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Registration For 2021 Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Now Open
The U.S. Department of State has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2021 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. As in past years, the DV lottery will allow..
United States
16 Oct 2019
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
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 Issues A Significantly Revised Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
Last Friday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a significantly revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.
United States
19 Mar 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
Preparing For The Next H-1B Cap Season
Please review your employment needs now to determine whether you wish to sponsor any of your current or prospective employees for H-1B status.
United States
23 Oct 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
Impact Of Government Shutdown On Immigration Matters
Here is what we know so far about how this past weekend's federal government "shutdown" will affect immigration adjudications and other related matters.
United States
22 Jan 2018
USCIS Restricts Eligibility For TN Economist Category
The new policy restrictions could also affect the ability of previously approved TN Economists to re-enter the U.S. after international travel.
United States
27 Dec 2017
US And Turkey Mutually Suspend Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance
Following the arrest of a Turkish national employee of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. has suspended all nonimmigrant visa services at its consulates in Turkey.
United States
22 Nov 2017
Important Developments In Business Immigration Law
Furthermore, foreign nationals with valid advance parole documents may continue to travel using these documents.
United States
13 Oct 2017
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
USCIS Denying Pending Advance Parole Applications For Abandonment Due To International Travel
This alert examines the USCIS's new policy of denying Advance Parole applications in cases where the applicant has traveled abroad while the parole application was pending.
United States
1 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
H-1B Cap Reached; President Trump Signs H-1B Executive Order
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.
United States
4 May 2017
Recent Developments In Business Immigration Law
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will suspend Premium Processing of all H-1B filings starting on April 3, 2017.
United States
16 Mar 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
Other Immigration News
The new Form I-9 will include some new features, such as a separate third page for reverifications and updates
United States
17 Nov 2016
The Potential Impact Of The U.S. Presidential Election On Business Immigration
Changes to the H-1B statute and regulations such as those proposed by Senator Sessions will require both congressional and executive branch action.
United States
17 Nov 2016
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