Immigration Law

Recent Posts

State Dept. to review J-1 Summer Work Travel visa program
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered an "extensive and thorough review" of a foreign exchange program that has been used by U.S. businesses as a source of cheap labor and exploited by criminals to import women to... Read More

State Department Revises Foreign Student Job Program After Abuse Complaints
Posted on 5 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The State Department, responding to a wave of complaints from foreign students about abuses under a summer cultural exchange program, issued new rules on Friday significantly revising the types of jobs the students can do, prohibiting them... Read More

State Department Removes Company From J-1 Summer Work Program
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Signaling a sharp change of course in the country’s largest international cultural exchange program, the State Department has banned a leading sponsor company from bringing foreign students to the United States for summer jobs and will... Read More

DOS Interim Final Rule with Request for Comment: Exchange Visitor Program – Summer Work Travel
Posted on 11 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of State (Department) published an initial interim final rule with request for comment on April 26, 2011) (2011 IFR) to amend the regulatory requirements of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. In this... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Interim Final Rule with Request for Comment: Exchange Visitor Program – Summer Work Travel
Posted on 10 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of State (Department) published an initial interim final rule with request for comment on April 26, 2011) (2011 IFR) to amend the regulatory requirements of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. In this... Read More

Advance copy of DOS notice: Cap on Current Participant Levels and Moratorium on New Sponsor Applications for Summer Work Travel Program
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Effective January 1, 2012, the Department is restricting the size of the Exchange Visitor Program (J-1visa) category of Summer Work Travel to 2011 actual participant levels. The Department is also announcing, effective immediately, a moratorium... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Correction to Summer Work Travel IFR
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This document contains minor corrections to the Exchange Visitor Program – Summer Work Travel interim final rule published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2012. In the interim final rule the facsimile number (under the contact section)... Read More

DOS Proposed Rule: Summer Work Travel - Exchange Visitor Program
Posted on 12 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 - "The U.S. Department of State (Department) proposes to amend existing regulations to provide new program requirements for the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Interim Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program – Summer Work Travel
Posted on 4 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of State (Department) published an initial interim final rule with request for comment on April 26, 2011 (see 76 Fed. Reg. 23177)(2011 IFR) to amend the regulatory requirements of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor... Read More

DOS Notice: Cap on Current Participant Levels and Moratorium on New Sponsor Applications for Summer Work Travel Program
Posted on 5 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Effective January 1, 2012, the Department is restricting the size of the Exchange Visitor Program (J–1visa) category of Summer Work Travel to 2011 actual participant levels. The Department is also announcing, effective immediately, a moratorium... Read More