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DACA Rescinded: Help us Members of Congress - You Are Our Only Hope!

President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program today, September 5, 2017. The program, originally put into place on June 15, 2012, gave people who had entered the U.S. as children and...more

Travel Ban 3.0

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of the injunction on the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” known as the “travel ban,” in its...more

Executive Order on Visa Issuance, Screening, and Refugee Admissions Policies

The President issued an Executive Order late Friday, January 27, 2017, banning entry for people from certain countries for 90 days. The situation developed over the weekend and continues to develop. ...more

Immigration Update: Court grants government extension request for OPT STEM rule

An update to the notice we posted last week about the ongoing STEM OPT litigation: The court, in Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, granted the government (Department of...more

U.S. Department of State Implements Visa Waiver Program Entry Restrictions

The budget bill, which was signed into law in December, disallows “Visa Waiver” entries for nationals of Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan (whether or not they have ever visited those countries) and persons from any country who have...more

What is going on with STEM OPT?

A recent federal court ruling has created uncertainty and speculation about the STEM OPT program. This summary is provided to inform employers and F-1 STEM students of the facts about the effect of this decision....more

Rule Allowing Work for Some H-4s, Expansion of EB1 OR Category Criteria and Automatic Work Extension for Others Progresses at...

Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is publishing two proposed rules that are meant to help “attract and retain highly skilled workers”. Proposed rules do not go into effect until notice and...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Handy tool from DHS

Department of Homeland Security recently rolled out an on-line tool to check the status of a Freedom of Information Act request. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows the public to request government documents....more

2/26/2013  /  DHS , FOIA , Immigration Records
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