Immigration Law

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June 28, 2017 DOS Cable on Travel Ban After Supreme Court Order
Posted on 29 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Reuters : Date: June 28, 2017 at 7:57:39 PM EDT Subject: (SBU) IMPLEMENTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13780 FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING -- GUIDANCE TO VISA-ADJUDICATING POSTS From: SECSTATE WASHDC Action: ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE... Read More

News Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2013 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Report Faults Procedures for Issuance of NTAs | On October 22, 2013, the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Pennsylvania State University Law School released a report criticizing various practices related to the issuance of Notices to Appear in... Read More

News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

New USCIS Director Testifies Before Congress | On July 29, Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, testified at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Rodriguez became USCIS director on July... Read More

Excerpts from the May 15, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 May 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Interim Final Rule Issued on H-2B Prevailing Wages On April 24, 2013, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security jointly published an interim final rule establishing a new method of calculating prevailing wages under the H-2B program... Read More

Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS Issues Final Rule on Unlawful-Presence Waivers On January 2, Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano announced the posting of an eagerly anticipated rule for a process that may allow would-be immigrants with accrued unlawful presence to spend... Read More

Hey, Immigration Bureaucrats: Corporations Are NOT People!
Posted on 16 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the immigration sphere, bureaucrats in the Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) often refuse to accept the established rule-of-law principle that companies are to be treated as distinct from their individual... Read More

State Department Revises Foreign Student Job Program After Abuse Complaints
Posted on 5 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The State Department, responding to a wave of complaints from foreign students about abuses under a summer cultural exchange program, issued new rules on Friday significantly revising the types of jobs the students can do, prohibiting them... Read More

State Dept. to review J-1 Summer Work Travel visa program
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered an "extensive and thorough review" of a foreign exchange program that has been used by U.S. businesses as a source of cheap labor and exploited by criminals to import women to... Read More

The Growing Demand for U.S. Visas in China and Brazil
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Special Briefing: Managing Director for Visa Services Ed Ramotowski and Minister Counselors for Consular Affairs Chuck Bennett and Donald Jacobson - via Teleconference, November 8, 2011 . "MR. ECHARD: Good afternoon, and thank you all for joining... Read More

DOS Afghan SIV Program Update: Oct. 27, 2014
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Afghan SIV Program Update OCTOBER 27, 2014 "The Department of State’s authority to issue Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to Afghan nationals under section 602(b) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009, as amended, was extended. 1... Read More

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DOS Proposed Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Teachers
Posted on 2 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English... Read More

July 12, 2017 DOS Cable: Improving Information Sharing with Foreign Governments
Posted on 16 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 12, 2017 DOS Cable - "In response to Executive Order (EO) 13780, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, has produced a report outlining what information is needed... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: No Petition Needed for TN Visa for Mexicans
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of State amends its regulation pertaining to The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), by removing the petition requirement for citizens of Mexico applying for nonimmigrant visa classification as NAFTA professionals. The rule... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: International Adoption Simplification Act
Posted on 31 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This rule amends the Department of State’s regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision... Read More