Immigration Law

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Expert: Programs to Help Afghan Allies "Overwhelmed" Due to Trump Cuts
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Feb. 16, 2022 "Thousands of Afghan allies who narrowly missed being evacuated, and who have been living in hiding in Afghanistan or illegally in neighboring countries, have counted on a program known as humanitarian... Read More

Unleashing International Entrepreneurs to Help U.S. Economy Recover from Pandemic
Posted on 20 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dan Berger, Steve Yale-Loehr, Doug Rand, Leon Rodriguez, Lindsay Milliken, Kelli Duehning, Megan Kludt, Jeff Goldman, and Michael Serotte, May 20, 2021 "In 2014, then-Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson issued a memo... Read More

Expert: Houston Chef Hits Trump's "Invisible Wall"
Posted on 8 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2021 "Every day Chef Sanjay Kumar Kashyap whipped up 30 fresh recipes for a vegetarian Thali-style Indian restaurant in southwest Houston. In a month, he prepared a whopping 900 different curries, dals... Read More

Expert: Lack of Visa Extensions 'Causing Havoc'
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, Times of India, Mar. 31, 2020 " Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School , said that unlike other countries and despite pleas by US companies and others, the US immigration agency so far has... Read More

Expert: Lawsuit Could Force USCIS to Repay $350M in Visa Fees
Posted on 28 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnis, TNN, Jan. 28, 2020 "A lawsuit has been filed in a US court against the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) alleging that the agency unlawfully charged US tech companies a total of $350 million for a change of status... Read More

Experts: Will the AAO Resist Trump on Erroneous H-1B Denials?
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sinduja Rangarajan, Mother Jones, Oct. 17, 2019 "Since 2017, as part of its efforts to “hire American,” the Trump administration has been aggressively denying applications for H-1B visas. Yet a record number of those denials have been... Read More

Tags: AAO , H-1B , USCIS , expert , yale-loehr

Expert: Focus on USCIS H-1B Policy, Not Trump's Tweets
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Jan. 14, 2019 - "On January 11, 2019, Donald Trump surprised the business and policy community by announcing via Twitter that positive “changes are coming soon” for H-1B visa holders. What does this announcement... Read More

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr on Potential Student Visa Rule
Posted on 18 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, IHE, Oct. 18, 2018 - "The Trump administration published notice on Wednesday that it intends to propose a new rule in fall 2019 establishing a maximum period of authorized stay for international students and other holders of certain... Read More

Expert: USCIS Crackdown on H-1B Visas 'Ultimately Hurts U.S. Workers'
Posted on 16 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ethan Baron, Bay Area News Group, Aug. 16, 2018 - "A crackdown on the controversial H-1B visa intended for skilled workers has struck Indian citizens harder than other foreign nationals, with federal officials hitting them with more visa denials... Read More

Expert: USCIS, Under Trump, Makes H-1B Visas Harder to Get
Posted on 26 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shilpa Phadnisi, Times of India, Dec. 25, 2017 - "In further bad news for Indian professionals looking to work in the US, the Department of Homeland Security is readying a proposal that will make getting an H-1B tougher. It is looking to impose stringent... Read More

Expert: Grassley/Cissna Letters "Exhibit an Overall Anti-Immigrant View"
Posted on 25 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica, May 23, 2017 - "Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump’s nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years... Read More

Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest 'Low Hanging Fruit'
Posted on 2 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Simon Montlake, CSMonitor, June 1, 2018 - "Immigrants married to US citizens who petition for them to stay present an easy target since they have declared themselves to US immigration services. Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for... Read More

Expert: 'Unprecedented' Arrest of Asylum Applicant at Miami USCIS Interview
Posted on 14 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicholas Kulish, NYT, June 13, 2017 - "Marco Coello, then a skinny 18-­year-­old high school student, was grabbed by plainclothes agents of the Venezuelan security services as he joined a 2014 demonstration against the government in Caracas... Read More

Expert: H-1B Compliance Reviews, Site Visits Likely to Increase
Posted on 5 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg BNA, June 1, 2017 - "The USCIS will continue the increased site visits to see that employers comply with H-1B rules, Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School , told Bloomberg BNA... Read More