a regulation in title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations regarding a discretionary waiver of certain documentary requirements for... Read More