The Foreign Born In The US Labor Force
President Bush's immigration reform initiative has raised questions on the participation of the immigrants in the US labor market. Today's Featured Article by the Migration Institute, an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit think tank presents information on foreign-born workers based on census and survey data. For the item, see below.
Overcoming Hurdles In Consular Processing: Visa Procedures, Security Checks & The TAL
The curriculum for our new seminar "Overcoming Hurdles In Consular Processing: Visa Procedures, Security Checks & The TAL" is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on March 24:
Applying for Visas - Are the Procedures Still the Same?
- Third Country National Visa Processing in Canada and
i. Update on Canada and Mexico
ii. Can TCNs still apply?
iii. Can List of 26 or T-7 TCNs still apply?
iv. Changes to the Automatic Revalidation Rule what happens if the visa
is not issued is my Client Stuck Outside the U.S.?
v. When should you Consider Border Post in Canada/Mexico over
Processing in Home Country?
vi. TCN E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor Visas Applying for Visas in
- Applying for Visas in Home Country
i. Mandatory Interviews
ii. Personal Appearance Waivers, Appointments and Timing
- Visa Revalidation through the Department of State is this still a
- Importance of Reviewing Forms DS-156 and 157
- What Documents Should Your Client Bring To the Consulate?
- Where can Applicants from List of 26 or Terrible 7 countries
SECOND Phone Session on April 22:
Navigating Through the Maze of Security Checks and Special Issues
that Warrant Attention
Memorandum of Understanding between the DOS and DHS
- Data Sharing
- Visas Condor Checks for Applicants from Predominantly Muslim countries
or countries of concern
- NCIC Checks and Hits in the Database remember that DUI or pot
conviction or petty theft arrest from 30 years ago?
- False Hits for Individuals with common names
- Visa Restrictions for Citizens and Nationals of State Sponsors of
Terrorism - Section 306 of the Border Security Act
- The Impact of Biometric Identifiers and new technologies
i. Biometrics in US visas how does this impact visa processing?
ii. US VISIT
iii. Biometric requirements and the Visa Waiver program
i. what does this mean for visa processing?
Special Visa Processing Issues
i. Applying for a B-1/B-2 after a Visa Waiver refusal
ii. Applying for a visa after failing to register on departure from the
iii. Unlawful presence and 222(g) concerns
1. applying for a visa after a layoff situation
2. 222(g) versus 3/10 year bars
THIRD Phone Session on May 13:
Visas Mantis Hits and the Technology Alert List Why Scientists,
Academics, Researchers, Engineers and Hi-Tech Professionals Should Be
What is the TAL?
How does it impact foreign nationals?
Why should I be worried about it?
What Should I do if it looks like my Client Will be Subject to
What Kinds of Documents Should I Bring?
What Can I Do if my Client is Subject to the TAL?
What Can I Expect Once My Client is Back in the US?
The Related Issue of Export Controls
i. Why is this important now?
ii. What is a deemed export?
iii. What sorts of technologies are covered by export control
iv. Applying for a License
v. Basic compliance procedures that every company should have
The deadline to register is Monday, March 22nd. For more info, including detailed curriculum, speaker bios,
and registration information, see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/march2004.shtm. (Fax version:
The Foreign Born in the US Labor Force: Numbers and Trends
Elizabeth Grieco of the Migration Policy Institute writes "President Bush's initiative on immigration reform has raised questions about the participation of the foreign born in the civilian labor market of the US."
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Immigration Law News
White House Responds To Immigration Reform Legislation Query
White House Spokesman McClellan responded to the question, "given that both the House and the Senate say they will not take this up, what is the President going to do to move forward on [immigration reform legislation]?"
Deportation Without Constitutionally Adequate Notice Remains Unconstitutional, Whether Protested In Advance Or Not
In Andia v. Ashcroft, No. 02-70648 (9th Cir. Mar. 2, 2004), the court said that the IJ could not, as a matter of discretion, create a time limitation for motions to reopen in absentia orders based on lack of notice. The court also said that any deportation without constitutionally adequate notice of the deportation hearing remained unconstitutional, whether protested in advance or not.
Prevailing Wage For Parochial And Public School Teachers Is The Same
In the Matter of St. Augustine's School, No. 2002-INA-266 (BALCA, Feb. 24, 2004), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals in deciding a prevailing wage dispute said that the nature of Employer's business as a parochial school was irrelevant and other than the additional element of the religious instruction, there was nothing in the record suggesting that the skills and knowledge required for the classroom teacher position was any different than those of a public sector elementary school teacher.
Sierra Club To Vote On Adding Limits On Immigration To Its Agenda
USA Today reports "The Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and arguably most influential environmental group, is being targeted by activists who want it to lobby to limit immigration in addition to its traditional work protecting the environment."
Immigration And Gay Marriages
The Boston Globe reports "A bill in Congress would add "permanent partner" to the Immigration and Nationality Act wherever the word "spouse" appears, but it has drawn criticism and isn't likely to go anywhere while Republicans are in power."
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Immigration Law Books
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