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USCIS Suspends Premium Processing For Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
Yesterday, USCIS announced that beginning April 2, 2018, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B Petitions, including Petitions...
United States
22 Mar 2018
Supreme Court Allows Partial Travel Ban To Take Effect - Agrees To Hear Case In October
The United States Supreme Court, in a "per curiam" (by the court) decision, has handed the Trump Administration a victory in its long-running desire to implement a travel ban on nationals of six...
United States
14 Jul 2017
California Court Of Appeal Holds That Workers Are Entitled To Federal And California Wage And Hour Protections Regardless Of Immigration Or Work Authorization Status
Last week, on June 15, 2017, a California Court of Appeal reaffirmed the principle that individuals performing work for the direct benefit of an employer are entitled to wage and hour protections...
United States
10 Jul 2017
H-1B Premium Processing For Certain Foreign National Physicians Has Resumed
Effective Monday, June 26, 2017, USCIS has resumed premium processing of H-1B petitions filed for physicians who have been granted a waiver of their J-1 two-year home residency requirement...
United States
10 Jul 2017
Department Of Labor Sets Its Sights On Foreign Worker Visa Fraud And Abuse
In a Press Release issued on June 6, 2017, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the Department of Labor's (DOL) aggressive plan of action to combat visa program fraud and abuse.
United States
22 Jun 2017
EB-5 Alert: Regional Center Program Receives Clean Extension Until September 30, 2017
The extension confirms that the minimum investment amount in Targeted Employment Areas (TEA) will continue to be $500,000 and that there are no changes to the rules governing TEA designation.
United States
9 May 2017
Latest Executive Order Ban
On Tuesday, United States District Court Judge William H. Orrick struck down President Trump's executive order to penalize "sanctuary cities."
United States
4 May 2017
Form I-9 Alert: Social Security Numbers Scrambled On I-9 Forms Completed In November 2016!
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an alert this week warning employers of a technical glitch in its online system.
United States
2 May 2017
New EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audits And Recent FBI Raids Suggest Increasing Enforcement Of Future EB-5 Program
The Audit Program is advertised as an additional way to enhance EB-5 program integrity and verify information in regional center applications and annual certifications.
United States
27 Apr 2017
US Citizenship And Immigration Services Steps Up Enforcement Against H-1B Employers – Are You At Risk?
In an announcement issued April 4, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that it will begin a "more targeted" campaign of site visits to the worksites where H-1B beneficiaries are employed.
United States
20 Apr 2017
USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap For FY 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced this morning that it has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018.
United States
18 Apr 2017
President Trumps Latest Travel Ban Blocked [For Now]
Federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on President Trump's latest travel ban.
United States
12 Apr 2017
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Announces Temporary Suspension Of Premium Processing Program For All H-1B Petitions
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Friday, March 3, 2017...
United States
15 Mar 2017
U.S. Citizenship, The Naturalization Process
Given the recent instability of immigration rules under the Trump Administration, legal permanent residents are highly advised to become naturalized U.S. Citizens....
United States
7 Mar 2017
Executive Order On Immigration – "Protecting The Nation From Terrorist Attacks By Foreign Nationals"
On January 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States."
United States
10 Feb 2017
DHS Publishes Final International Entrepreneur Rule
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published a final rule to improve the ability of certain promising start-up founders to begin growing their companies within the United States...
United States
9 Feb 2017
Ignoring Changes To The New ‘Smart' Form I-9 Will Be Costly
On Aug. 25, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a revised Form I-9 for use in Employment Eligibility Verification.
United States
15 Sep 2016
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