[Blogger’s Note: This post is submitted as a necessarily-lengthy formal comment to the November 20, 2015 draft guidance of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, PM-602-0122, interpreting the phrase, “the same or [a] similar occupational classification” as used in the “increased job flexibility” provisions of Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) §§ 204(j) and 212(a)(5)(A)(iv). This comment incorporates by reference the … Continue Reading
The dog days of August are behind us, yet the economic doldrums persist. Unemployment remains unchanged and unacceptably high at 9.1%. The White House forecasts that it will stay there through the New Year and then likely drop only a tenth of a percentage point for all of 2012.
Congress returns this week to Washington. Vituperation in lieu of legislative action … Continue Reading
Guest Column by Julie Soininen Copyrighted by, and reproduced with permission of ILW.COM.
I am writing to seek your assistance on behalf of several dozen clients of my firm. As you know, a recent Board of Immigration Appeals decision, In re Perez Vargas (23 I&N Dec 829 (BIA 2005), held that Immigration Judges have no authority to determine whether … Continue Reading
Hon. Prakash Khatri Ombudsman Office of the Ombudsman U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528
Re: End the Government’s Immigration Bias against America’s Small Businesses
Dear Mr. Khatri:
This is the third in a series of open letters outlining suggested changes in the practices of United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). My letters to … Continue Reading
Please find the links below to letters I have written to Hon. Prakash Khatri, Ombudsman, Office of Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.