LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
Federal Register: TRIG Memo for KLA

"This determination is based on an assessment related to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States as they apply to the particular persons described herein and shall not have any application with respect to other persons or to other provisions of U.S. law. Dated: July...

CA7 (Posner) Slaps BIA, IJ: Smykiene v. Holder

Ira Azulay writes: "Kudos to Shannon Shepherd, Judd Azulay & Helen Harnett for this awesome decision reminding the government attorneys, along with the BIA and the IJ, that notice is only valid if received, not if it's sent." - Smykiene v. Holder, Feb. 13, 2013 .

Advance Copy of CBP Notice: Expansion of Global Entry to Additional Airports

"CBP is expanding the Global Entry program to include the following eight additional airports: • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore, Maryland (BWI); • John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, California (SNA); • Portland International Airport, Portland...

CBP Notice: Expansion of Global Entry to Additional Airports

"The Global Entry international trusted traveler program allows pre-approved, low-risk participants expedited entry into the United States using Global Entry kiosks located at designated airports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) previously announced in the Federal Register twenty-four designated...

Advance Copy of CBP Notice: Expansion of Global Entry

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established the Global Entry international trusted traveler program at most major U.S. airports. Global Entry allows pre-approved, low-risk participants expedited entry into the United States using Global Entry kiosks located at designated airports....

Advance Copy of DOS Notice: Instructions for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015)

"This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2015 Program and is issued pursuant to 22 CFR 42.33(b)(3), implementing sections 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c), and 204(a)(1)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, (8 U.S.C. 1151, 1153, and 1154(a)(1)(I))." - FR...

DOS DV-2015 Notice

"This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV–2015 Program and is issued pursuant to 22 CFR 42.33(b)(3), implementing sections 201(a)(3), 201(e), 203(c), and 204(a)(1)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, (8 U.S.C. 1151, 1153, and 1154(a)(1)(I))."...

Advance Copy of ICE NPRM: Change to Existing Regulation Concerning the Interest Rate Paid on Cash Deposited to Secure Immigration Bonds

"The Department of Homeland Security proposes to amend its regulations addressing the payment of interest on cash bond deposits to explicitly provide that the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) will set the interest rate. In the future, Treasury will notify the public of its interest rate determinations...

Advance Copy of USCIS Notice: Extension of TPS for Somalia

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 18, 2014 through September 17, 2015." - FR Doc. 2013-25969 Filed...

Somalia TPS Extension

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 18, 2014 through September 17, 2015." - Federal Register / Vol...

Advance Copy of List of Countries Eligible to Send H-2A/B Workers

"Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant status only for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, has designated...

DHS Notice: List of Countries Eligible to Send H-2A/B Workers

"Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may approve petitions for H–2A and H–2B nonimmigrant status only for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State...

CA9 on Credibility, Notice, Evidence: Zhi v. Holder

"Petitioner Ai Jun Zhi, a Chinese citizen, petitions for review of the denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal. As we explain below, one of the bases for the immigration judge’s (“IJ”) adverse credibility determination is not supported by substantial evidence...

CA5 on Notice: Barrios-Cantarero v. Holder

"The BIA committed legal error by determining that Barrios-Cantarero was properly given notice through a letter addressed to Adrian Eliseo and therefore abused its discretion by denying his motion to reopen. ... Here, the BIA failed to apply 8 C.F.R. § 103.8(a)(1)(i) in determining whether...

DOL Notice: H-2A Allowable Charges

"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this Notice to announce (1) the allowable charges for 2015 that employers seeking H–2A workers may charge their workers when the employer provides three meals a day, and (2) the maximum travel...

CA1 on Notice: Renaut v. Lynch

"We agree that the IJ dropped the ball and applied the wrong legal standard in reviewing Renaut's motion (albeit a different legal error from the one Renaut identified). The BIA likewise missed by affirming the IJ based on that incorrect legal principle. Therefore, we vacate the BIA's decision...

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

"USCIS is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence. The proposed rule would expand eligibility to all foreign nationals who are statutorily eligible for an immigrant visa and for...

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Extension of EADs for Certain Haitian F-1 Students

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Haiti and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This notice...

EOIR Notice of Meetings

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has published in the Federal Register a proposed rule amending the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious, charitable, social service, or similar organizations to represent...

CA5 on Notice, Abuse of Discretion: Torres Hernandez v. Lynch

Torres Hernandez v. Lynch, June 8, 2016 - "Petitioner Torres Hernandez was ordered removed in abstentia on January 13, 2010. He filed a motion to reopen on the basis that he was unaware that a notice to appear had been issued years earlier and he never received a notice of a hearing. The Board of...