Immigration Law

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New DHS Guidance on Prosecutorial Discretion for Labor Disputes: NILC FAQ
Posted on 18 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Jan. 2023 "... The following FAQ explains both the January 13, 2023, DHS guidance as well as the processes outlined by labor agencies for workers to request their support in seeking prosecutorial discretion from DHS. ..." Read More

Trump to Terminate Military 'Parole in Place' Program
Posted on 27 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Franco Ordoñez, NPR, June 27, 2019 "The Trump administration wants to scale back a program that protects undocumented family members of active duty troops from being deported, according to attorneys familiar with those plans. The attorneys... Read More

ICE to Remove Roadblock in Green Card Case for Spouse of Special Forces Vet
Posted on 2 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News, Mar. 2, 2018 - "The Department of Homeland Security is offering to drop the deportation proceedings against the wife of a Special Forces veteran, the veteran's attorney said Friday. Elia Crawford, wife of retired Sgt... Read More

PIP ('Parole-in-Place') Practice Pointer
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Practice Pointer: Understanding the November 15, 2013 Policy Memorandum on Parole of Certain Military Family Members - AILA Military Assistance Program Task Force, Dec. 10, 2013 . The Nov. 15, 2013 USCIS Memo is here . A short video with expert... Read More

Arizona Will Issue Driver Licenses to PIPers
Posted on 24 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"State officials are going to grant driver’s licenses to some people not in the country legally even as Arizona continues to deny the same privilege to “dreamers.” The Department of Transportation has decided that those granted... Read More

Complex Parole-in-Place Lawsuit Filed in Saipan
Posted on 21 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A private company and an alien worker, who is the mother of twin U.S. citizen girls born on Saipan, have filed a lawsuit in federal court against federal officials for denying her petition for CW-1 permit and request for parole-in-place. KB Enterprises... Read More

New Immigration Hope For Military Dependents, But Enlistment Hurdles Remain
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Kathleen Welker, a spokeswoman for the Army Recruiting Command, confirmed the Army enlistment policy bars applicants who have spouses or children who are in the country illegally. The latest legal opinion from the command was formulated in 2010... Read More

DHS Clarifies Immigration Benefits for Family Members of Selected Reserve and Veterans
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On November 15, 2013, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sub-agency that administers immigration benefits, announced a new national “parole in place”... Read More

New immigration policy may keep Marine vet, family together
Posted on 28 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alejandra counts her blessings. In addition to having the house, a beautiful family and a good job, she has something that can never be taken away: the unbelievable generosity of a high-school teacher who kept her in school and, eventually, pushed... Read More

Parole in Place: The Secret Sauce for Administrative Immigration Reform
Posted on 18 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The extension of PIP to the families of current or former military service men and women is a proper recognition of their contribution to the nation and an attempt to benefit those who have given so much to the rest of us. While such logic is compelling... Read More

Immigration Reform by Administrative Action: Two Aces Up the President's Sleeve
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Not counting family members and expanding parole in place can be a potent combination for nearing comprehensive immigration reform administratively in the face of Congressional inaction. The waits in the EB and FB preferences will disappear, and... Read More

Parole in Place: A Simple Fix
Posted on 19 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the face of a recalcitrant Congress that continues to stall the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, the New York Legal Assistance Group strongly supports all actions on the part of the Obama administration that can bring relief to deserving... Read More

Immigrants Closely Tied to Military Get Reprieve
Posted on 17 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama administration issued a new policy on Friday that will allow immigrants in the United States illegally who are close relatives of active military troops and veterans to stay and move toward becoming permanent residents. The long-awaited... Read More

White House Immigration Order Sows Confusion For Military Families
Posted on 1 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USA Today Editorial Board, Feb. 28, 2017 - "Denise Leon is a native of Mexico who lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Her husband is overseas, serving in the U.S. military in a remote location. Last fall, Leon signed up for a program called... Read More

Parole-in-Place: The Immigration PIPsqueak That Could Help Solve the Biggest Obstacle to Comprehensive Reform
Posted on 18 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"PIPsqueaking for the undocumented is a low-decibel measure that would position the undocumented to qualify for green cards through adjustment of status in the future under any of the otherwise available family- or employment-based immigrant visa... Read More