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Withers LLP
The number of persons renouncing U.S. citizenship has seen a dramatic increase over the past few years.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The House was initially not expected to pass this version of the bill, and despite today’s vote, will likely mount a different challenge to these executive orders.
Foley & Lardner
Employers who seek to reduce disincentives that currently encourage H-1B non-immigrant employees to abandon adjustment to lawful permanent residence status will benefit from a new employment authorization rule announced on February 24, 2015, by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).
Proskauer Rose LLP
On January 19, 2015, my wife and me, Global Entry participants completed our NEXUS interviews at the Pearson Airport in Ontario, Canada, and were accepted into the program.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on February 24 that certain qualifying spouses of H-1B workers will be allowed to apply for a work permit beginning on May 26, 2015.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has fully implemented its program to automate Form I-94 at all air and sea ports.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The H-1B filing period for FY2016 is quickly approaching. On April 1, 2015, the immigration service (USCIS) will begin accepting petitions for a start date of no earlier than October 1, 2015.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
It is important to note that those who were granted DACA already under the program implemented in 2012 are in no way affected by this ruling, so they should apply for their DACA renewal as planned.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
EB-3 Worldwide moves 5 months to 01JUN2014, while EB-3 China moves 7 weeks to 22OCT2011 and EB-3 India moves 1 week to 01JAN2004.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Republican leaders and both branches of Congress failed Friday to come to a long-term agreement to provide fiscal year funding for the Department of Homeland Security...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Ten minutes before funding for the Department of Homeland Security ran out at midnight on February 27th, President Obama signed the one-week funding extension passed by Congress late Friday night
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States.
Morgan Lewis
The rule creates employment eligibility for H-4 spouses where the H-1B principal is subject to I-140 backlogs or is AC-21 eligible.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Are you that "certain someone"? That "certain spouse" of an H-1B worker who will be eligible for H-4 work authorization?
Fox Rothschild LLP
According to Rodríguez, finalizing the H-4 employment eligibility was an important element of the immigration executive actions President Obama announced in November 2014.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Senate remains at a stalemate over funding of the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"), with funding running out on Friday, February 27.
Proskauer Rose LLP
USCIS announced that starting May 26, 2015 it will be accepting applications for employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Department of Homeland Security announced that the agency is extending employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants.
Fox Rothschild LLP
For those in the immigration world, spring is H-1B season.
Morgan Lewis
Cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category advance by sixteen months, cutoff dates in EB-3 for the Rest of the World advance by five months, cutoff dates for China advance by five and a half months, and EB-3 China is still ahead of EB-2 China.
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Fox Rothschild LLP
Much has been reported regarding President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action. And, of course, there is still uncertainty regarding when and exactly what measures will be implemented by the Immigration Service.
Fox Rothschild LLP
H-1B cap season is upon us, but will the H-1B cap be increased? You may have heard of the "I-Squared Act of 2015" (aka the "Immigration Innovation Act of 2015" or S. 153), introduced in the Senate in mid-January.
Littler Mendelson
Employers who wish to sponsor H-1B workers for Fiscal Year 2015 can begin filing petitions on April 1, 2014 for a start date of October 1, 2014
Morgan Lewis
Cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category advance by sixteen months, cutoff dates in EB-3 for the Rest of the World advance by five months, cutoff dates for China advance by five and a half months, and EB-3 China is still ahead of EB-2 China.
Morgan Lewis
The rule creates employment eligibility for H-4 spouses where the H-1B principal is subject to I-140 backlogs or is AC-21 eligible.
Littler Mendelson
There is an annual limit of 65,000 visas available for H-1B petitions, with an additional 20,000 reserved for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher.
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.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This alert is a reminder of the rapidly approaching April 1, 2015 deadline for the filing of H-1B visa petitions for Fiscal Year 2016.
Proskauer Rose LLP
President Obama's immigration address to the nation on November 20, 2014 focused on the undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Proskauer Rose LLP
USCIS To Accept Expanded DACA Applications Starting February 18 - DAPA Applications Sometime In May
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