Immigration Law

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News Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 14 Jan 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Funding Bill Imposes Restrictions on VWP, Increases H and L Fees, Makes H-2B Changes The omnibus funding bill enacted in December contained provisions restricting participation in the Visa Waiver Program by applicants who are nationals of or who have... Read More

Customs and Border Protection Search Did Not Violate 4th Amendment, 9th Circuit Rules
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 by Mark Rogers

PASADENA, Calif. - (Mealey's) The search of a man's laptop computer by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials that occurred 170 miles from the border did not constitute an "extended border search" and did not violate his rights... Read More

News Excerpts From the Oct. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 20 Sep 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

ICE Issues New Guidelines on Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention Centers: On September 4, 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a directive establishing policy and procedures for the placement of detainees in solitary... Read More

Excerpts from the Oct. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 Diversity Visas and More
Posted on 24 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

2014 Diversity Visas Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4... Read More

Reflections on Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Context 1 Year After the Morton Memo
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia In this Analysis, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, the founder/director of Penn State's Center for Immigrants' Rights, reflects on the implementation of the famous (or infamous) immigration-agency memos on using "prosecutorial... Read More

News Excerpts From the April 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS Clarifies “Reason to Believe” Standard for I-601A Provisional Waivers | On March 18, 2014, USCIS sent an e-mail to stakeholders seeking to cure confusion surrounding the regulation that prohibits the granting of provisional waivers... Read More

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

ICE Issues Directive Limiting Detention of Parents On August 23, 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a directive intended to limit the detention of parents and other guardians of minor children during removal proceedings and to allow... Read More

Excerpts of the May 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Expedited Review Announced for Cases Affected by Specific Administrative Errors
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Expedited Review Announced for Cases Affected by Specific Administrative Errors USCIS has now established an expedited process for reviewing and correcting decisions resulting from certain administrative errors. This new process allows customers to... Read More

Not the DREAM Act, but a Temporary End to the Fear of Removal for Some Undocumented Youth
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Carrie L. Rosenbaum

By Carrie Rosenbaum On June 15 President Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain undocumented youth who would otherwise be eligible for the DREAM Act. The administration instituted a policy change, but... Read More

Excerpts From the Sept. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Administration Issues Additional Guidance Following Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling The State Department and Department of Homeland Security issued further guidance in August on the implementation of the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States... Read More

News Excerpts From the Feb. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

DHS Weighing Program to Streamline Employment-Based Immigration Requests | On January 15, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security announced the potential launch of a pilot program later this year to streamline adjudications of employment-based immigration... Read More

News Excerpts From The July 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

BIA Will Solicit Amicus Briefs | On June 19, 2015, the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals has launched a one-year pilot program to solicit amicus briefs from interested parties. The Board will post... Read More