Immigration Law

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Pub. Update - Immigration Law & Procedure (April 2016)
Posted on 2 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to the Highlights from the April 2016 release of updates to ILP. Immigration Law and Procedure is a 21-Volume "Bible'' of immigration law that has been cited in over 450 federal court decisions in cases from across the U.S... Read More

Pub. Update: Immigration Law & Procedure (Sept. 2015)
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Release 150, Sept. 2015 . Not yet a subscriber? Immigration Law and Procedure is the 21-Volume "Bible'' of immigration law that has been cited in over 450 federal court decisions in cases from across the U.S. circuit courts of appeals, federal... Read More

Immigration Dreaming in California: Assembly Bill 263 Will Bring Nightmares to the State's Employers
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Section 4 of Assembly Bill 263, effective January 1, 2014, adds this new provision (Section 1024.6) to the state's Labor Code: 1024.6. An employer may not discharge an employee or in any manner discriminate, retaliate, or take any adverse... Read More

Update on New and Novel PSGS: USCIS, Apr. 15, 2015
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A Washington Times article references a 27-page document on the 'particular social group' (PSG) aspect of asylum adjudications, discussed during an April 23, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing . The document, dated April 15, 2015 and entitled... Read More

IRAC Releases February 2016 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 19 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IRAC, Feb. 18, 2016 - "The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2016 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions, which now contains decisions issued through February 8, 2016. ... Read More

Tags: update , wingrad , irac , index

FAM Update re H-2B Returning Worker Exemption (Mar. 7, 2016)
Posted on 9 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UNCLASSIFED 16 STATE 23732 Mar 7, 2016 SUBJECT: Updates to 9 FAM 402.10-4(E) - Guidance on Implementing the H-2B Returning Worker Program SUMMARY. On December 22, 2015, Congress included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year... Read More

New Streamlined Process for Submitting Information Used in USCIS VIBE
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New Streamlined Process for Submitting Information Used in USCIS VIBE "The independent information provider (IIP) for USCIS's Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) program has launched a new streamlined online process... Read More

IRAC Releases October 2015 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 22 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IRAC, Oct. 22, 2015 - "The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2015 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions , which now contains decisions issued through October 14, 2015. ... Read More

USCIS Policy Manual Technical Update: Clarifying Designated Periods of Hostilities for Naturalization under INA 329 (December 13, 2016)
Posted on 16 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 13, 2016 - This technical update clarifies that, for purposes of naturalization under INA 329, the current period designated by Presidential Executive Order 13269 (July 3, 2002), as a period in which the U.S. armed forces are considered to... Read More

IRAC Releases March 2016 Update to Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 20 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IRAC, Mar. 17, 2016 - "The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC, is pleased to release the most recent update to the 2016 edition of the Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions , which now contains decisions issued through March 10, 2016. ... Read More

Tags: update , winograd , irac , index

USCIS Policy Manual Update: False Claim to U.S. Citizenship Ground of Inadmissibility (Dec. 14, 2016)
Posted on 14 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 14, 2016 - "Policy Highlights • Describes the difference between inadmissibility for a false claim to U.S. citizenship and inadmissibility for fraud and willful misrepresentation. • Explains what constitutes a false claim... Read More

May 2015 Publication Update: Immigration Law & Procedure
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Release 148, May 2015, includes important updates to Immigration Law and Procedure in both the analytical chapters (Volumes 1 to 8) and in the supporting Primary Source materials. Details here . Read More

USCIS Updates Form I-485, Supplements
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stakeholder email from USCIS, Nov. 6, 2015: "USCIS recently published an update to the following forms and supplements: Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status... Read More

Tags: i-485 , update , forms , USCIS

USCIS Form Updates: I-824; I-817
Posted on 11 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 2015 Update to Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition . New edition dated 10/21/15. (Starting 02/08/16, USCIS will only accept the 10/21/15 edition. Until then, you can use the 09/30/13 edition). ... Read More

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Pub. Update: Immigration Law & Procedure
Posted on 19 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

If you subscribe to the Treatise, a.k.a. 'the Bible of immigration law,' Immigration Law and Procedure , you just received an update. Highlights here . Read More