Mondaq USA: Immigration
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On May 10, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum that updates the current policy on the calculation of unlawful presence for certain nonimmigrants.
Fakhoury Law Group
The MOU will increase the ability of the agencies to share information and identify, investigate, and prosecute employers who may be discriminating against U.S. workers and/or violating immigration laws.
Morgan Lewis
Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories remain unchanged, while EB-2 India advances slightly.
Dentons
Individuals in the United States on F, J and M visas (including F-2, J-2 and M-2 dependents) who fail to maintain their status will start accruing unlawful presence earlier, potentially spelling trouble...
Green and Spiegel LLP
This proposal would seek to instill a "reasonable expectation" among employers for an audit.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On May 15, 2018, approximately one-month after completing its selections, USCIS announced that it has finished its data entry for all H-1B Cap Petitions selected in the Fiscal Year 2019 Lottery.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On May 10, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum changing the way the agency will calculate the accrual of unlawful presence for students ...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
In order to uphold the "integrity of our nation's immigration system," on October 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began to phase-in a mandate ...
Mayer Brown
An article in Law360 outlines the key items addressed in the Trump administration's spring 2018 regulatory agenda, which was made available to the public in early May 2018.
Mayer Brown
Last week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took another step in the overall DHS effort to reduce the rate of overstays with a focus on the student and exchange visitor populations.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On May 11, 2018, USCIS announced a stunning and unexpected reversal of decades of immigration policy, stating via a Draft Policy Memorandum that the agency will start counting unlawful presence from the date of a visa violation occurs rather than the date the agency decided that a violation occurred.
Green and Spiegel LLP
As a reminder to our clients, USCIS is continuing to deny pending Advance Parole (AP) applications (Form I-131) for applicants who travel abroad before their AP applications are approved.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Following attempts by lawmakers to finalize EB-5 regulations last month, the recent release of the Office of Management and Budget Spring 2018 Unified Agenda now estimates the Final Action for sweeping EB-5 regulatory reform to be finalized in August 2018.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On May 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that temporary protected status (TPS) will end for approximately 57,000 Hondurans, effective January 5, 2020.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Earlier this month, USCIS updated the EB-5 section of its Policy Manual with important I-829 Removal of Conditions-related instructions for officers to grant investors evidence of status.
Green and Spiegel LLP
U.S. News & World Report recently reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has rolled out a new program to test the use of body cameras by CBP employees at nine separate locations.
Littler Mendelson
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently made subtle changes to its eligibility definitions for companies seeking to employ STEM OPT F-1 visa holders.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Beginning April 30, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) started phasing in the use of the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken the first step on its path to rescinding the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), a program that allows qualifying foreign entrepreneurs...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched a modernized version of E-Verify on April 23, 2018. The changes are a result of feedback from E-Verify users ...
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Fisher Phillips LLP
Were you one of the lucky few to "win" one of the 85,000 H-1B visa numbers in this year's random selection process held by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lottery?
Foley Hoag LLP
Today, April 6, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that it has received more H-1B cap ...
Pryor Cashman LLP
USCIS begins the lottery by implementing the random selection process to the master's cap first.
Foley Hoag LLP
International students studying in the U.S. (typically in F-1 nonimmigrant status) must comply with many federal regulations while studying and working in the U.S. Much of their information is coordinated ...
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.
Morgan Lewis
Final Action dates for China and India EB-1 categories will retrogress, while EB-2 China and EB-3 India will advance.
Morgan Lewis
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 20 that it will suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions that are subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 numerical cap.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On Friday, April 6, 2018, USCIS announced that it once again reached the limit for H-1B Petitions submitted for the Fiscal Year 2019 Regular and Master's Cap.
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