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The Immigration Law Blog provides updates and analysis of federal immigration law for individuals and companies. Topics include Deferred Action (Acción Diferida para Jóvenes), I-9 audits, H1-B processing, Nexus Frequent Travel Requirements , immigrant visas and more. 


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Initial Outline of the President's Executive Action on Immigration - November 21, 2014

We reviewed the outlines of the President's plan on immigration that he announced last night. These are broad outlines gained from a meeting with the White House that included staff of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council. The following is preliminary and is not legal advice. Read More »

 

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Possible Executive Action - How to prepare - November 17, 2014

The news is abuzz with speculation about executive action by President Obama in the coming days. Despite these "leaks" no one really knows whether action will be taken or what any plan may contain. Read More »

 

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: New CBP Joint Declaration Forms - September 18, 2014

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol issued a new customs declaration form allowing filing joint family declarations. The recent regulation change expanded the definition of family members of arriving U.S. travelers to include "members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption." Read More »

 

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Reminder: USCIS Reviews All Immigration-Related Documentation in Employment-Based Adjustment Cases - September 17, 2014

Foreign nationals and immigration practitioners often wonder why USCIS requests all immigration status documents ever issued to an applicant when applying for adjustment of status based on employment. There is a long-standing guidance suggesting that the only relevant periods of being out-of-status under the immigration laws are those that occurred since the applicant's most recent U.S. entry. Read More »

 

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Visa Issuance Delays Resolved - September 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of State has been experiencing technical issues with its passport and visa issuance system since late July 2014. Visa applicants have been experiencing delays in obtaining their visas and in some instances other applicants have even been unable to obtain visas, passports, and Consular Report of Birth abroad. Read More »

 

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: L-1 Visa Inspections Have Begun - August 4, 2014

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Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Visa and Passport Delays - July 31, 2014

The U.S. Department of State issued a statement yesterday regarding the continuing technical problem that is causing delays in both passport and visa issuance. Read More »

 

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: DACA Renewal Announced - June 9, 2014

On June 5, 2014, USCIS announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Read More »

 

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Rule Allowing Work for Some H-4s, Expansion of EB1 OR Category Criteria and Automatic Work Extension for Others Progresses at USCIS - May 6, 2014

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". Read More »

 

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Form I-9 Guidance for Refugees and Asylees - April 28, 2014

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Special Counsel of the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a joint State Letter on employment eligibility requirements for refugees, asylees, and other special humanitarian populations served by the ORR Refugee Resettlement Program. Read More »

 

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