The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is used by the Department of State and The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to monitor nonimmigrant exchange visitors and students during their time in the United States.
Two hundred days ago President Obama stoked the hopes of immigration advocates with his announcement of wide-ranging executive actions to try — as far as his authority would carry him — to change America’s broken immigration system for the better.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: a Good Week for EPA; NLRB Case Representation Challenges; & More H-2B Litigation
This week, litigation updates: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit last week cleared out a myriad of challenges to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and decisions based on regulations – all in favor of the EPA. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) also succeeded in defending their second union representation election rule.
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.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intent to expand air preclearance operations to 10 new foreign airports, located in nine countries, as part of the agency’s efforts to improve national security and to enhance economic opportunities.
DHS to Negotiate New Preflight Inspection Offices in Nine European Countries and the Dominican Republic
The Department of Homeland Security today announced it will negotiate with ten airports where U.S. Customs & Border Protection agents will inspect travelers for immigration, customs and agriculture requirements before they board U.S.-bound flights.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Final Waters of the United States; Proposed RFS Returns; SCOTUS in June; & Immigration Executive Action Non-Action
This week’s review focuses on two significant environmental regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): preliminary release of a final definition of “waters of the United States” and release of a proposed rule to establish multiple years of volume requirements for renewable fuels, at least in part in response to a proposed consent decree.
Effective May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin processing applications to grant employment authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers.
A Tuesday, May 26, 2015, decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction on implementation of the Obama Administration’s expanded Deferred Action Program, part of the President’s Executive Action on immigration announced in November 2014.
Canada’s immigration officers are being called to explain a three page leaked training guide titled “Evidence of Relationship’’ posted online by immigration lawyer Steven Meurrens.