Susan J. Cohen

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The Supreme Court Takes the BIA to Task

Yesterday, in an opinion authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court brought a measure of hope to non-citizens facing deportation on the basis of certain minor criminal convictions. In Mellouli v. Lynch,...more

6/3/2015 - BIA Convictions Deportation Illegal Drugs Immigrants Immigration Reform Lawful Permanent Residents Mellouli v Lynch Non-Citizens SCOTUS

Skilled Immigration Reform: Will 2015 Be the Year?

On January 13, 2015 Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 into the...more

1/15/2015 - H-1B Immigration Reform Pending Legislation STEM Visas

President Obama’s Executive Immigration Reform: Shining a Spotlight on Reforming Optional Practical Training “OPT”

As a part of President Obama’s recent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued several memoranda to the directors of US Citizenship and...more

12/4/2014 - Barack Obama Executive Orders H-1B Highly-Skilled Workers Visa ICE Immigration Procedures Immigration Reform OPT STEM

Immigration Developments for Highly Skilled Workers: Changes the Business Community Can Expect as a Result of President Obama’s...

On Thursday, November 20th, coinciding with President Obama’s announcement regarding his forthcoming executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memo to the directors...more

11/25/2014 - Barack Obama DHS E-Verify Executive Orders Green Cards H-1B H-4 Spouses Immigration Procedures Immigration Reform L-1 Visas OPT STEM USCIS Visa Caps

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

During last week's primetime television broadcast, President Obama announced steps to fix what he termed the “broken” US immigration system. The president focused his speech on increasing border security and providing a...more

11/24/2014 - Barack Obama Customs and Border Protection DACA Deportation DHS Executive Orders Green Cards Highly-Skilled Workers Visa ICE Immigration Reform PERM STEM USCIS

USCIS Regulations Slowly Catching up/Catching on to Current Immigration Realities

In recent days, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has published several proposed rules in the Federal Register, which, if adopted, will bring welcome and much needed regulatory changes....more

5/15/2014 - DHS E-3 H-1B1 H-4 Spouses H1-B Immigrants Immigration Reform USCIS Visas

BIA Reverses USCIS Denial of I-130 Petition for Same-Sex Couple in Matter of Zeleniak

In its first decision regarding same-sex immigration benefits since the June 26, 2013, Supreme Court decision United States v. Windsor, which held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional,...more

7/22/2013 - DOMA Immigrants Immigration Reform Reversal Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor USCIS Visas

Senate Passes Sweeping Immigration Bill

Yesterday the U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to pass a sweeping immigration bill that would put the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants on the path to American citizenship and invest $46 billion to increase border security...more

6/28/2013 - Citizenship Immigration Reform Proposed Legislation

Expand paths for legal immigration

It's time for both Democrats and Republicans to recognize the many compelling reasons for overhauling our current immigration system. Start with the economic arguments, which are overwhelming. Our high-tech visa...more

5/1/2013 - Immigrants Immigration Reform Undocumented Immigrants Visa Caps Visas

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