Immigration Law

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DOL H-2B Visa News (Mar. 9, 2020)
Posted on 10 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. " OFLC Issues Frequently Asked Questions Related to the H-2B Supplemental Visa Allocation Announcement by Department of Homeland Security for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2020. The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has released... Read More

Tags: DOL , oflc , island holdings , faq , DHS , H-2B

USCIS Updates Rejected DACA FAQ (Dec. 7, 2017)
Posted on 7 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 7, 2017 - "Q1: Are any new DACA requests being accepted? A1: No. The DACA policy for accepting new, initial DACA requests ended on Sept. 5, 2017. Q2: Can I still submit a DACA renewal request? A2: No. The due date for DACA renewal... Read More

Tags: daca , faq , Rejected , USCIS

Editor's Corner: Can OFLC Overrule BALCA by FAQ? (On the Meaning of H-2B 'Worksite')
Posted on 5 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, Oct. 5, 2016 - "On April 15, 2016, BALCA held that for H-2B visa truckers, "[t]here is only one opening for full-time employment and it is where the trucking terminal is located. There is no “job opportunity”... Read More

Tags: balca , worksite , kowalski , faq , H-2B

FAQ: Protecting Unaccompanied Children from Trafficking - LIRS
Posted on 27 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This important FAQ from Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services (LIRS) dated Jan. 26, 2016 provides much-needed detail on the Flores Settlement agreement, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and more. Read More

NILC Updates FAQ on DACA Renewal Process
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Jan. 2014 : "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a draft application and instructions for renewing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The following answers to frequently asked questions regarding the DACA... Read More

Tags: daca , faq , Renewal , nilc

USCIS DACA FAQ Updated: Jan. 18, 2013
Posted on 18 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

See the ten or eleven items marked in red, " New " - USCIS, Jan. 18, 2013 . Read More

Tags: daca , new , faq , USCIS

DACA and Your Workplace Rights: FAQ
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"NILC has received many questions about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Many of them are about your rights in the workplace, both when you are applying for deferred action and after your application has been approved. This... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta on PERM, Laid-Off U.S. Workers
Posted on 1 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has added a new question and answer (Q&A) to its frequently asked questions (FAQ). The new Q&A concerns notification and consideration of laid-off U.S. workers for PERM... Read More

Tags: perm , mehta , DOL , laid-off , faq

Immigrants’ Rights Under a Trump Presidency - MALDEF FAQ
Posted on 14 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF - "During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants “criminals” and vowed to build a border wall, rescind the Obama Administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred... Read More

DV-2015 Instructions/FAQ from DOS
Posted on 16 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants... Read More

ICE Parental Interests Directive FAQ
Posted on 23 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What is the Parental Interests Directive? The Parental Interests Directive complements ICE's existing immigration enforcement priorities and prosecutorial discretion memoranda, as well as detention standards and policies that govern the intake... Read More

DOL OFLC FAQ on H-2B Private Wage Surveys
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Office of Foreign Labor Certification Frequently Asked Questions H-2B Program – Employer-Provided Surveys March 2015 Read More

Tags: eta , DOL , surveys , oflc , faq , wage and hour , H-2B