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May 25, 2017 – The US EB-5 investment immigration program has been granted another temporary extension, this time until September 30, 2017, with the Trump administration calling for its repair.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued a notice in the Federal Register evidencing that it intends to carry out President Trump's goal of "extreme vetting."
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On March 21, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new restrictions on electronic devices carried on U.S.-bound direct flights from 10 airports in primarily Muslim countries.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Super Lawyers Magazine has selected U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode and Senior Associate Matthew Galati to the 2017-18 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in the field of Business Immigration.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The White House formally notified Congress on Thursday of the Trump administration's intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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 6, 2017, President Trump issued a revised Executive Order banning entry into the United States for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days.
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.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a follow-up Executive Order (EO) revoking the original travel ban of January 27, 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.
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.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On May 1st, U.S. Practice Director, Jonathan Grode was invited to be a guest speaker for the USCIS Naturalization Ceremony at Abington High School in Abington, PA.
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...
Green and Spiegel LLP
U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode was quoted in a May 10th article featured in Forbes regarding the EB-5 immigrant investor program.
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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.
Morgan Lewis
The June 2017 Visa Bulletin includes both a Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart and an Application Final Action Dates chart.
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.
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.
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...
Green and Spiegel LLP
We are continuing our analysis of what to expect for business immigration from the Trump Administration.
Proskauer Rose LLP
We commented on all those public announcements about H-1B's in our blog of April 5, 2017, skeptical as to whether they indicated that the program would really be restructured. Then on April 18, the President issued his Executive Order: Buy American and Hire American.
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