Immigration Law

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2013 OCAHO I-9 Penalty Trends: Bruce E. Buchanan
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The first thing that stands out about 2013 decisions from the Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) is that there was a major uptick in the number of substantive decisions – 30, up from 11 in 2012." - Bruce E. Buchanan... Read More

2014 Form I-9 Penalty Trends from OCAHO Decisions - Bruce Buchanan
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2014, there were significantly fewer decisions issued by Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) related to potential I-9 violations than in 2013. There were only 17 decisions in 2014 while there were 30 decisions in 2013. (A few... Read More

Tags: trends , buchanan , ocaho , I-9

Immigration Trends to Watch in 2013 – Part 2
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" In Part 1 , I looked at the Employment Based trends to watch in 2013, including the H-1B Cap, EB-2 and EB-3 backlogs as well as the possibility of backlogs in EB-5. With the unemployment rate ticking slowly down and signs of life returning to the... Read More

2012 OCAHO Decisions – Trends Every Employer Should Know
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2012, the Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued 21 decisions. Of the 21 decisions, 11 were substantive decisions concerning alleged violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), six decisions involved Office... Read More

Tags: trends , 2012 , buchanan , ocaho

Oct. 16th MPI Event - The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET Where: MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 Speakers: Marc Rosenblum , Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program... Read More

Surprising Variability in Immigration Detainer Trends by Gender, Nationality: TRAC
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Very recent government data reveal that while the number of detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials has dropped by nearly a quarter (23 percent) since fiscal year 2012, there are striking differences in the trends... Read More

Tags: trends , detainers , report , TRAC , ICE

The U.S. Deportation System: Trends from a Decade of Data - MPI Event, Oct. 16, 2014
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET "The United States has formally removed 3.7 million noncitizens since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in 2003, a record pace of deportations. An examination of... Read More

U.S. Immigration Policy: Chart Book of Key Trends
Posted on 31 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This report is a chart book of selected immigration trends that touch on the main elements of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). Most policymakers agree that the main issues in CIR include increased border security and immigration enforcement... Read More

Tags: trends , wasem , chart , crs , cir