Immigration News

The American Immigration Lawyers Associated informed its members, including Getson & Schatz, P.C., that DOL’s National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC) currently is not issuing Prevailing Wage Determinations (PWDs), nor are they reviewing requests for reconsideration or appeals to the Center Director. These processes are on...

Entrepreneurs may now apply for an employment-based second preference (EB-2) immigrant visa if they satisfy the existing requirements, and also may qualify for a National Interest Waiver under the EB-2 immigrant visa category if they can demonstrate that their business endeavors will be in the interest of the...

In Matter of Le, the Board of Immigration Appeals held that a derivative child of a nonimmigrant fiancé(e) visa holder under section 101(a)(15)(K)(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(K)(iii) (2006), is not ineligible for adjustment of status simply by virtue of...

The American Immigration Council reported that in the world of immigration restrictionists, there is no economic or social problem for which immigrants cannot be blamed. So it should come as no surprise that the Center for Immigration Studies released yet another report yesterday blaming immigrants...

The American Immigration Council reported that in what could be an historic event, the number of unauthorized immigrants coming from Mexico to the United States has fallen in recent years—dropping from 525,000 annually in 2000-2004 to fewer than 100,000 in 2010. In fact, unauthorized...

On June 17, 2011, John Morton, Director of ICE, issued two new memoranda encouraging the expanded use of prosecutorial discretion by ICE officers, agents, and attorneys in all phases of civil immigration enforcement. The first outlines in detail how ICE employees should approach a wide...

The Pennsylvania Superior Court decided Commonwealth v. Raul Maria Garcia, ___ A2d ____, 2011 PA Super 124, and held that the US Supreme Court's Padilla decision was not retroactive for purposes of the "new constitutional right" exception to the Pennsylvania Post Conviction Relief Act's normal...

The U.S. government unveiled today a multi-agency, nationwide initiative to combat immigration services scams. The Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are leading this historic effort. This initiative targets immigration scams involving the unauthorized practice of immigration...