Immigration Law

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Mounting Backlogs Undermine U.S. Immigration System and Impede Biden Policy Changes
Posted on 24 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti and Julia Gelatt, MPI, Feb. 23, 2022 "The Biden administration is seeking to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, expanding protections to hundreds of thousands of immigrants and embarking on a plan to restructure the asylum process... Read More

Trump Got His Wall, After All
Posted on 26 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rachel Morris, Highline, Nov. 24, 2019 "IN THE TWO YEARS AND 308 DAYS THAT DONALD Trump has been president, he has constructed zero miles of wall along the southern border of the United States. He has, to be fair, replaced or reinforced 76 miles... Read More

Interview with Margaret Stock on DOD/USCIS Shutdown of MAVNI
Posted on 3 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Standard, May 2, 2017 - "[T]he New York Times is reporting the process of granting citizenship to immigrant soldiers is suffering serious delays. Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and a lawyer representing some... Read More

News Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

AILA Names New Executive Director | On October 29, 2015, the American Immigration Lawyers Association announced the selection of Benjamin Johnson as the organization’s new Executive Director. Johnson assumes the position from Crystal Williams... 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

Excerpts from the Dec. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 5 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

U.S. Mission in India Expands Interview Waiver Program In March 2012, the U.S. mission to India unveiled the Interview Waiver Program, which allows qualified individuals to apply for additional classes of visas without being interviewed in person by... Read More

News Excerpts From The Oct. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS to Offer Early Acceptance of Preference-Based Adjustment Applications; Visa Bulletin Revised | On Sept. 9, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would allow many noncitizens who wish to adjust status through... Read More

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

White House Releases Refugee Ceilings for FY 2015 | On September 30, 2014, the White House released a presidential memorandum capping the number of refugee admissions at 70,000 for the upcoming fiscal year and authorizing citizens of some countries... Read More

News Excerpts From the Nov. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS Releases Draft Guidance on Extreme Hardship | On October 7, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued draft guidance for public comment on the factors the agency considers in determining whether the denial of an application... Read More

The Main Limitations of the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Final Rule
Posted on 13 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By Jordana L. Mosten The provisional unlawful presence waiver will help immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who must leave the country to apply for permanent residency, Jordana L. Mosten, a Skadden Fellow at Public Counsel in Los Angeles and an attorney... Read More

Excerpts from the Aug. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: H-2A Sheepherder Reminder, More
Posted on 24 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

H-2A Sheepherder Reminder U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds workers in the sheepherding industry that the one-time accommodation giving them more time to transition to the three-year limitation-of-stay requirements for the H-2A nonimmigrant... Read More