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Congress Considering Bills To Radically Change Distribution Of Employment-Based Green Cards
Earlier this month the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 1044), an act that would radically change the way employment-based
United States
31 Jul 2019
Important Recent Developments In Business Immigration Law
A new State Department policy requires all U.S. visa applicants to submit information about social media accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) they have used within the past five years.
United States
19 Jun 2019
Challenges For Canadian L-1 Applicants Presenting Renewal Petitions At The Border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is suddenly, and without advance notice, refusing to adjudicate and process L-1 petition renewals submitted by Canadian nationals at ports-of-entry and at Canadian international airports, ...
United States
26 Apr 2019
USCIS To Implement A Registration System For H-1B Cap Filings And Other Developments
On Monday, Dec. 3, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a proposed regulatory rule to establish an electronic registration program for petitions subject to the annual H-1B lottery.
United States
7 Dec 2018
Registration For Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery To Open On Oct. 3, 2018
The Department of State has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2020 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery.
United States
1 Oct 2018
Recent USCIS Developments
Earlier this week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will extend the suspension of Premium Processing for all pending FY 2019 H-1B cap cases until Feb. 19, 2019.
United States
5 Sep 2018
USCIS Disallows STEM OPT Holders From Training At Third Party Sites
As explained below, we advise that a company may not have STEM OPT individuals at its work site unless it is a direct employer that is part of the e-Verify program.
United States
8 May 2018
USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing For Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Filings
On March 20, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) did an about-face and announced that beginning on April 2 it will suspend Premium Processing of all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap filings.
United States
22 Mar 2018
Registration For Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery To Open On October 3, 2017
This alert provides information on registration for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) lottery, which opens on Oct. 3, 2017.
United States
28 Sep 2017
Supreme Court Permits Limited Version Of Travel Ban To Take Effect
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision allowing the Trump administration's temporary travel ban to go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts...
United States
7 Jul 2017
USCIS Overhauls Eligibility Standard For National Interest Waivers
In a recent precedent decision issued through its Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created a new and flexible analytical framework...
United States
12 Jan 2017
Time To Think About The H-1B Cap Season And Your Employment Needs (October 2016)
On April 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for professional positions. We note that these petitions will have a start date of October 1, 2017.
United States
11 Oct 2016
Recent Developments in Business Immigration Law, Including Implementation of Revised STEM OPT Program
Premium Processing of FY 2017 H-1B Cap Petitions to Begin No Later Than May 16
United States
6 Apr 2016
New Developments In Immigration Law Concerning The Visa Waiver Program, Global Entry, And Changing Jobs During The Permanent Residence Process
Effective December 3, U.K. citizens are eligible to participate in Global Entry, a popular program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
United States
10 Dec 2015
Time To Think About The H-1B Cap Season And Your Employment Needs
Please review your employment needs now to determine whether you wish to sponsor any of your current or potential employees for H-1B status.
United States
9 Nov 2015
Registration For Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Now Open
The U.S. Department of State has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2017 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery.
United States
7 Oct 2015
Important Changes To Become Effective Oct. 1 Permitting Earlier Filings Of Adjustment Of Status Applications
What are the practical effects of filing an adjustment of status application if it won't be processed for many years? There are several.
United States
17 Sep 2015
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