USCIS announced today that it has issued a new policy clarifying the definition of mother for immigration purposes to include mothers and parents who used alternative reproductive technology to conceive.
As of today, the Department of Labor's Atlanta National Processing Center (ANPC) will be changing its procedure regarding requests for reconsideration of denied PERM Labor Certifications. Beginning on October 27, 2014, the ANPC will no longer automatically forward Requests for Reconsideration to the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) where the Certifying Officer upholds the original denial of the PERM. Requests for BALCA review must now be made affirmatively no later than 30 days after the request for reconsideration before the Certifying Officer is denied. See the DOL's FAQs for additional information.
The Oregonian reported on Thursday afternoon that ICE Attorney Jonathan Love is accused of forging a document in order to get a man seeking Cancellation of Removal in immigration court deported.
Tahirih Justice Center is featuring Kathryn Karam on its website as a volunteer attorney.
USCIS updated its Frequently Asked Questions on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on October 17th. The updated FAQs page is available here.
Kathryn N. Karam's latest article in Lebanon Times Magazine on how delays in implementing immigration reform may stall economic growth.
In the October edition of Lebanon Times reported on the August 8th, 2014 celebration of our One-Year Anniversary!
The Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam PC has now become a Woman-Owned business certified by the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA)! We are very proud to be a business offering high-quality, specialized immigration legal services to our clients in Houston and around the world.
The Department of State has released the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. Eb-3 China has moved ahead of EB-2 China, and EB-2 and EB-3 India remain severely backlogged.
The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in the case of Kerry v. Din, in which a U.S. Citizen wife had petitioned for her husband. When her husband went to his immigrant visa interview at the U.S. Embassy is Islamabad, Pakistan, he was told he should receive his visa in two to six weeks. However, the Embassy ultimately sent a decision denying him the visa. The Embassy refused to provide specific reasons for the denial but indicated that it was due to terrorist activities. The Supreme Court held in 1972 that there is no constitutional right to obtain a visa. This case was brought in the 9th Circuit, where the is precedential case law distinguishing the denial of a visa where the denial affects a citizen's protected liberty interest in marriage.