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U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide

"Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide . This guide is a new tool being made available to law enforcement officials to support investigations and prosecutions involving qualified immigrant victims of crime. Included...

Notice to Stakeholders Regarding H-2A Certifications - DOL, Oct. 21, 2013

"As a result of the unique perishable nature of agricultural commodities in the H-2A program, OFLC will temporarily (for a period not to exceed 30 days) implement the following mailing procedure: Upon certification of an H-2A application, the Chicago National Processing Center will send the...

David A. Isaacson: Certification of State Law Questions - A New Trend in Second Cir. Immigration Cases?

"In both February and May of this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit did something that it appears not to have done in an immigration case in more than fifteen years, and that is rare for other courts to do in such cases as well. In Nguyen v. Holder , on February 14, 2014, and...

DOL Expands Visa Protection for Trafficking Victims

"U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced that the labor department's Wage and Hour Division will begin to exercise its authority to certify applications for trafficking victims seeking "T" visas. The division will also certify "U" visa requests when it detects...

NYC to Provide U and T Visa Certifications

Office of the Mayor, NYC, Feb. 9, 2016 - "Today Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis announced that CCHR is now accepting requests for U and T visa certifications, making it the first and only anti-discrimination agency...