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Daniel M. Kowalski
USCIS 'Clarifies' Matter of Hughes re L-1 Affiliation, Proxy Votes

USCIS, Dec. 29, 2017* - "This policy memorandum (PM) clarifies the 1982 precedent decision, Matter of Hughes , by instructing officers that proxy votes must be irrevocable from the time of filing the L-1 petition through adjudication to establish...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Wa. State Sues Motel 6 for Turning Over Guest Lists to ICE

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Jan. 3, 2018 - "Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against national hotel chain Motel 6 for voluntarily providing guest lists to agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Daniel M. Kowalski
3 Former DHS Secretaries Urge Speed on DACA Legislation

Jan. 3, 2018 - "We write to you today as Congress considers legislation to allow certain young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the country as children, to be able to continue to live, work and contribute to our country. We write not only...

Daniel M. Kowalski
CA9 on Competence Evaluations: Calderon v. Sessions

Calderon v. Sessions, Jan. 3, 2018 - Court Staff Summary: "The panel granted Henri Calderon-Rodriguez’s petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision, concluding that the Board in two related ways abused its discretion...

Daniel M. Kowalski
The Race Is On For H-2B Visas

DOL, Jan. 3, 2018 - "The Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders about the high volume of applications received requesting...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts

Justin Elliott, ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2017 - "The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use...