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An Immigration Opportunity Lost: USCIS Stiffens on Job Flexibility

Posted in Adjustment of Status, Congress on Immigration, Courts on Immigration Law, Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration Agency Expertise, Immigration Reform, Immigration Regulations, Letters to USCIS Ombudsman, Trade in Services, USCIS

[Blogger’s Note:  This post is submitted as a necessarily-lengthy formal comment to the November 20, 2015  draft guidance of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, PM-602-0122, interpreting the phrase, “the same or [a] similar occupational classification” as used in the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

Executive Craftsmanship: Job Creation through Existing Immigration Laws

Posted in Adjustment of Status, Administrative Appeals Office - USCIS, DOL, Employment-Based Immigration, Enforcement/USICE, Fraud Detection & National Security (FDNS), H-1B Visas, Immigration Reform, L-1 Visa, Letters to USCIS Ombudsman, Obama Administration on Immigration, State Department, USCIS

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

An Open Letter To USCIS Ombudsman: AC21 In Court

Posted in Letters to USCIS Ombudsman

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

Third Letter to USCIS Ombudsman

Posted in Letters to USCIS Ombudsman

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