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J Visa Guidebook, 2010 Edition

J VIsa Guidebook, 2010 Edition The J Visa Guidebook is your one-stop resource for dealing with questions related to the exchange visitor nonimmigrant visa program. Written entirely by esteemed attorneys in this area of immigration law, the J Visa Guidebook is a convenient, two-volume, softbound...

Duane Morris LLP: February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 for China and India Moves 12 Months and Other Immigration Law Updates

February Visa Bulletin, EB-2 for China and India Moves 12 Months The employment-based second preference category for Indian and Chinese nationals is scheduled for another significant advancement on February 1, 2012. All applicants who have priority dates on or before January 1, 2010, may submit adjustment...

Excerpts From the March 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect, More

I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect USCIS reminds the public that, while it is considering changes that would allow certain immediate relatives who can demonstrate extreme hardship to a U.S.-citizen spouse or parent to receive a provisional waiver of the unlawful-presence bars before leaving...

Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 DV Program Opens, More

2014 DV Program Opens The 2014 Diversity Visa Program registration opened at noon on October 2, 2012, and is scheduled to close at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. As in past years, applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form...

State Net Capitol Journal: Businesses Suffer From Seasonal Visa Delay

Every year the U.S. State Department issues up to 66,000 seasonal visas to foreign workers under a guest worker program known as H-2B. Those workers man the crab-picking plants in Maryland, the beach resorts in the Carolinas and construction sites and other business operations all across the country...

News Excerpts From the April 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Issues Final Regulations on Sexual Abuse in Detention Centers | On March 7, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security issued a long-awaited set of final regulations applying standards required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards to immigration detention centers. Among other provisions...

News Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Administration Faces Criticism, Lawsuit After Revising October Visa Bulletin | The Department of State and Department of Homeland Security faced extensive criticism and a federal lawsuit after revising the October visa bulletin less than a week before it was expected to take effect. The revised visa...

News Excerpts From the April 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Immigration Judge Paul Schmidt Announces Retirement | On March 31, 2016, Immigration Judge Paul Wickham Schmidt announced that he will retire on June 30 after more than three decades of government service. Schmidt, a judge at the Arlington (Va.) Immigration Court, previously served as the Chairman...