Monthly Archives: June 2009

Interesting Case Regarding Religious Worker


On June 11, 2009, the U.S. District Court of Washington at Seattle found that 8 C.F.R. Section 245(a)(2)(i)(B) was unreasonable and impermissible construction of governing status. The regulation at issue sets forth that religious worker cannot concurrently file I-360 (Petition for Special Immigration Visa), I-485 (Adjustment of Status Application) and I-765 (Employment Authorization Application).

Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker Program Extended


On March 20, 2009, President Obama signed Public Law 111-9 extending the non-minister religious worker program through September 29, 2009. Non-minister Religious workers must file their special immigrant peititions before September 29, 2009. Eligibility for special immigrant status requires religious workers (1) to have been a member, for two years, of a religious denomination that… Continue Reading

Las Vegas


I just came back from the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Never saw so many immigration lawyers in one room before. It is a great experience. Continue Reading