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2018 Begins With Early Signs Of Increased Worksite Enforcement Action
As it signaled in late 2017,1 the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's investigative arm)...
United States
11 Jan 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Go Into Full Effect
On December 4, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the restraining orders against President Trump's travel ban.1 The stay means that the September 24, 2017 presidential proclamation restricting travel ...
United States
12 Dec 2017
USCIS Resumes Premium Processing For 2018 H-1B Cap Cases
On September 18, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would resume the premium processing service for fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap cases.
United States
29 Sep 2017
Changes To Foreign Affairs Manual And Developments In The Adjudications Of Nonimmigrant Visas Signal Increased Scrutiny Of Visa Petitions
The FAM provides U.S. Consular Officers with guidance on the adjudication of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas that reflects law, regulation, and current policy.
United States
21 Aug 2017
Labor Secretary Announces Aggressive Stance On Visa Fraud And Abuse
The agency plans to increase its exercise of authority to refer cases of alleged criminal fraud to its Office of Inspector General.
United States
27 Jun 2017
With The Election (Mercifully) Behind Us, What Will A Trump Administration Mean For Employers?
The 2016 Presidential election was arguably the most contentious, unpredictable, and politically polarizing race in this nation's history.
United States
11 Nov 2016
DOL Proposes New Rule For Certain Immigrant And Nonimmigrant Programs Affecting Employment
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a proposed rule to amend employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.
United States
20 Jan 2016
When Transferring Employees To The U.S., Foreign Employers Should Consider Impact If Proposed Changes To Overtime Exemption Are Approved
On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor ("DOL") proposed a revision to the "white collar" overtime exemption rule. As explained by Littler when it testified before the House Subcommittee, "the proposed white collar exemptions are unprecedented in the [Federal Labor Standards Act's] 77-year history."
United States
13 Oct 2015
USCIS To Halt Premium Processing Service For H-1B Extensions
Premium processing requests are filed using Form I-907, and allow a petitioning employer to receive a response from USCIS within 15 calendar days.
United States
27 May 2015
DOL And DHS Issue Interim Final Rule For H-2B Visa Program
The Interim Final Rule was published on April 29, 2015 in the Federal Register for public comment.
United States
7 May 2015
Startup Act 4.0: Senators Reintroduce Bi-Partisan Bill Aimed At Increasing Entrepreneurs' Access To Visas In The STEM Fields
Spearheaded by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a group of six senators introduced a fourth attempt at the Startup Act (S.181).
United States
31 Jan 2015
Policy Changes For High-Skilled Businesses And Workers Are Part Of The President's Immigration Accountability Executive Action Plan
On November 20, 2014, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a policy memorandum to the Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
United States
22 Nov 2014
Department Of State Technical Problems May Delay Issuance Of Visas
The Department of State has announced that it has been experiencing technical operational issues with its visa issuance system.
United States
5 Aug 2014
DHS Proposes Rule Changes Benefitting Spouses Of H-1B Workers And Other Highly Skilled Immigrants
The Department of Homeland Security announced its plans to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants through two proposed rule changes.
United States
14 May 2014
Employers Should Anticipate Tougher Worksite Enforcement Efforts In The Near Future
Assistant Inspector General for Audits Mark Bell discussed the results of an audit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s worksite enforcement processes.
United States
31 Mar 2014
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