Immigration Law

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Are the Canadian and U.S. Refugee/Asylum Processes Really “Similar Enough”? How the New Refugee Bar in Bill C-97 Is Based on a Misunderstanding of U.S. Asylum Law
Posted on 17 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Isaacson, Apr. 17, 2019 "In a development decried by several refugee-serving and civil rights organizations , the Canadian government’s proposed budget bill, Bill C-97 , contains within it an amendment to the Immigration and Refugee... Read More

Anti-Trump Canadian Heading to Women's March Refused Entry to USA
Posted on 22 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBC Radio, Jan. 20, 2017 - "The first question that he asked point blank was, "Are you anti or pro-Trump? At that time, I just assumed that he was just trying to feel out our opinions and what we were doing. We all expressed that we were anti... Read More

Tags: march , Canada , Trump , border

News Excerpts From the April 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 1 Apr 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

ICE Announces Safeguards for Releases of Noncitizens with Convictions | On March 18, 2015, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it would implement additional safeguards prior to releasing noncitizens with criminal convictions from... Read More

Experts Address Canada-U.S. Immigration Trends at ABA Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.
Posted on 5 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lee Rawles, ABA Journal, Feb. 4, 2018 - "Panelist Margaret Stock of Cascadia Cross Border Law Group in Anchorage, Alaska , applauded the Canadians “for thinking about how to swipe our U.S.-educated workforce and put them to work for Canada... Read More

Expert: Will Congress Give USCIS Enough Authority to Run a 'Points' System?
Posted on 14 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Trump's push for 'merit-based' immigration may not deliver the benefits he expects - Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, Mar. 13, 2017 - "President Trump wants to reform the immigration system to favor foreigners who have special skills that... Read More

U.S. - Canada Border Intelligence
Posted on 24 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Think you know a lot about crossing from Canada? Think again. Greg Boos has the inside skinny, and he shares: July 2013 Beyond the Border Letter June 2012 CBP NAFTA Guide for TN and L Applicants Read More

Tags: Canada , cbp , boos , NAFTA , PACE , border

CBP Canadian TN Checklist
Posted on 10 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This list is intended as a guide to assist you in preparing for your application for admission into the United States pursuant to NAFT A (TN). The information listed below is intended to help you in meeting eligibility requirements as well as in... Read More

Tags: Canada , tn , cbp , checklist , NAFTA

Residency Rule Relaxed for Canadian NEXUS Applicants
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The United States and Canada are continuing to deliver on key commitments under the Beyond the Border Action Plan for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. Announced today and effective immediately, the Canada Border Services Agency lifted... Read More

Tags: Canada , cbp , Residency , nexus

U.S.-Canada Visa and Immigration Information-Sharing Agreement
Posted on 9 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson and the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney signed a U.S.-Canada Visa and Immigration Information-Sharing Agreement on December 13, 2012. This agreement will enable... Read More

CA9 Amicus Brief on Expedited Removal for Canadians
Posted on 17 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Boos writes: "As per the attached my Amicus Brief has been accepted in the expedited removal case before the 9th Circuit. A copy of the brief is attached. Please feel free to publish or distribute via e-media. Oral argument is set for August... Read More

How Would 'Merit-Based' Systems Change US Immigration?
Posted on 2 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Iaconangelo, CSM, Mar. 2, 2017 - "Points-based systems, as the models are generally known, seek to determine how useful a prospective immigrant is for the national economy, with points assigned to factors like education, profession, and linguistic... Read More

Visa Snafu Forces Teacher to Leave USA
Posted on 29 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[Nutshell: This man's work visa was approved and renewed five times. Nothing changed in the law or his qualifications. His sixth renewal was denied for no reason. Welcome to my world.] "Eight years ago, Canadian Jim Tibbatts received immigration... Read More

Tags: tibbatts , Canada , tn , visa , Kentucky