Immigration Law

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DHS Waives Contract Laws in Border Wall Push
Posted on 20 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure... Read More

USCIS Public Charge Final Rule (Aug. 14, 2019)
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 "This final rule amends DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien applying for admission or adjustment of status is inadmissible to the United States... Read More

New DOJ/DHS Asylum Rule (Federal Register, July 16, 2019)
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2019 "The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (“DOJ,” “DHS,” or collectively, “the Departments”) are adopting an interim final... Read More

Advance Copy of Asylum Interim Final Rule
Posted on 8 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/09/2018 - "The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (“DOJ,” “DHS,” or, collectively, “the Departments”) are adopting... Read More

Historians' Comment on Proposed 'Public Charge' Rule
Posted on 26 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Seven prominent historians filed this comment with the Federal Register regarding the proposed "Public Charge" rule: "We contend that expanding the public charge grounds of inadmissibility, adjustment of status and deportation would break... Read More

Public Charge Proposed Rule to be Published in FR on Oct. 10, 2018 with 60-Day Comment Window
Posted on 5 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/10/2018 "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to prescribe how it determines whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States under section 212(a)... Read More

Trump's "Extreme Vetting" Memo, Federal Register Version
Posted on 3 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Not sure why it took from March 6, 2017 to April 3, 2017 to be published in today's Federal Register . Read More

Official Federal Register Version: Travel Ban 2.0
Posted on 9 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 45 / Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Presidential Documents "Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017 Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States By the authority vested in me as President... Read More

Advance Copy of DHS Notice: TPS for Yemen
Posted on 2 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated the Republic of Yemen (Yemen) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective September... Read More

Official FR Version of Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban
Posted on 1 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 20 / Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Executive Order 13769 of January 27, 2017 - Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States Read More

DOL Extends Comment Period for H-2B Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order
Posted on 14 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" On December 17, 2014, the Department of Labor (Department) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to Issue Declaratory Order, Request for Comment, 79 Fed. Reg. 75179 (Notice). The Notice provided for the submission of public comments... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Notice: Extension of TPS for Somalia
Posted on 31 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 18, 2014 through September... Read More

Whither H-2B?
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Today is the court-ordered 30-day compliance deadline for DOL in the Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas et al v. Solis , 2:09-cv-00240-LDD (E.D. Pa) case. I'll be checking the Federal Register's Electronic Public Inspection Desk until... Read More

Somalia TPS Extension
Posted on 1 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 18, 2014 through September... Read More

In Today's Federal Register, Three New Rules (Dec. 19, 2016)
Posted on 19 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Definition of Form I–94 To Include Electronic Format - Final rule Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act - Final rule Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility... Read More