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By Tim Braswell
On April 11, 2018, USCIS announced that it had used a computer-generated random process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption, ...
By Tim Braswell
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched a new website, USCIS called it "the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification."
By Tim Braswell
On April 4, 2018, L. Francis Cissna, Director of USCIS, sent a letter to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary discussing the agency's review...
By Tim Braswell
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently reminded F-1 students on Optional Practical Training that transferring to another school or beginning study at another educational level ...
By Tim Braswell
On May 14, 2018, USCIS began recalling approximately 8,500 permanent resident cards ("green cards") due to a production error.
By Tim Braswell
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced on May 25, 2018, that an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be available for fiscal year 2018.
By Tim Braswell
USCIS announced on May 16, 2018, that it is revising guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy.
Until now, family permit applicants have had to wait several months for the issuance of their residence permits before being allowed to start work.
The requirement to register applies to all categories of engineers, project managers and surveyors already holding residence permits in Qatar.
The Immigration Department in Santiago, Chile has recently collapsed, causing significant delays with immigration processes, such as in decisions, resolutions, permits, visas, etc.
That appeared to contradict other Trump administration efforts to reduce migration to the United States generally.
U.S. Alert - USCIS Issues New Policy on Accrual of Unlawful Presence for F, J, M Nonimmigrants.
By Tim Braswell
The MOU will increase the ability of the agencies to share information and identify, investigate, and prosecute employers who may be discriminating against U.S. workers and/or violating immigration laws.
By Melissa Winkler
Employers placing an H-1B employee at a third-party worksite must establish that the employee will be employed in a specialty occupation and that the employer will maintain an employer-employee relationship.
By Tim Braswell
The Trump administration has signaled that the IER is likely on the chopping block.