Immigration Law

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Cornell Law List of Immigrants' Rights Organizations
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law School, Migration and Human Rights Program, July 2018 - " Organizations seeking non-lawyer and lawyer volunteers : The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is training adults who want to become “child advocates”... Read More

Experts Weigh In On Judge Weil Deposition Controversy (Updated Mar. 8, 2016)
Posted on 7 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In the wake of Jerry Markon's March 5, 2016 Washington Post story ( Can a 3-year old represent herself in immigration court? This judge thinks so ), experts have responded. Here are some excerpts: Former Immigration Judge Eliza Klein writes : "No... Read More

Ebola and Immigration Law
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

What is the law governing the arrival of citizens, green card holders, and foreigners with tourist or student visas, who might - or might not - have communicable diseases? Cyrus D. Mehta and David A. Isaacson answer those questions . It's more interesting... Read More

Pub. Update: Immigration Law & Procedure (Sept. 2015)
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Release 150, Sept. 2015 . Not yet a subscriber? Immigration Law and Procedure is the 21-Volume "Bible'' of immigration law that has been cited in over 450 federal court decisions in cases from across the U.S. circuit courts of appeals, federal... Read More

Immigration Law: Raise Your Hand If You Understand It
Posted on 13 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"These days everyone, no matter her political stripe, apparently despises U.S. immigration law. It's either too enforcement-heavy or too soft; too cruel or too generous to immigrants. But can we pause for a moment to talk about another, very... Read More

Your 2012 LexisNexis Immigration Law Catalog Now Online
Posted on 7 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Is someone hogging the catalog you received in the mail? Did you “accidentally” throw it away? Maybe it just didn’t reach your desk. Well, here’s your very own (you can share it, too). Read More

The ACA's Impact on LPRs Residing Outside the USA: Endelman & Mehta
Posted on 31 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[U]nless the IRS provides more specific guidance, it is not clear at this time whether an LPR who takes the bona fide residence exception for purposes of shielding foreign income can also be deemed to have the minimum essential coverage. LPRs who... Read More

The Political Economies of Immigration Law
Posted on 18 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stanford Law Prof. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has posted an important new essay explaining how we got here, and why it's difficult to change the status quo. Read More

Was Your EB-5 Case Just Sunk by the House Intelligence Committee Report on Huawei and ZTE?
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Gary Chodorow

"The U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee just published a report branding China’s telecom giants Huawei and ZTE as security threats. Here’s why this may signal trouble for your EB-5 case: 1. The Committee’s... Read More

FOIA Release: The Relationship Between Prosecutorial Discretion and NTAs
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia writes: "As an outcome of research for a future report by Penn State Dickinson School of Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights and the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration on the relationship... Read More

Unpub. BIA on In Absentia Order: Matter of Malvais-Hernandez
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On September 22, 2011, an Immigration Judge ordered the respondent removed from the United States to Mexico. The Immigration Judge purported to order the respondent removed "in absentia". The respondent has appealed the Immigration Judge's... Read More

Free Webinar: A Practical Guide to Immigration Legal Research
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST - "This webinar will focus on how to do immigration law research, including how and where to get started, finding legal resources, and how to look at the law. Panelists will describe primary... Read More

President Obama Signs 3-Year Conrad 30 Program Extension for Foreign National Physicians as J-1 Waiver Filing Season Opens October 1 in Many States
Posted on 3 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By: Sarah J. Baker, Esq. Each year, the H-1B "season," which commences when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins accepting H-1B visa petitions on April 1 for an October 1 employment start date, receives significant attention... Read More

Podcast: Hear Dan Kowalski, Michael A. Olivas Discuss Alabama Immigration Law
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

In this podcast, Dan Kowalski, editor of Bender's Immigration Bulletin and online editor of the LexisNexis Immigration Law Community and Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Houston Law Center and Director... Read More

Practice Advisory: Descamps v. U.S. and the Modified Categorical Approach
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This practice advisory covers: (1) the holding in Descamps; (2) why this criminal case is equally applicable to the categorical approach used in immigration proceedings; and (3) the decision’s potential implications for specific removal grounds... Read More