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FY2016 Omnibus Spending Law and the Resulting Immigration-Related Provisions

USA - December 21 2015 On December 18th, the Senate passed the FY2016 omnibus spending package on the heels of House passage the day before and sent the bill to the White…

Jackson Lewis employers’ immigration update - No. 20, December 2015

USA - December 4 2015 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed amending its regulations on the optional practical training (“OPT”) program to allow…

Lucrecia M. Davis, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Sean G. Hanagan, David S. Jones.

DHS improperly delegated H-2B-related regulatory authority to DOL, circuit court rules

USA - September 8 2015 The U.S. Court of Appeals, in Denver, has issued an opinion putting the entire H-2B labor certification and visa process in jeopardy. The Tenth…

Texas agencies ordered to E-Verify (state contractors are off-the-hook)

USA - June 11 2015 Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill (S.B. 374) into law June 10, 2015, that requires state agencies in Texas to use the E-Verify system to check…

Florida court again strikes down DOL H-2B regulations

USA - March 6 2015 The Department of Labor lacks authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue regulations in the H-2B program, a Florida federal…

Otieno B. Ombok.