Immigration Law

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Expert: "Ridiculous" for ICE to Threaten DSOs (Law360)
Posted on 23 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alyssa Aquino, Law360, Oct. 21, 2020 (subscription) "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned Wednesday that universities could face penalties for approving international students' work placements that violate training program requirements... Read More

Expert: DHS Should Waive OPT Filing Deadlines (Law360)
Posted on 12 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyak, Law360, Mar. 10, 2020 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in guidance released Monday that it will be “flexible” with visa rules for international students as universities close and move courses online to... Read More

International Students Face 'Discourage, Delay, Deny' Visa Hurdles Under Trump
Posted on 29 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, Aug. 28, 2019 "Unexpected denials and long delays have become increasingly common for international students and scholars seeking visas, raising concerns among college officials who see a threat to the diversity... Read More

Unpub. BIA Pardon Victory in Alabama, Louisiana
Posted on 17 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hats off to my associate, Samantha Hechtman , who writes: "Respondent is a native and citizen of Antigua Barbuda. He entered the United States as a lawful permanent resident on January 30, 1988. Respondent was detained by ICE on November 14, 2016... Read More

USCIS, DOJ Join Forces on Immigration - MOU (May 11, 2018)(UPDATED)
Posted on 11 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, May 11, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (PDF, 2.00 MB) that expands their collaboration to better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse... Read More

Unpub. BIA Pardon Remand Victory, Alabama (Jan. 29, 2018)
Posted on 12 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of X-, Jan. 29, 2018, unpub . - "The Board entered the final administrative decision on July 19, 2017, dismissing the lawful permanent resident respondent's appeal of the Immigration Judge's decision pretermitting his cancellation... Read More

Experts Address Canada-U.S. Immigration Trends at ABA Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.
Posted on 5 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lee Rawles, ABA Journal, Feb. 4, 2018 - "Panelist Margaret Stock of Cascadia Cross Border Law Group in Anchorage, Alaska , applauded the Canadians “for thinking about how to swipe our U.S.-educated workforce and put them to work for Canada... Read More

Op-Ed: Changes to Family-Based Immigration Attack Bedrock Values - Daniel M. Kowalski
Posted on 5 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, Jan. 4, 2018 - "At this time of year, those of us with healthy families are comforted by the strength and security we find in their fold. Much of our local, state and federal laws revolve around strengthening and protecting families... Read More

David Ware: USCIS' Entrepreneur Portal Just 'Window Dressing'
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David A.M. Ware writes: "I must take issue with Cyrus Mehta’s quote that the new USCIS portal, Entrepreneur Pathways, is “quite good”. While the site does neatly summarize the nonimmigrant and immigrant options open to a limited... Read More

EB2 India and China Visa Retrogression Likely in May
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a March 22, 2012 meeting with Charlie Oppenheim, the Department of State Visa Chief informed Mr. Ware that visa retrogression in the Employment-Based 2nd preference category for nationals of India and China is likely in May. Mr. Oppenheim... Read More

H-2B Visas And The Making Of An 'Ultra Vires' Regulation - Daniel M. Kowalski (Law360)
Posted on 26 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, July 25, 2017 - "[O]n July 19, 2017, DHS and the DOL jointly published a temporary rule in the Federal Register, effective immediately, authorizing the issuance of an additional 15,000 H-2B visas through the end of fiscal year... Read More

OFAC General License G Affects Iranian Students
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control issued Iran General License G authorizing accredited U.S. academic institutions to establish and operate undergraduate and graduate academic exchange agreements with Iranian universities, including the... Read More

Court Extends Deadline for New Post-Study STEM Work Rules
Posted on 11 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICEF, Feb. 5, 2016 - "What comes next, according to immigration attorney David Ware of the immigration law firm Ware Immigration, could be even more interesting. Mr Ware anticipates that the proposed regulatory changes may well lead to further litigation... Read More

Tags: Regulation , opt , Ware , lawsuit , STEM

U.S. v. Windsor Webinar, Aug. 1, 2013
Posted on 25 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. v. Windsor: Implications for International Students and Scholars and their Host Institutions Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT "On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States held in U. S. v. Windsor that the Defense... Read More

Tags: windsor , webinar , Ware , DOMA