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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
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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
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Important Recent Developments In Business Immigration Law
A new State Department policy requires all U.S. visa applicants to submit information about social media accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) they have used within the past five years.
United States
19 Jun 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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USCIS Disallows STEM OPT Holders From Training At Third Party Sites
As explained below, we advise that a company may not have STEM OPT individuals at its work site unless it is a direct employer that is part of the e-Verify program.
United States
8 May 2018
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USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing For Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Filings
On March 20, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) did an about-face and announced that beginning on April 2 it will suspend Premium Processing of all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap filings.
United States
22 Mar 2018
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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
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Time To Think About the H-1B Cap Season And Your Employment Needs - January 16, 2018
On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for professional positions.
United States
17 Jan 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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USCIS To Mandate In-Person Interviews For All Employment-Based Permanent Residence Applicants
USCIS has announced that starting Oct. 1, all foreign nationals who have submitted employment-based adjustment of status applications will now be required to undergo a personal interview...
United States
12 Sep 2017
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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
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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
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