Immigration Law

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No More Automatic EADs for Asylum Applicants
Posted on 2 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 27, 2020 "Effective August 25, 2020, the Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants Final Rule removed the exemption from discretion outlined in 8 CFR 274a.13(a)(1) for asylum applicants seeking employment... Read More

Asylum EAD Proposed Rule
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 174 / Monday, September 9, 2019 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to remove a regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 30 days from the date an asylum... Read More

Repealing H-4 Visa Work Authorization: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Posted on 20 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ike Brannon, Senior Fellow, Jack Kemp Foundation, and M. Kevin McGee, Professor Emeritus, UW Oshkosh, March 4, 2019 "In 2015 the Obama Administration authorized temporary work permits for the spouses of H-1B visa holders who were awaiting green... Read More

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence
Posted on 24 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4... Read More

Highly Skilled Immigrant Spouses Can Soon Work In U.S.
Posted on 25 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration... Read More

Controversy Over Spouses Of Tech-Savvy Immigrants Working In US
Posted on 9 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What does the new plan mean for the tech industry and the economy? Host Michel Martin speaks with immigration law professor Laura Murray-Tjan and Vinny Lingham, entrepreneur and immigrant from South Africa." - NPR, May 9, 2014 . Read More

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Employment Authorization for Syrian F-1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of Civil Unrest in Syria Since March 2011
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct... Read More

Employment Eligibility Requirements for Asylees, Refugees, and other Populations Served by ORR
Posted on 3 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) funds and administers resettlement programs for refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, foreign victims of severe forms of human trafficking, Lawful Permanent Residents who have held one of those statuses... Read More

ICE Notice: Extension of Employment Authorization for Syrian F–1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of Civil Unrest in Syria Since March 2011
Posted on 15 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result... Read More

USCIS Proposed Rule: Employment Authorization for Certain H–4 Dependent Spouses
Posted on 12 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security proposes to extend the availability of employment authorization to certain H–4 dependent spouses of principal H–1B nonimmigrants. The extension would be limited to H–4 dependent spouses of principal... Read More

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Extension of Employment Authorization for Certain Syrian F-1 Students
Posted on 14 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of... Read More

H-4 EAD Final Rule
Posted on 25 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (‘‘DHS’’ or ‘‘Department’’) regulations by extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H–4 dependent spouses of H–1B... Read More

Advance Copy of H-4 EAD Final Rule
Posted on 24 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (“DHS” or “Department”) regulations by extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment... Read More

SSA on Employment Authorization for Non-Immigrants
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

POMS RM 10211.420 Employment Authorization for Non-immigrants, rev. May 21, 2012 . Read More

DHS to Roll Out New Regs to Benefit Some H-1B Spouses and Skilled Workers
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the publication of two proposed rules, including a rule to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers, and a proposal to enhance opportunities for certain groups... Read More