Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Ruling on L1A Visa

On Oct. 4, 2012, the Administrative Appeals Offices ruled that to establish eligibility for the L-1 nonimmigrant visa classification, the petitioner must meet the criteria outline in section 101(a)(15)(L) of the Immigrant and Nationality Act. Specifically, a qualifying organization must have employed the beneficiary in a qualifying managerial or executive … Continue reading

AILA Brief of Amicus Curiae in Michigan Case

The American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted a brief of amicus curiae in a case in Michigan concerning the ability of an information technology staffing company to offer permanent employment to a qualified foreign national for assignments in the U.S., including long and short-term contract employment at the company’s client sites, … Continue reading

The American Immigration Lawyers Association on the Obama Administration’s New Policy Practice

The American Immigration Lawyers Association released the statement below in response to the Obama Administration’s announcements earlier this afternoon regarding prosecutorial discretion in the deportation of undocumented immigrant youth. AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12061552 (posted Jun. 15, 2012) On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security formally announced that … Continue reading