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AILA & Board of Governors’ Members File Suit Challenging Dept. of Labor’s Rule to Change Prevailing Wage Determinations

October 20, 2020|Contributed by: Joseph & Hall P.C.

AILA joins Jeff Joseph, Charles Kuck, and Greg Siskind in suing to enjoin, in its entirety, the Department of Labor Interim Final Rule, “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States.” Click here to read more.

Trump’s Threat to Close the Southern Border

April 2, 2019|Contributed by: Courtney Sommer

President Trump has threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border as early as this week if Mexico does not do more to control migrants coming across into the U.S. without authorization. His threat describes two different situations, though. Trump wants to stop all individuals from crossing the border without authorization, but the only way he can realistically close the border is to close the ports of entry where individuals either cross with visas or other authorization or come to the port of entry to seek asylum,

What You Need To Know About DACA

September 6, 2017|Contributed by: Kirby Gamblin Joseph, Esq.

No initial DACA applications will be accepted after September 5, 2017.
Pending DACA renewals will be adjudicated  under existing policies with an approval good for two years.
If your DACA expires before March 5, 2018, you can file to renew your DACA before October 5, 2017, and if approved the extension will be good for two years.
All pending advance parole requests will not be approved.
No more advance parole requests will be accepted.

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The End of DACA, At Least For Now

September 5, 2017|Contributed by: Courtney Sommer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that the Trump Administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
DACA was created through a memorandum in 2012 which gave individuals who entered the United States as children the ability to work—and sometimes travel—for periods of two years at a time.
The program is being rescinded in six (6) months, on March 5, 2018. The administration claims it is giving Congress this time to enact legislation to protect the individuals currently protected under DACA,

Denver ICE To Continue “Chilling” Practice of Making Courthouse Arrests. (Plus, What Is a U Visa, and Could I Be Eligible?)

June 9, 2017|Contributed by: Jennifer Howard

In April, following the appearance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents near a charter high school in west Denver and at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in downtown Denver, Colorado, Mayor Hancock and a number of other city and county leaders sent a letter to the local ICE office requesting that the agency adhere to its established “sensitive location” policy and back off from arresting immigrants in Denver courthouses and around local schools so as to “avoid unnecessarily alarming local communities.” In the past,

New CBP Program Will Remind Travelers of their Departure Date

June 8, 2017|Contributed by: Joseph & Hall P.C.

Customs and Border Protection, (“CBP”) is implementing a new program to remind certain travelers of their last possible departure date from the United States. CBP will start the program for travelers eligible for the visa waiver program (“VWP”). CBP plans to expand this program to other categories of nonimmigrant visas.
To check their admitted until date, travelers will enter their name, birthdate, passport number and passport country of issuance. If a traveler has overstayed their visa,

Jeff Joseph quoted in Univision Nacional on H2B Visa Relief

May 8, 2017|Contributed by: Kirby Gamblin Joseph, Esq.

Congress gives green light for more H-2B visas this year

JLF Takes on Pro Bono Case For Military Vet

December 21, 2016|Contributed by: Jeff D. Joseph, Esq.

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Mexican national served as Marine for 8 years, now struggles to get U.S. citizenship

Supreme Court Deadlocks on DAPA: Program to Remain Blocked For Now, But Longer Term Fate Will Be Determined By Presidential Election

June 23, 2016|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard announced that it had deadlocked  in United States v. Texas, the case which will decide whether the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and the expansions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The tied vote means that the lower court decision remains in place
The decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the implementation of these programs remains in effect.  The earlier version of the DACA program,


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