Immigration Law

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Cissna Signals Attack on H-4 EADs
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Apr. 4, 2018 letter to Sen. Grassley - "'[O]ur plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorization, thereby reversing the 2015 final rule that granted such... Read More

Tags: ead , Grassley , h-4 , spouses , cissna , USCIS

Expert: Recision of H-4 EAD Regulation Could Take Months
Posted on 30 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carol Kuruvilla, HuffPo, May 30, 2018 - "[T]he Obama administration allowed H-4 visa holders whose spouses were already approved permanent residents to apply for a temporary employment authorization document, known as the H-4 EAD . Over 100,000 H... Read More

Expert: Broken Immigration System Hurts Employers, Families
Posted on 6 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Apr. 6, 2018 - "Ms. Jalakam and thousands of other spouses of skilled workers have been told that their special work permits — authorization that can mean the difference between struggling and thriving in their... Read More

DHS to Roll Out New Regs to Benefit Some H-1B Spouses and Skilled Workers
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the publication of two proposed rules, including a rule to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers, and a proposal to enhance opportunities for certain groups... Read More

USCIS Proposed Rule: Employment Authorization for Certain H–4 Dependent Spouses
Posted on 12 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... Read More

Work Authorization for H-4 Spouses: The Experience Thus Far - Michelle S. Velasco
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michelle S. Velasco, Oct. 13, 2015 - "H-4 EAD applicants must be diligent in obtaining evidence of their eligibility and be aware of timing concerns. For eligible applicants, this opportunity to obtain authorization for employment is welcome news... Read More

Tags: ead , h-4 , mehta , spouses , velasco

Coming: Work Authorization for H-4 Spouses
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make the United States more attractive to talented foreign entrepreneurs and other high-skill immigrants who will contribute substantially to the U.S. economy... Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces [and more]
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole on... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta - Preserving H-1B Extensions for Spouses; Freezing CSPA Ages
Posted on 31 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Jan. 30, 2016 - " The purpose of this blog is to draw attention to two little know legal concepts, which must either be preserved or introduced through the proposed rule entitled Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers... Read More

Tags: cspa , mehta , spouses , H-1B

Pentagon Reviewing Enlistment Policies on 'Mixed Families'
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Pentagon says it is taking another look at U.S. military enlistment policies that bar applicants with spouses or children living illegally in the U.S. Both the Marine Corps and Navy follow those policies. Army and Air Force officials say they... Read More

Rights and Protections for Foreign-Citizen Fiancé(e)s and Spouses of U.S. Citizens and Spouses of Lawful Permanent Residents
Posted on 17 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If you are immigrating to the United States to live permanently, following U.S. immigration laws, we welcome you. We understand you may not be familiar with laws in this country. We want you to know, under all circumstances, domestic violence, sexual... Read More

Work Authorization for Some H-4 Spouses Liberates Them from the Tyranny of Priority Dates: Gary Endelman & Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 12 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The proposed rule provides that an H-4 spouse may apply for employment authorization if the principal H-1B spouse is the beneficiary of an approved I-140 immigrant petition; or, if the H-1B spouse been granted an extension of beyond the 6-year limitation... Read More