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Foreign Workers' Spouses Often Stuck in Limbo
Posted on 6 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

"Looking back now, Pallavi Dua admits she wasn’t prepared for the frustration of being surrounded by jobs for which she easily qualified but which were off-limits to her under U.S. immigration laws. The wife of a Microsoft software engineer... Read More

Bad Timing, Alberto: BIA Confirms Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses after U.S. v. Windsor
Posted on 22 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, along with an immigration attorney, David Strange, published an Op Ed in the New York Times entitled What the Court Didn’t Say on July 17, 2013. They muddy the waters by contending that despite the... Read More

Controversy Over Spouses Of Tech-Savvy Immigrants Working In US
Posted on 9 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What does the new plan mean for the tech industry and the economy? Host Michel Martin speaks with immigration law professor Laura Murray-Tjan and Vinny Lingham, entrepreneur and immigrant from South Africa." - NPR, May 9, 2014 . Read More

212(e) Guidance for J-2 spouse of J-1 MAVNI - USCIS
Posted on 9 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS HQ Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2015 11:36 AM Subject: Guidance for J2 spouse of J1 MAVNI Good Morning, USCIS Field Office Directorate (FOD), Citizenship Branch, has shared the following guidance with its field offices. Please disseminate... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges EADs for H-4 Spouses
Posted on 25 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A group representing former Southern California Edison Co. computer workers launched a suit in Washington, D.C., federal court Thursday challenging a U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation that authorizes certain H-1B dependent spouses... Read More

Tags: ead , h-4 , save jobs , lawsuit , spouse

J-2 spouse AOS victory!
Posted on 3 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In a decision dated November 30, 2011, A#: 200984146/LIN1190536914, the Nebraska Service Center found that a former J-2, who had never held J-1 status, who was covered by the former J-1’s Conrad State 30 can adjust status independently of the... Read More

Tags: j-2 , aos , spouse

CISOMB Recommendations: Employment Eligibility for Derivatives of Conrad State 30 Physician Program
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Impact on the Public International medical graduates in the United States make important contributions in clinical care in underserved areas, as well as research and teaching. These recommendations, issued by the Citizenship and Immigration Services... Read More

Advance Copy of Proposed Rule: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses
Posted on 9 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security proposes to extend the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants. The extension would be limited to H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants... Read More

DHS: Implementation of Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: “After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments... Read More

USCIS Policy Memo on VAWA Authorized EADs
Posted on 10 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 8, 2016 - "This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers regarding the amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that expands eligibility for employment authorization... Read More