Immigration Law

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DACA Proposed Rule
Posted on 27 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 "On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The policy— which describes the Secretary... Read More

Advance Copy of Proposed Rule: Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers
Posted on 18 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/20/2021. "The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) (collectively, “the Departments”) are proposing... Read More

DHS Withdraws Proposed EAD, Biometrics Rules
Posted on 7 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 05/10/2021 - "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published on November 19, 2020. The NPRM proposed to revise... Read More

Tags: proposed rule , cbp , USCIS , DHS , ICE

EOIR Proposed Rule: Professional Conduct for Practitioners – Rules and Procedures, and Representation and Appearances
Posted on 29 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 190 / Wednesday, September 30, 2020 / Proposed Rules "This proposed rule would amend Department of Justice (“Department” or “DOJ”) regulations to allow practitioners to assist individuals... Read More

ICE Proposed Rule: Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media
Posted on 24 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 187 / Friday, September 25, 2020 / Proposed Rules Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign... Read More

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/26/2020 "The Department of Justice (“Department”) proposes to amend the regulations of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) regarding... Read More

USCIS Extends Comment Period for Fee Hike Proposal
Posted on 23 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/24/2020 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces the reopening and extension of the public comment period for the proposed rule titled “U.S. Citizenship... Read More

Round Table Speaks Out Against Expanded Asylum Bars
Posted on 21 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Public comment posted Jan. 19, 2020 [Note: as of noon, Mountain Time, Jan. 21, 2020, 247 comments had been filed.] "We are writing as members of the Round Table of Former Immigration Judges to express our strong opposition to the Department of... Read More

Proposed Asylum Rule: Bars and Procedures
Posted on 19 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2019 "The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (collectively, ‘‘the Departments’’) propose to amend their respective regulations governing... Read More

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

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