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Consular Electronic Application Forms Add Social Media History Questions – Heads UP Visa Applicants!
Applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas must use the Department of State's Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) to complete on-line forms for nonimmigrant (DS-160) or immigrant (DS-260) visas
United States
4 Jun 2019
USCIS Publishes Final Rule On H-1B Registration And Scheme For A More Effective H-1B Program
On January 31, 2019, the USCIS published its final rule amending H-1B regulations which operate to change two important aspects of filing cap-subject H-1B visa petitions, effective April 1, 2019.
United States
28 Feb 2019
The IRS And The FICA, FUTA And Federal Income Tax Traps For Employers With Non-Resident Alien Employees
With all of the payroll complexities that employers face, it is no surprise that a special set of rules that applies to only a small category of employees is frequently overlooked.
United States
20 Feb 2019
January 2 Marks The Comment Deadline On The USCIS Proposed Changes To The H-1B Visa Lottery Process – Now What?
January 2 marked the end of the public comment period on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published on December 3, 2018 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ...
United States
9 Jan 2019
U.S. Ban For Canadian Cannabis Workers?
On October 17, 2018, Canada became the second country behind Uruguay to legalize adult recreational cannabis use, while the U.S. federal law on the topic remains stuck in a political rut.
25 Oct 2018
USMCA –All Quiet On The Immigration Front
The U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) text posted very late on September 30, 2018 heralded hardly any news of note on the immigration front other than that the immigration provisions contained...
United States
9 Oct 2018
Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Availability—When To File To Adjust Status To Permanent Resident?
The Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA") sets forth preference classes to which the yearly allotment of 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas (or "green cards") are allocated.
United States
4 Oct 2018
Canada, Cannabis, And Crossing The Continent: Considerations For Canada-U.S. Companies, Business Travelers, And Investors
It is also important to stress that even though a nonimmigrant waiver is available, they are difficult to obtain.
2 Oct 2018
New USCIS ‘Deportation' Policy May Impact Legal Foreign Workers
On July 5, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance dated June 28, 2018 regarding when officers should issue a "Notice to Appear" (NTA).
United States
14 Aug 2018
At A Crossroad: Consular Options To Immigrate As USCIS Adjustment Backlogs Increase
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 ...
United States
16 May 2018
Termination Of Temporary Protected Status: The End Of The Road?
Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") has been available for citizens of El Salvador who have been physically present and residing in the United States since February 13, 2001.
United States
27 Apr 2018
Preparing For The H-1B Lottery – What To Expect For FY2019
April 2, 2018 marks the first day of a five-day window to file cap-subject H-1Bs with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for the upcoming fiscal year (FY 2019), which begins on October 1, 2018.
United States
19 Mar 2018
Interagency Cooperation: Raising The Bar For Immigration Compliance
On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should again be open for business for a flood of H-1B petition filings, which are subject to the annual cap.
United States
18 Jan 2018
Rumored Changes To The H Visa Category
Many of these workers have been waiting in line for a green card for over a decade.
United States
11 Jan 2018
Holiday Travel Advisory – Beware Changing Interpretation Of "Economist" For Foreign Nationals Holding TN Status
n addition to the long lines, weather delays, expensive travel tickets, and the list of other travel headaches during the holiday season, certain foreign nationals holding Trade NAFTA (TN) status ...
United States
28 Dec 2017
Employment Verification And The Ever Changing Landscape Of TPS: What Should Employers Do?
How should or can employers who know they employ Temporary Protected Status (or TPS) workers prepare for elimination of TPS for nationals of certain countries?
United States
23 Nov 2017
Worksite Enforcement Under The Trump Administration – What To Expect
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("IRCA") put the burden of verifying that new hires are authorized to work in the United States squarely on the shoulders of United States employers.
United States
3 Nov 2017
What's New In Immigration Law?
Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), effective immediately, foreign nationals ...
United States
24 Oct 2017
Survival In The Immigration Culture Of Delay And Social Media Mining - Adjustment Interviews
On September 1, 2017, DOS revised its guidance on how to interpret when a visa applicant may have misrepresented information in an application for a visa...
United States
17 Oct 2017
Travel Ban Expires, Replaced By Presidential Proclamation Restricting Travel For Certain Nationals Of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, And Somalia
On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation entitled, "Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists...
United States
3 Oct 2017
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