Mondaq USA: Immigration
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As a result, there are long wait times, of years or even decades, for many family-based immigrant visas.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Chinese nationals experienced some advances with 9+ weeks in the EB-2 category and 8+ weeks in the EB-3 category.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Local HSI offices are keeping ICE's Deputy Director Thomas Homan's promise of increasing its activities not just across the nation but more specifically targeting sanctuary cities and states like California.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On February 13, 2018, a U.S. district court in New York issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On February 14, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) payments for forty-one fee based forms.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
In honor of St. Valentine's Day, our team wanted to send a reminder of the immigration options available to married and engaged couples.
Morgan Lewis
The US Department of State has released its March 2018 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
True to its word, last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents issued Notices of Inspection (NOIs) at seventy-seven Northern California businesses.
Holland & Knight
New H-1B visa petitions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which begins Oct. 1, 2018, will be accepted for filing starting on April 1, 2018, which means employers should have their H-1B visa petitions ready to be sent to USCIS...
Kean Miller LLP
Companies that anticipate filing petitions for new H-1B visas to employ foreign guest workers in a "specialty occupation" should begin working now with their immigration counsel...
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
The President's third version of the Travel Ban (a Proclamation dated September 24, 2017) won a preliminary victory this week at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Congress nearly averted a shutdown last week, but just missed the mark when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) temporarily blocked Senate passage of the fifth – and supposedly final
Green and Spiegel LLP
February 9, 2018 -- The most recent government shutdown showdown resulted in a brief (several-hour) lapse in the EB-5 Regional Center Program after the last Continuing Resolution expired at midnight.
Littler Mendelson
USCIS accepted petitions for the first five business days before announcing that it had received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions and that the cap was closed.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Federal immigration agents bombarded 7-Eleven convenience stores across the country on January 10, arresting alleged undocumented employees and demanding employment verification paperwork from managers.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On February 6, 2018, President Trump issued a national security presidential memorandum directing the establishment of a vetting center to promote border and immigration security and ensure the safety and security of the United States.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Companies who employ DACA beneficiaries can rest easier – at least for now. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, San Francisco U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted an injunction ...
Phelps Dunbar LLP
The April 1, 2018, deadline for H-1B visa petitions will be here soon.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
The impacts of the U.S. Government shutdown are beginning to manifest. The government recently announced E-Verify is currently not available due to the lack of federal funding.
Archer & Greiner P.C.
The Trump Administration has prioritized worksite enforcement for 2018 and beyond as part of the "Make America Great Again" agenda to include punishing employers who employ unauthorized workers.
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Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H-1B petitions have increased by more than 45% this year compared to the same timeframe in 2016, Reuters reports.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Although we are still officially in the year 2017, it is a good time for employers to start preparing for the H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019.
Morgan Lewis
Potential change would impact three-year extensions under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act.
Fisher Phillips LLP
If Congress cannot approve a budget by this Friday at midnight, the federal government will shut down.
Fakhoury Law Group
In April 2017, President Trump issued the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order.
Morgan Lewis
The US Department of State has released its February 2018 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments...
Fisher Phillips LLP
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017 ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its regulatory plan for 2018, which aligns with President Trump's Executive Order, Buy American Hire American.
Fakhoury Law Group
It is common knowledge, even outside the immigration world, that the Trump Administration is attempting to tighten immigration.
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