Immigration News Archive

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President-elect Trump Makes DHS Secretary Selection


Today, President-elect Trump’s transition team informed CNN that he has chosen his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Supreme Court Hears Prolonged Detention Case


Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a high-profile immigration case that questions whether immigrants in mandatory detention must be afforded bond hearings if they are held for longer than six months.

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DHS Publishes Job Flexibility Rule


The Department of Homeland Security has published a long-awaited final rule which clarifies and amends DHS policies and regulations affecting certain immigrant and non-immigrant workers.

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December 2016 Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the December 2016 Visa Bulletin.

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Requests for Foreign Labor Certification Up From Last Year


U.S. Department of Labor reports that requests for temporary and permanent labor certifications are up 20% from last year.

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USCIS Updates Guidance on Health-Related Inadmissibility


USCIS has updated the health-related grounds that would render an immigrant inadmissible to the U.S.

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BALCA affirms denial of PERM due to missing resume


The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals affirmed a certifying officer’s denial of a PERM application due to a single missing resume.

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BALCA reverses labor certification denial


BALCA reversed a labor certification denial finding that the market research analyst position was open to U.S. workers even though the foreign worker was the son of the company’s owner.

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California company fined $56,150 for I-9 violations


Administrative law judge orders California company to pay $56,150 for not properly filling out employment verification forms for 84 of its employees.

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DHS Publishes Updated USCIS Filing Fees


The Department of Homeland Security has published a final rule to increase USCIS filing fees effective December 23, 2016. The updated fee schedule is the first change to USCIS’ filing fees since 2010.

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