Immigration Law

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President Signs 'Border Bill' Into Law
Posted on 16 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Feb. 15, 2019 "On Friday, February 15, 2019, the President signed into law: H.J.Res. 31, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019,” Divisions A through G of the enrolled bill provide full-year funding for fiscal year... Read More

Tags: shutdown , Trump , border

Government shutdown claims immigration judge paychecks as morale hits "historic low"
Posted on 23 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate Smith, CBS News, Jan. 23, 2019 "The nation's roughly 400 immigration judges are getting hit hard by the government shutdown: They're about to miss their second paycheck. About three-quarters have been furloughed and unable to work... Read More

Trump 'Compromise' Bill Exposed as Sham, Loaded with Poison Pills
Posted on 22 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Sargent, Washington Post, Jan. 22, 2019 "President Trump and his allies have spent days talking up the idea that his new proposal to reopen the government constitutes a “compromise.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky... Read More

Tags: shutdown , Trump , border

Cancelled Immigration Court Hearings Grow as Shutdown Continues
Posted on 15 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Jan. 14, 2019 "Since the beginning of the federal government shutdown, most Immigration Court hearings have been cancelled . As of January 11, the estimated number of cancellations reached 42,726. Each week the shutdown continues, cancelled... Read More

NAIJ Urges Congress to End Government Shutdown
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On January 9, 2019, the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, A. Ashley Tabaddor, sent this letter to all U.S. senators and representatives. She stated: "There is currently a backlog of more than 800,000 pending immigration... Read More

How the Government Shutdown Affected E-Verify
Posted on 17 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 10/17/2013 10:28 AM EDT: "E-Verify has resumed operations following the federal government shutdown. All E-Verify features and services are now available. The following information... Read More

The E-Verify Shutdown: What Does It Mean For Employers and Employees?
Posted on 9 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS posted this message on October 1, 2013: "E-Verify is currently unavailable due to a government shutdown. While E-Verify is unavailable, you will not be able to access your E-Verify account. As a result, you will be unable to: Enroll any... Read More

AP FOIA Reveals Govt. Shutdown Delayed 37,000 Immigration Cases
Posted on 22 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards. While the U.S. immigration courts are now running as usual... Read More

EOIR, OALJ Shutdown Information
Posted on 2 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR Shutdown Information - "Immigration courts nationwide are continuing to adjudicate detained cases. Court functions that support the detained caseload will continue, but other functions are suspended. For specific information about a particular... Read More

Tags: OALJ , eoir , shutdown

EOIR Shutdown Information
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration courts nationwide are continuing to adjudicate detained cases. Court functions that support the detained caseload will continue, but other functions are suspended. For specific information about a particular court, please see below.... Read More

Tags: eoir , shutdown

OFLC Stakeholder Notice regarding handling of applications and responses after government shutdown
Posted on 4 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"OFLC appreciates the challenges the regulated community has experienced as a result of the lapse in appropriations, which resulted in the cessation of the operation of OFLC's electronic systems, and further resulted in a backlog of documents... Read More

Tags: perm , oflc , shutdown , H-2B

USCIS: Important Information on Form I-129 H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B Petitions
Posted on 20 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request was due to the government shutdown, USCIS will consider the government shutdown... Read More

EOIR Announces Changes Due to the Lapse in Federal Government Funding
Posted on 25 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"During the period of October 1-16, 2013, the Executive Office for Immigration Review was operating in a limited capacity due to the lapse in government funding. Immigration courts nationwide continued to adjudicate detained cases but all other... Read More

Tags: funding , bia , eoir , shutdown