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Congress Considering Bills To Radically Change Distribution Of Employment-Based Green Cards
Earlier this month the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 1044), an act that would radically change the way employment-based
United States
31 Jul 2019
Important Recent Developments In Business Immigration Law
A new State Department policy requires all U.S. visa applicants to submit information about social media accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) they have used within the past five years.
United States
19 Jun 2019
Challenges For Canadian L-1 Applicants Presenting Renewal Petitions At The Border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is suddenly, and without advance notice, refusing to adjudicate and process L-1 petition renewals submitted by Canadian nationals at ports-of-entry and at Canadian international airports, ...
United States
26 Apr 2019
USCIS Issues A Significantly Revised Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
Last Friday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a significantly revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.
United States
19 Mar 2019
USCIS To Implement A Registration System For H-1B Cap Filings And Other Developments
On Monday, Dec. 3, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a proposed regulatory rule to establish an electronic registration program for petitions subject to the annual H-1B lottery.
United States
7 Dec 2018
Registration For Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery To Open On Oct. 3, 2018
The Department of State has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2020 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery.
United States
1 Oct 2018
USCIS Disallows STEM OPT Holders From Training At Third Party Sites
As explained below, we advise that a company may not have STEM OPT individuals at its work site unless it is a direct employer that is part of the e-Verify program.
United States
8 May 2018
USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing For Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Filings
On March 20, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) did an about-face and announced that beginning on April 2 it will suspend Premium Processing of all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap filings.
United States
22 Mar 2018
Impact Of Government Shutdown On Immigration Matters
Here is what we know so far about how this past weekend's federal government "shutdown" will affect immigration adjudications and other related matters.
United States
22 Jan 2018
Time To Think About the H-1B Cap Season And Your Employment Needs - January 16, 2018
On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for professional positions.
United States
17 Jan 2018
US And Turkey Mutually Suspend Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance
Following the arrest of a Turkish national employee of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. has suspended all nonimmigrant visa services at its consulates in Turkey.
United States
22 Nov 2017
Important Developments In Business Immigration Law
Furthermore, foreign nationals with valid advance parole documents may continue to travel using these documents.
United States
13 Oct 2017
Registration For Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery To Open On October 3, 2017
This alert provides information on registration for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) lottery, which opens on Oct. 3, 2017.
United States
28 Sep 2017
USCIS To Mandate In-Person Interviews For All Employment-Based Permanent Residence Applicants
USCIS has announced that starting Oct. 1, all foreign nationals who have submitted employment-based adjustment of status applications will now be required to undergo a personal interview...
United States
12 Sep 2017
Supreme Court Permits Limited Version Of Travel Ban To Take Effect
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision allowing the Trump administration's temporary travel ban to go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts...
United States
7 Jul 2017
H-1B Cap Reached; President Trump Signs H-1B Executive Order
The fact that the H-1B numbers were used up so quickly demonstrates once again that Congress must act now to increase H-1B availability for American employers to bring highly educated and skilled professionals to work in the United States.
United States
4 May 2017
Extending Work Authorization For Recent Graduates Working On OPT
Many of you are planning on filing Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 H-1B cap cases for recent graduates working for you on a post-degree completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) Employment Authorization Document.
United States
31 Mar 2017
Recent Developments In Business Immigration Law
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will suspend Premium Processing of all H-1B filings starting on April 3, 2017.
United States
16 Mar 2017
Sponsoring Foreign Nationals: What Employers Should Know
Business Immigration partner Matthew S. Dunn's article "Sponsoring Foreign Nationals: What Employers Should Know," appeared in the Feb. 3, 2017 issue of Human Resource Executive Online.
United States
15 Feb 2017
The "Leaked" Draft Executive Order Hints At What Lies Ahead For Business Immigration
On the heels of the controversial executive order barring entry of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries, President Trump is now about to set his sights on business immigration issues.
United States
9 Feb 2017
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