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H-1B Proposed Rule (Sept. 4, 2019)
Posted on 4 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2019 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations to require petitioners seeking to file H–1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each... Read More

Proposed H-1B Rule (USCIS, Federal Register, Dec. 3, 2018)
Posted on 2 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2018 - "The Department of Homeland Security (‘‘DHS’’ or ‘‘the Department’’) is proposing to amend its regulations governing petitions filed... Read More

ICE Proposes to Raise Student Visa Fees
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to individuals and organizations. DHS proposes to raise the... Read More

Draft Rule Would Raise 'Public Charge' Bar
Posted on 9 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters, Feb. 9, 2018 - "The Trump administration is considering making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to get permanent residency if they or their American-born children use public benefits such as food assistance... Read More

State Department Proposed Rule on Passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad
Posted on 14 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 - "This proposed rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The proposed rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Proposed Rule on Passports, CRBAs
Posted on 13 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/14/2017 - "This proposed rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules. The proposed rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation... Read More

Cissna Mulls Changes to 'Public Charge' Regs; "We’re Going to Follow [Trump's] Directives"
Posted on 28 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NI ck Miroff, Washington Post, Mar. 28, 2017 - "Immigrants who accept almost any form of welfare or public benefit, even popular tax deductions, could be denied legal U.S. residency under a proposal awaiting approval by the Trump administration,... Read More

Advance Copy of State Department Intercountry Adoptions Proposed Rule
Posted on 7 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/08/2016 - "The Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend requirements for accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services in intercountry... Read More

USCIS Proposes to Raise Fees 21% (Will We See a 21% Improvement in Service?)
Posted on 3 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 86 / Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Proposed Rule: Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers
Posted on 30 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/31/2015 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations related to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The... Read More

Entrepreneur Parole Proposed Rule Published in Federal Register
Posted on 31 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - " The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority to increase and... Read More

Advance Copy of DHS Proposed STEM OPT Expansion, Improvement
Posted on 16 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/19/2015 - Improving and Expanding Training Opportunities for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students with STEM Degrees and Cap-Gap Relief for All Eligible F-1 Students ICE Media Release, Oct... Read More

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USCIS Proposed Rule: Retention of EB–1, EB–2, and EB–3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers
Posted on 31 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations related to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The proposed amendments... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Proposed Rule: Parole for Entrepreneurs (Pub. Date Aug. 31, 2016)
Posted on 26 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/31/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority... Read More

Angelo A. Paparelli: Venture Capitalists and Immigration Proponents Likely Disappointed by USCIS Proposed Entrepreneurial Parolee Rule
Posted on 29 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, Aug. 26, 2016 - "Venture capitalists and foreign entrepreneurs — who have waited since November 2014 to see how USCIS would articulate President Obama’s Executive Action announcing a proposed rule — are likely... Read More