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Real Reform Starts With More Visas: Daniel M. Kowalski

"We need a surge of green card visa numbers on the front end, right now, to wipe out the backlog of thousands of family members and potential employees who have been waiting in line patiently for years. And to eliminate a future buildup of another undocumented immigrant population, we need many...

Initial Reactions to Executive Actions on Immigration

"No mention, in the President's speech, of releasing the mothers and children from Artesia, from Karnes City, from Dilley, from Berks County. If "felons, not families" is to have meaning, close those jails and release those refugees. Is this action illegal? Of course not, but Republicans...

Podcast: Stephen Yale-Loehr on Immigration Executive Action

"Since President Obama’s speech on immigration and immigration policy in November, there have been wide-spread rumors and reports about what the [executive action] actually means. In this podcast, Dan Kowalski , editor of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin , and Stephen Yale-Loehr , co-author...

Attempts to Dupe Immigration Agents on the Rise...If You Trust CBP's Numbers

"Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants gamble their fate with human smugglers or deadly rides atop freight trains to enter Texas. Tens of thousands of others instead try a more brazen approach: handing fake documents to federal agents at ports of entry. The number of people turned away...

Highly Skilled Immigrant Spouses Can Soon Work In U.S.

"When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration rules barred her from working. Over six years...

15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship - IJJ

"Fifteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on the educational, economic and social issues faced by immigrant children and their families. The Institute for Justice & Journalism is conducting its annual fellowship training program at Georgia State University in Atlanta,...

9th Circuit Decision an 'Important Step' for Mexican Torture Victims

"A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it is neither the responsibility...

Your Editor On The Road Today, Wed., Apr. 8, 2015

Teaching 'Immigration Law 101' to fifteen top journalists at: http://justicejournalism.org/events/journalism-fellowship-2015/ ... so posting may be light until tomorrow... Follow @IJJNews on Twitter, #IJJ15

New H-2B Regs Hold Some Hurdles For Small Businesses

"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor released new H-2B visa regulations Tuesday after previous versions were struck down by a federal judge, and attorneys say small changes to the regulations could make the program less accessible to small businesses. In a joint...

Landscaping Groups Sue Over New H-2B Regulations - Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 2, 2015 - "Several landscape businesses and groups launched a suit in Florida federal court Monday challenging brand-new regulations for the H-2B program issued by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying the new rules are harming...

Law360 Announces 2015 Immigration Editorial Advisory Board, Including Daniel M. Kowalski, Editor-in-Chief of Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Law360 Announces 2015 Immigration Editorial Advisory Board Law360, New York (June 19, 2015, 4:45 PM ET) -- Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2015 immigration editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's coverage and to...

Your Editor On the Road, Moving to Colorado!

Posting to www.bibdaily.com may be light and/or delayed for a few days. I'm moving from Austin, returning to my native Colorado, zip 80540. Please bear with me as I pack and unpack boxes. (Have laptop, tablet and smartphone, will relocate!) - Daniel M. Kowalski

Your Editor on Brief Forced Internet Holiday

As some of you know, your Editor has opened a branch office of The Fowler Law Firm in the Front Range of Colorado. But getting the interwebs to work on both ends takes time. (We can put a man on the moon, but...) I hope to be back to full posting speed by Monday, July 6, 2015. Meanwhile, my 'office'...

Kowalski Added to WorkSmart Partners Compliance Team

July 22, 2015 - Denver WorkSmart Partners founder Mary McClatchey has added Daniel M. Kowalski as a Strategic Partner for I-9 compliance matters. After a fifteen-year judicial career, Mary McClatchey, J.D., founded WorkSmart Partners to provide state-of-the-art compliance programs, while teaching...

Kowalski: "Humans Are Not Robots"

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Dec. 8, 2015 - "Immigration experts and lawyers who handle K-1 visa clients say that, in their experience, it’s not an easy process to exploit. ... “The applicant for a K-1 visa has to undergo very thorough security checks,” Daniel M. Kowalski, an immigration...

Visas For Musicians? Plan Ahead, Not on Rock & Roll Time

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Feb. 22, 2016 - "One of the most important things a musician seeking a visa can do is to allow plenty of time for gathering support materials, according to Daniel Kowalski, an attorney with the Fowler Law Firm and editor of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin . “If...

18 Journalists Selected for Fellowship on Immigrant Children and Education - IJJ

Institute for Justice & Journalism, Feb. 29, 2016 - "Eighteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on how schools throughout the country are responding to the growing number of immigrant children in their classrooms. The Institute for Justice & Journalism is conducting...

Your Editor Presenting at SXSW - The Real Book on Immigration for Musicians

Austin, Texas, Mar. 17, 2016 - Light posting today because I'm on a quick trip to Austin to join Linda Rose at our SXSW panel, " The Real Book on Immigration for Musicians ".

Your Editor on the Road to Atlanta for IJJ 2016

Posting to www.bibdaily.com may be light on Wednesday as I will be en route to Atlanta to present at the 2016 IJJ Journalism Fellowship .

Change of Venue for Your Editor

April 4, 2016, Colorado Dear Friends and Colleagues, As of this date I am very pleased to announce that I have officially returned to my natal state of Colorado and re-joined the Allott Immigration Law Firm , www.allott.com , where I began my immigration law career 31 years ago. New contact info...

Editor's Corner: Can OFLC Overrule BALCA by FAQ? (On the Meaning of H-2B 'Worksite')

Daniel M. Kowalski, Oct. 5, 2016 - "On April 15, 2016, BALCA held that for H-2B visa truckers, "[t]here is only one opening for full-time employment and it is where the trucking terminal is located. There is no “job opportunity” or opening for employment at the delivery location...

Editor's Corner: Thank You, Readers!

Daniel M. Kowalski, Dec. 31, 2016 - Twenty years ago, I had just moved to Seattle and was looking for work. Nadine Wettstein gave me a telephone call and offered me a job editing Bender's Immigration Bulletin . I accepted and am still in her debt. Since then, the subscription BIB has evolved and...

Sanctuary Activists Risk Criminal Conviction - Kowalski

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Jan. 17, 2017 - "Today's sanctuary movement is essentially a resurgence of a modern-day underground railroad that fanned out from southern Arizona decades ago. It became prominent in the 1980s as Central Americans fled wars in their homelands. During...

Kowalski Named to 2017 Law360 Immigration Editorial Advisory Board

Law360, Feb. 27, 2017 - "Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2017 Immigration editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's coverage and to gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage. The members...

Why Don't They Come Legally? The Answer May Surprise You - Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, special to the Austin American-Statesman, Mar. 14, 2017 - "“Why don’t they come in here legally?” It’s the complaint we hear all the time about the nation’s estimated 11.1 million people living in the country illegally. Usually the question is followed...