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EB2 India and China Visa Retrogression Likely in May

"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 now predicts that EB2 India and China priority...

David Ware: USCIS' Entrepreneur Portal Just 'Window Dressing'

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 class of well financed business persons, it provides...

U.S. v. Windsor Webinar, Aug. 1, 2013

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 of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional....

OFAC General License G Affects Iranian Students

"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 provision of scholarships to participating Iranian...

Court Extends Deadline for New Post-Study STEM Work Rules

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. Since the judge had ruled that the 2008...

H-2B Visas And The Making Of An 'Ultra Vires' Regulation - Daniel M. Kowalski (Law360)

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 2017, i.e., Sept. 30. For many H-2B-dependent employers...

Op-Ed: Changes to Family-Based Immigration Attack Bedrock Values - 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. Since LBJ signed the modern Immigration...

Experts Address Canada-U.S. Immigration Trends at ABA Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.

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. It makes perfect sense.” Stock, a retired lieutenant...

Unpub. BIA Pardon Remand Victory, Alabama (Jan. 29, 2018)

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 of removal application and ordering him removed to...