The saga of DOL’s new focus on PERM enforcement continues. As reported yesterday in the National Law Journal (“Labor Agency Audit of Firm Angers Immigration Lawyers“), after clearing away its pre-PERM backlog in the fall of last year, the Department of Labor found itself with time on its hands.
Apparently adopting the view that the idle mind of … Continue Reading
On July 9, Alma and Jose Bustamante forced open the door of consular absolutism just an inch or so, but this wasn’t enough room for the couple to go through that unjust portal. Consular absolutism (also known as consular nonreviewability) is the longstanding judicial doctrine that the courts will not consider visa refusals based on a factual decision of an … Continue Reading
“Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Til it’s gone”
The Joni Mitchell lyrics to Big Yellow Taxi came to mind as I read today’s announcement from the Department of State. The agency published in the Federal Register an interim final rule that eliminated as “obsolete” the Board of Appellate Review (BAR). The BAR … Continue Reading