Immigration Law

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California Counties File First Lawsuit Over Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill, Aug. 13, 2019 "Two California counties on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule that allows the government to deny entry or green cards to immigrants... 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

Advance Copy of USCIS 'Public Charge' Final Rule
Posted on 12 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/14/2019 "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... Read More

EOIR Final Rule - Board of Immigration Appeals: Affirmance Without Opinion, Referral for Panel Review, and Publication of Decisions as Precedents
Posted on 1 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2019 "The Department of Justice (Department) is publishing this final rule (“final rule” or “rule”) to amend the regulations regarding the administrative review procedures... Read More

Tags: bia , eoir , final rule

H-1B Final Rule (Jan. 31, 2019)
Posted on 30 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 "This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (“DHS” or “the Department”) regulations governing petitions filed on behalf of H-1B beneficiaries who... Read More

Tags: H-1B , final rule , USCIS

BIA to Expand to 21 Members: DOJ Final Rule
Posted on 27 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - "This final rule amends the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the organization of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) by adding four additional... Read More

Tags: bia , final rule

Advance Copy of EOIR Final Rule: Procedures Further Implementing the Annual Limitation on Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/05/2017 - "The Department of Justice is amending the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) regulations governing the annual limitation on cancellation... Read More

DOS Final Rule on Passports, CRBAs, Hearings (May 11, 2018)
Posted on 11 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 92 / Friday, May 11, 2018 - "This final rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The final rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain... Read More

EOIR Final Rule: Procedures Further Implementing the Annual Limitation on Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal
Posted on 6 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - "The Department of Justice is amending the Executive Office for Immigration Review (‘‘EOIR’’) regulations governing the annual limitation on cancellation of... Read More

DHS Final Rule: Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility
Posted on 29 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2016 - "This final rule, consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), expands the class of individuals who may be eligible for a provisional waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility... Read More

USCIS Final Rule: Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers
Posted on 18 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 18, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations related to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. Specifically, the final rule provides various benefits to participants in... Read More

Analysis of Key Provisions of the USCIS High-Skilled Worker Final Rule - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 21 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Nov. 21, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security issued final regulations on November 17, 2016 entitled “ Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers... 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

In Wed., Apr. 29, 2015 Federal Register, New H-2B Rules
Posted on 28 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here are links to advance copies of the joint DHS/DOL Interim Final Rule on H-2Bs , and the DOL Final Rule on H-2B Prevailing Wage calculation, both set for publication in the Federal Register on Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015. Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Fee Schedule Final Rule
Posted on 21 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/24/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adjusting the fee schedule for immigration and naturalization benefit requests processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration... Read More