EB-2 India: Retrogression Imminent – Visa Office On Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

By | Immigration View | September 16, 2014

The new federal fiscal year begins on October 1, bringing an infusion of visa numbers.  Recently, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, recently shared his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association).

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: SORNA Good Cause Conflict; H-2B Limbo; & FCC Net Neutrality / Fast Lane Comment Avalanche

By | Federal Regulations Advisor | September 14, 2014
Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  SORNA Good Cause Conflict; H-2B Limbo; & FCC Net Neutrality / Fast Lane Comment Avalanche

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit joined the intercircuit conflict over the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) validity of the Attorney General’s regulations applying the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) to offenses committed prior to SORNA’s effective date. 

Immigration Reform Update

By | Global Immigration Blog | August 28, 2014
Immigration Reform Update

With comprehensive immigration reform legislation no longer a realistic possibility for the foreseeable future, the focus of advocates for reform has shifted to executive actions the President may take unilaterally to implement immigration policy changes.

House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisis

By | Global Immigration Blog | August 14, 2014
House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisis

House Republicans have passed a bill to suspend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program established by the Obama administration in 2012 that protects from deportation certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children and allows individuals to obtain employment authorization documents if certain conditions are met.