Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Government

Federal Court Hears Appeal of Injunction on the President’s Immigration Executive Action

On Friday April 17, a three judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana heard oral arguments of lawyers representing both the Justice Department and the representatives of the 26 states who filed a law suit to halt the President’s executive action on immigration. Parts of the President’s executive action… Read More

2014 Immigration Executive Action, What We Know Now.

What we know now about the Immigration Executive Action announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014:  Q:  What are the basic requirements? A: An individual would need to have been in the US for 5 years; They would need to have a child who is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident; They can not have… Read More

House Holding Series of Immigration Hearings

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Cal.), announced that an oversight hearing held April 16, 2008, on the H-2B program was the first in a series of immigration hearings to be held by the subcommittee and… Read More

[Employment Law] Stopped at the Boarder: Anticipating roadblocks in the work visa application process can help ensure safe passage

Today’s global business environment makes it necessary for most companies to know their way around the work visa application process. That’s especially true since the service and benefit functions of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service became part of the Department of Homeland Security as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after the events… Read More

Bill Would Exempt Returning H-2B Workers From Counting Against Cap

Bill Would Exempt Returning H-2B Workers From Counting Against Cap. The “Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2007” (H.R. 1843/S. 988) would ensure that returning seasonal workers continue to be exempt from an annual cap of 66,000. The exemption expired on September 30, 2007. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations… Read More