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WHAT THE PROPOSED PROVISIONAL WAIVER RULE MEANS FOR THOSE FACING 3- OR 10-YEAR BARS

"Although this new proposed rule may be portrayed as some sort of radical innovation by immigration restrictionists, it is actually nothing of the sort. The governing regulations, specifically 8 C.F.R. § 212.2(j), have long provided that one who is consular processing an immigrant visa...

Advance Copy of DOS Interim Final Rule: Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

"This rule amends the Schedule of Fees for consular services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, border crossing card application processing fees and immigrant visa application processing fees. The rule increases from $140 to $160 the fee charged for the processing of an...

CBP Interim Final Rule: Definition of Form I–94 To Include Electronic Format

"The Form I–94 is issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to certain aliens and is used for various purposes such as documenting status in the United States, the approved length of stay, and departure. DHS generally issues the Form I–94 to aliens at the time they lawfully...

Remittance Rule Opens New Era for Immigrants

"The big question looming in the political world is whether immigration reform can and will advance on the Hill, and on what terms. But behind the scenes, a big advance for immigrants in the U.S. is going into effect today, October 28, 2013. It may well save migrant workers and their families billions...

2012 H-2B Program Rule Enjoined - Bayou II

"The Plaintiffs in this case challenge a regulation issued by the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) in connection with the H-2B visa program on grounds that DOL had no authority to issue the regulation. See Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States...

EOIR Interim Rule: BIA Expands to 17 Members

"This rule amends the Department of Justice regulations relating to the organization of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) by adding two Board member positions, thereby expanding the Board to 17 members. ... This rule is effective June 3, 2015." - Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 ...

Greg Siskind's Comments on the Proposed AC21/I-140/EAD Rule

Greg Siskind, Feb. 28, 2016 - "On December 31, 2015 issued a long awaited proposed regulation that was supposed to change the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants stuck in long visa queues by providing work cards to allow them the freedom to change employers and get on with their lives. It was...

Startup Visa Rule May Be Postponed, Amended or Withdrawn

Trisha Thadani, SFGate, June 5, 2017 - "A rule that would allow some startup founders to stay in the U.S. and build their companies has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget for further review — a move that suggests the rule may be postponed, withdrawn or amended before it goes...

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule

National Venture Capital Association, Sept. 19, 2017 - "The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today joined entrepreneurs and startup companies in filing a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C. challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) delay of the International...