U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced in a policy memothat migrant workers hired for shepherding and herding positions will no longer be allowed back-to-back temporary agricultural visas. This change follows a D.C. Circuit decision that found that the government’s routine approval of visas for herders to do long term work was not aligned with federal immigration law. [To accompany Agency Update "Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces Change to Permits for Herders and Shepherds" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 9]

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