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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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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 »


Iowa Immigration Law Blog: BIA Holds Pending Extension of Non-Immigrant Status, Maintains Lawful Status - April 25, 2014

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a decision in Matter of Norra finding that applicants for adjustment of status maintained lawful status while their applications for extension of the non-immigrant visa were pending. This BIA decision is an important one. Read More »


Iowa Immigration Law Blog: H-4 Visa Holders May Soon Be Authorized To Work in the U.S. - April 9, 2014

The DHS will soon publish several proposed regulations, including rules allowing H-4 dependent spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to work in the U.S. as well as enhancing opportunities for professors and researchers. Read More »


Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Proud to be an American - and to Help Others Become American - March 28, 2014

Here is proof that everyone is inspired by new Americans Read More »


Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Affidavit of Support (I-864) Enforceable Despite Pre-Nup, Divorce and Potential Marriage Fraud per California Court - March 27, 2014

Most people who immigrate through family sponsorship (and a few that immigrate through employment sponsorship) must have a sponsor that agrees to make sure they do not rely on public benefits. This sponsorship is accomplished through signing an I-864 Affidavit of Support. Read More »


Iowa Immigration Law Blog: USCIS to Reopen All I-601A Waiver Applications Denied before January 24, 2014 Based on a Criminal Offense - March 25, 2014

On March 18, 2014, USCIS announced that it would be reopening all I-601A waiver applications that were denied prior to January 24, 2014, if the denials were based solely because of a prior criminal offense committed by the applicant. An I-601A waiver is a process whereby a person that needs a waiver Read More »


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