Mondaq USA: Immigration
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The General Affairs Council adopted the proposed directive on conditions of entry and residence of non-EEA nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The new federal fiscal year begins on October 1, bringing an infusion of visa numbers.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Fiscal year 2015 cap-subject H-1B petitions selected and approved by USCIS will be valid starting October 1, 2014.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The administration of President Barack Obama, like the George W. Bush administration before it, has pushed for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)—to no avail.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
It is almost October 1st, when thousands of new H-1B visas will become effective with the onset of the US government’s 2015 fiscal year.
Fox Rothschild LLP
If you’re anxiously awaiting news regarding work authorization for certain H-4 nonimmigrants, here’s the latest: ..
McDermott Will & Emery
Carpentier looks at recent cases involving ICE sanctions against employers for I-9 violations and concludes that the agency will continue to ramp up its enforcement efforts.
Morgan Lewis
The bulletin shows continued forward movement in the EB-2 India category while the cutoff dates in most other employment-based categories remain unchanged.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published updated information regarding the performance issues with the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD).
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Consular Consolidated Database is continuing to experience technical problems, which is limiting the State Department’s visa processing capacity.
Foley & Lardner
As we have noted in prior posts, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") has been aggressively pursuing I-9 inspections and imposing record fines (about $12.5 million per year)
Fox Rothschild LLP
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented an electronic Form I-94 process in 2013.
Morgan Lewis
The Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently issuing documents at a reduced capacity; it is expected to take weeks to resume full system functionality.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
There continue to be delays in the issuance of visas at consular posts around the globe.
Foley & Lardner
Getting an H-1B nonimmigrant visa for new employment with a private employer in the United States has become an obstacle course.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Consular Affairs nonimmigrant visa system suffered an outage last week.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Multiple reports have confirmed that the U.S. Department of State’s global database for issuing travel documents recently crashed.
Fox Rothschild LLP
An unspecified glitch in a global database used by the US government to issue passports and travel visas has left countless people around the world unable to travel.
Ford & Harrison LLP
A State Department spokesperson has stated that technological glitches in the Consular Consolidated Database have caused the system to crash.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate has recently begun implementation of an L-1 site inspection program.
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On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015), also known as the Green Card Lottery.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On May 12, 2014, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Proposed Rule that would amend provisions of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS’s) Regulations regarding work authorization for certain H-4 nonimmigrants.
Day Pitney LLP
Employers of foreign nationals should note that registration for the Fiscal Year 2015 Diversity Visa ("DV") Lottery opened yesterday, October 1, 2013, at noon (EDT) and will remain open until noon (EDT) on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Fox Rothschild LLP
If you’re anxiously awaiting news regarding work authorization for certain H-4 nonimmigrants, here’s the latest: ..
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On May 12, 2014, US Citizenship and Immigration Services published two notices of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Consular Consolidated Database is continuing to experience technical problems, which is limiting the State Department’s visa processing capacity.
Morgan Lewis
The bulletin shows minor advancement in the EB-2 category for applicants chargeable to India and China.
Fox Rothschild LLP
As you may know by now, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has fully implemented its program to automate Form I-94 at all air and sea ports pursuant to the agency’s interim final regulation.
Fox Rothschild LLP
An unspecified glitch in a global database used by the US government to issue passports and travel visas has left countless people around the world unable to travel.
Ford & Harrison LLP
We are releasing this Alert to remind employers of the fast approaching April 1, 2014 deadline for filing H-1B work visa petitions on behalf of foreign employees who need sponsorship for long-term work authorization in the U.S.
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