Mondaq USA: Immigration > Work Visas
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order, "Buy American, Hire American."
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.
Vedder, Price P.C.
On January 17, 2017, a new Department of Homeland Security rule took effect. "Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled...
Green and Spiegel LLP
In a Federal Register Notice published earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State ("DOS") has requested emergency regulatory approval for a supplemental questionnaire Form, known as the DS-5535.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On March, 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was suspending premium processing for all H-1B petitions commencing April 3, 2017.
Vedder, Price P.C.
This is a reminder that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
Morgan Lewis
The June 2017 Visa Bulletin includes both a Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart and an Application Final Action Dates chart.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The United States has long offered its domestic industrial base preferential treatment in the Federal government marketplace through laws and regulations requiring agencies to prefer purchase...
Littler Mendelson
On May 4, 2017, Congress passed an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through Fiscal Year 2017.
Green and Spiegel LLP
U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division manager Matthew Galati was featured in a recent Associated Press article, "Chinese spent $24B on U.S., other ‘golden visas.'"
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 3, 2017, that data entry for the FY2018 H-1B visa lottery has been completed and that petitions not accepted under the lottery selection process will be returned.
Dentons
The USCIS announced on May 3, 2017 that it completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in its computer-generated random selection process...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
USCIS is requesting that petitioning employers refrain from inquiring into the status of cap-subject petitions until employers have received a receipt notice or the returned cap-subject petition.
Fisher Phillips LLP
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
This week the separate and heated debates on immigration, jobs and infrastructure crystalized around the question of whether, in some ways, all three can work together.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The extension confirms that the minimum investment amount in Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) will continue to be $500,000 and that there are no changes to the rules governing TEA designation.
Troutman Sanders LLP
By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the current administration's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and about the proposed travel ban against foreign nationals...
Fisher Phillips LLP
New presidents are often judged based on their accomplishments in their first 100 days in office. President Trump is no exception to that rule.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
On April 18, 2017, the president of the United States of America signed an Executive Order to impede the awarding of H-1B visas to foreign specialists.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
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.
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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.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the annual H-1B quota for both the regular 65,000 visa petition bachelor's degree cap and the 20,000 visa petition U.S. master's degree cap has been met for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
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.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In our continuing series of reports, Charles ("Charlie") Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers' Association).
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.
Morgan Lewis
The June 2017 Visa Bulletin includes both a Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart and an Application Final Action Dates chart.
Green and Spiegel LLP
We are continuing our analysis of what to expect for business immigration from the Trump Administration.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The U.S. Department of State has announced the opening date of the registration period for the FY 2018 Diversity Visa Lottery.
Immigration.ca
Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 7th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 57th overall, inviting 3749 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs.
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