Immigration Law

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Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Asylum Work Permit Policies: Garcia Perez v. USCIS
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILA, NWIRP, June 9, 2022 "Today, five asylum applicants filed a national class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) challenging policies and practices that... Read More

Crippling USCIS Work Permit Backlog Hurts Everyone
Posted on 17 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Vox, Feb. 16, 2022 "Amid nationwide labor shortages in critical industries, more than a million immigrants are waiting on the US government to issue them work permits. Without these permits, many could lose their jobs, and some already... Read More

Major Settlement Changes How USCIS Adjudicates Work Permits for Nonimmigrant Spouses: AILA
Posted on 10 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Nov. 10, 2021 "The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its litigation partners Wasden Banias and Steven Brown, celebrate the historic settlement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas... Read More

Repealing H-4 Visa Work Authorization: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Posted on 20 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ike Brannon, Senior Fellow, Jack Kemp Foundation, and M. Kevin McGee, Professor Emeritus, UW Oshkosh, March 4, 2019 "In 2015 the Obama Administration authorized temporary work permits for the spouses of H-1B visa holders who were awaiting green... Read More

DHS to Grant Reprieve, Work Permits to DREAMers
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"President Barack Obama said Friday that his administration would let many young [unauthorized] immigrants legally live and work in the U.S., sidestepping Congress after years of stalemate over the nation's immigration policy. The Obama... Read More

Economic Benefits of Granting Deferred Action to DREAMers
Posted on 23 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Some worry that giving work permits to thousands of DREAMers will make a depressed job market even worse. Wrong. Here's why : The President’s deferred action initiative: gives beneficiaries the opportunity to increase their standard... Read More

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

Small Employers Welcome Work Permits for DREAMers
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Small businesses long resisted efforts to shift the responsibility for policing immigrants onto employers. Verifying the legal status of new hires is a costly, burdensome distraction, one that's best left to immigration officials, they have... Read More