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US Department Of State Releases January 2019 Visa Bulletin
In the January 2019 visa bulletin issued by the US Department of State, EB-1 remains backlogged for all country allotments, advancing by only two-and-a-half to three months.
United States
20 Dec 2018
USCIS Proposes Plan To Implement Preregistration For Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions
A registration program proposed by US Citizenship and Immigration Services would eliminate the need for paper filings prior to the lottery process for cap-subject H-1B petitions.
United States
12 Dec 2018
Online Registration Required For Non-ECR Indian Nationals Traveling On Work Visas
With immediate effect, the Ministry of External Affairs of India has issued a requirement that Indian nationals with non–"Emigration Check Required"
4 Dec 2018
US Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban
The Court's decision affirms President Donald Trump's authority to ban noncitizens from entry into the United States if he finds it necessary for the country's protection.
United States
3 Jul 2018
US Department Of State Releases March 2018 Visa Bulletin
The US Department of State has released its March 2018 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments ...
United States
16 Feb 2018
Government Shutdown: The Impact On Immigration Processes
Most operations are either fee-based or considered "essential" and are therefore expected to proceed normally.
United States
23 Jan 2018
USCIS Considering Elimination Of Some H-1B Extensions Beyond Sixth Year
Potential change would impact three-year extensions under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act.
United States
10 Jan 2018
US Supreme Court Permits Full 'Travel Ban' To Go Into Effect
Pending further appeals, the Court's decisions grant the federal government's request to enforce President Trump's September 24 executive order that limits entry into the United States by nationals from eight countries.
United States
7 Dec 2017
President Trump Orders Enhanced Visa And Travel Restrictions
The proclamation limits visa issuance and entry into the United States by nationals of eight countries:
United States
3 Oct 2017
USCIS Allows Premium Processing Of Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on September 18, 2017 that it will once again allow premium processing of all H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap.
United States
26 Sep 2017
What The Demise Of DACA Means For Employers
Absent congressional action, the Trump administration's decision to wind down the DACA program will end the work authorization of DACA beneficiaries.
United States
12 Sep 2017
USCIS To Begin Interviewing Employment-Based Adjustment Of Status Applicants
USCIS announced on August 28 that, starting on October 1 of this year, it will expand the in-person interview program for persons seeking permanent residence or green card status in the United States.
United States
6 Sep 2017
US Supreme Court Denies Motion To Clarify Scope Of Prior ‘Travel Ban' Decision
The Court's decision leaves in place the relevant parts of a July 13 decision by a federal district judge in Hawaii finding the administration's interpretation of "bona fide relationship with a person or entity...
United States
7 Aug 2017
US State Department Clarifies Implementation Of Travel Ban Exemptions
The diplomatic cable instructs consulates on how to interpret the US Supreme Court's direction to enforce the restriction only against foreign nationals who lack a "bona fide relationship with...
United States
13 Jul 2017
US Supreme Court Grants Partial Stay, Permits Limited 90-Day Travel Ban
The travel ban will go into force regarding "foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
United States
7 Jul 2017
USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing Of H-1B Petitions
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that premium processing of all H-1B petitions (including those subject to the Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B cap or quota) will be suspended temporarily.
United States
15 Mar 2017
Travel Ban Update: Ninth Circuit Ruling And What's Next
US President Donald Trump's executive order (EO)—which included directives to ban the entry of individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days—remains on hold after the US Court of Appeals...
United States
23 Feb 2017
USCIS Announces I-485 Supplement J To Confirm Bona Fide Job Offers
Beginning January 17, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires the use of the new supplement to the adjustment of status application—Form I-485 Supplement J.
United States
25 Jan 2017
A Closer Look At The USCIS Final Rule On High-Skilled Immigration
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services published a final rule that significantly affects the ability of employers to employ and retain foreign national workers in the United States (Final Rule).
United States
8 Dec 2016
Long-Awaited DHS Regulation To Ease Job Portability Announced
The final regulation, which will take effect on January 17, 2017, clarifies USCIS policies and improves job portability for highly skilled foreign workers.
United States
28 Nov 2016
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