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Daniel M. Kowalski
Sessions Overrules A-R-C-G-: Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 316 (A.G. 2018)

Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 316 (A.G. 2018) Headnotes: (1)Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 338 (BIA 2014) is overruled. That decision was wrongly decided and should not have been issued as a precedential decision. (2)An applicant seeking...

Daniel M. Kowalski
USCIS Completes Lottery for Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap

USCIS, June 11, 2018 - "On May 31, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began receiving H-2B petitions under the temporary final rule increasing the numerical limit, or cap, on H-2B nonimmigrant visas by up to 15,000 additional...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Sessions to Issue Asylum Decision Today (June 11, 2018)

USDOJ, June 11, 2018 - "...Today, exercising the responsibility given to me under the INA, I will be issuing a decision that restores sound principles of asylum and long standing principles of immigration law. We have not acted hastily, but carefully...

Daniel M. Kowalski
ICE Arrests Racially-Profiled American Citizen During Tenn. Worksite Raid

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, June 11, 2018 - "One morning in April, federal immigration agents swept into a meatpacking plant in this northeastern Tennessee manufacturing town, launching one of the biggest workplace raids since President Trump...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Rural Health Care Threatened by Green Card Backlog, Travel Ban

Parija Kavilanz, CNN Money, June 8, 2018 - "Dr. Raghuveer Kura is the only kidney specialist that the town of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, has had at its hospital for the past nine years. He sees nearly 3,000 patients, including 80 who need life-saving...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Immigration Court Backlog Jumps While Case Processing Slows: TRAC

TRAC, June 8, 2018 - "The Immigration Court's backlog keeps rising. As of the end of May 2018, the number of cases waiting decision reached an all-time high of 714,067. This compares with a court backlog of 542,411 cases at the end of January...