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Trump Administration Announces Plan For Immigration Reform
In an announcement on Thursday, May 16, 2019, President Trump unveiled an outline of his new legislative plan to modernize the nation's immigration framework, promising to "establish[] a new legal immigration system
United States
4 Jun 2019
Potential Changes To U.S.-Canadian Border Policy
On April 25, 2019, the AILA issued a practice alert announcing that the nationwide immigration association had "been in discussions with CBP related to what appeared to be an unannounced policy change in L-1...
United States
23 May 2019
H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates For FY 2020
Employers seeking to sponsor H-1B workers for fiscal year 2020 can begin filing petitions on April 1, 2019, for a start date of October 1, 2019.
United States
13 Mar 2019
How Will The Partial Government Shutdown Affect Employers, Especially Federal Contractors?
After a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill, Congress adjourned Friday evening without reaching a deal to fund portions of the U.S. government, resulting in a partial government closure
United States
4 Jan 2019
New USCIS Policy Memo And Efforts To Combat Fraud In The H-1B Visa Program
Starting October 1, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing its June 28, 2018 policy memorandum1 to prioritize the removal of foreign nationals ...
United States
3 Oct 2018
USCIS Developments On The Discretion Afforded Adjudicators, And H-1B Premium Processing
In recent weeks, several notable policy changes have taken place concerning the adjudication of immigration petitions by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
United States
19 Sep 2018
Visa Denial Results In Imminent Deportation For Foreign Nationals
Earlier this month, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum providing guidance on Executive Order 13768 ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
District Court Preliminarily Enjoins Some Components Of California Sanctuary Laws Impacting Employers
On July 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained a partial victory in its challenge of California's Immigrant Worker Protection Act ("Assembly Bill 450" or "AB 450") ...
United States
19 Jul 2018
USCIS And DOJ Partner To Protect U.S. Workers From Hiring Policies That Favor Foreign Visa Workers
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have partnered to establish a framework to efficiently manage and maintain information sharing to better detect...
United States
18 May 2018
USCIS Issues Changes To Off-Site Placement Of STEM OPT F-1 Visa Holders
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently made subtle changes to its eligibility definitions for companies seeking to employ STEM OPT F-1 visa holders.
United States
11 May 2018
USCIS Suspends Premium Processing For Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
On March 21, 2018, USCIS announced that it will again temporarily suspend premium processing for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions.
United States
4 Apr 2018
DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions On Employers' Ability To Allow ICE Into The Workplace
The Immigrant Worker Protection Act became effective on January 1, 2018.
United States
14 Mar 2018
USCIS Publishes Policy Memorandum On H-1B Third-Party Worksite Requirements
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a memorandum establishing its policy relating to H-1B petitions filed for employees who will be working at one or more third-party worksites.
United States
1 Mar 2018
H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates For FY 2019
USCIS accepted petitions for the first five business days before announcing that it had received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions and that the cap was closed.
United States
9 Feb 2018
State Of The Union Address Reaffirms Newly Released Framework For Immigration Reform And Border Security
During his January 30, 2018 State of the Union address, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to the administration's immigration reform and border security framework.
United States
2 Feb 2018
2018 Begins With Early Signs Of Increased Worksite Enforcement Action
As it signaled in late 2017,1 the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's investigative arm)...
United States
11 Jan 2018
Possible Changes To H-1B Extension Rules And Their Potential Implications
According to a news report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering ending the ability to extend H-1B visas beyond the six-year limit of authorized stay.
United States
9 Jan 2018
Review, Revise Or Rescind – Agency Plans And Unified Agenda Reveal More Regulatory Editing Is In Store For 2018
The Trump administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("regulatory agenda"), released on December 14, 2017, indicates agencies are taking a hard look ...
United States
19 Dec 2017
DHS Announces Termination Of Certain Countries' Temporary Protected Status Designation
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has the authority to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible foreign-born individuals who are unable to return home...
United States
14 Dec 2017
Employers Should Prepare Now For Increased ICE Enforcement
Increased immigration enforcement and a reduction in illegal entry into the United States remain among the Trump administration's highest priorities.
United States
10 Nov 2017
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