Mondaq USA: Immigration
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13769, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States," (EO1), which went into effect immediately.
Green and Spiegel LLP
U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division manager Matthew Galati was featured in a June 21, 2017 article published in The Real Deal, "Government releases crucial EB-5 data – but beware, it could be full of flaws."
Green and Spiegel LLP
We are continuing our coverage of USCIS' publishing of I-526 and I-829 performance data by Regional Center.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In a Press Release issued on June 6, 2017, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the Department of Labor's (DOL) aggressive plan of action to combat visa program fraud and abuse.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On June 6, 2017, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) will conduct increased enforcement efforts encompassing all of the foreign visa worker...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On May 31st, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they have published a new update on the I-94 website.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Determining options after an EB-5 loan is to be repaid has been one of the most vexing points of advising clients in how to utilize immigrant capital in a matter that satisfies the "at risk" requirement.
Foley Hoag LLP
In the wake of several executive orders on immigration, ICE—the federal agency responsible for enforcing the nation's immigration laws—has ramped up enforcement activities.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The order in question is the Trump Administration's revised Executive Order of March 6, 2017 ("revised EO").
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that President Trump's travel ban should remain on hold, upholding a preliminary injunction issued...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that President Trump's travel ban should remain on hold, upholding a preliminary injunction issued in March 2017 by a lower court.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On June 1st, the Washington Post reported that "Consular officers at U.S. embassies around the world have started more intensive vetting of some visa applicants, including asking for their social media...
Fakhoury Law Group
Authorization bills direct how federal funds should or should not be used and are typically made for single fiscal years, but are often renewed in subsequent law.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
As part of a policy implementing "extreme vetting" of visa applicants in order to tighten immigration controls, the Trump administration approved a new questionnaire (Form DS-5535, Supplemental Questions...
Green and Spiegel LLP
In its stated efforts to streamline the I-94 process, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made it easier for travelers to check the end of their lawful admission period in the United States.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As we head into the summer, there is no certainty that we will see changes to the EB-5 Program. Lawmakers may simply not act, which may result in EB-5 being included in Continuing Resolutions...
Andrews Kurth LLP
As detailed in our previous alert on this issue, on April 10, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered a hearing en banc to review the legality of the 90-day...
Green and Spiegel LLP
In its stated efforts to streamline the I-94 process, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made it easier for travelers to check the end of their lawful admission period in the United States.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On May 24, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a response to a recent bipartisan inquiry led by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary's chairman...
Green and Spiegel LLP
As detailed in an earlier post, On May 23, the Trump Administration obtained approval by the Office of Management and Budget to implement a supplemental questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants.
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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 17, 2017, that it had completed its annual H-1B lottery and had selected a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 65,000 petition bachelor's degree cap and the 20,000 petition U.S. master's degree cap.
Vedder, Price P.C.
On March 3, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that they will be temporarily suspending "premium processing" for all H-1B petitions received on or after April 3, 2017.
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
Today, after receiving 199,000 petitions,USCIS announced that it conducted its lottery on April 11 to select the H-1B petitions that it will adjudicate for the 65,000 general-cap and 20,000 master's cap...
Immigration.ca
The Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness (MIDI) announced a maximum number of 5000 Skilled Worker Program applications submitted on line ("Mon projet Quebec"), will be accepted for its intake period in 2017. The period of reception will be revealed at a later date.
Dentons
Effective October 1, 2016, green cards will become more readily available for most people immigrating to the United States on employment-based (EB) immigrant visa categories.
Green and Spiegel LLP
We are continuing our analysis of what to expect for business immigration from the Trump Administration.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13769, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States," (EO1), which went into effect immediately.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Determining options after an EB-5 loan is to be repaid has been one of the most vexing points of advising clients in how to utilize immigrant capital in a matter that satisfies the "at risk" requirement.
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