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The Latest And Greatest Developments In Immigration Law
Under the auspices of BAHA, the U.S. immigration landscape has seen many changes in rules, policies, and operations in the past year.
United States
25 Apr 2018
Critical Update From The Department Of State On Diversity Visa Lottery Registration (DV-2019)
The State Department announced that there was a technical issue that invalidated Diversity Visa entries submitted between October 3 and October 10. Individuals who submitted an entry between...
United States
1 Nov 2017
DACA: What Its Undoing Means For Employers
Last month, the Trump Administration announced plans to end President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program. This change in policy is sure to have a significant impact on employers.
United States
11 Oct 2017
Information On Diversity Visa Lottery Registration (DV-2019)
The State Department will accept electronic applications for the Fiscal Year 2019 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery from Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time until Tuesday...
United States
26 Sep 2017
New Version Of The Form I-9 Available
Less than a year after U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) released a revised version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form...
United States
24 Aug 2017
Increased Focus On Employment-Based Visa Compliance And Enforcement
With recent pronouncements from the USCIS and USDOL, it is clear that companies who employ international workers—and even companies that do not—face increased risks of fines and other penalties due to expanded enforcement and compliance initiatives.
United States
23 Aug 2017
Employer Readiness In The Current State Of Heightened Employer Inspections
One of President Trump's chief agenda items has been immigration enforcement.
United States
17 Aug 2017
Immigration Service To Increase H-1B Site Visits To Combat Fraud And Abuse
By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the current administration's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and about the proposed travel ban against foreign nationals...
United States
9 May 2017
Two Immigration Law Updates: Premium Processing For H-1B Temporarily Suspended, And New Handbook For Employers Issued
As we approach the filing deadline for FY 2018 H-1B cap petitions, there are a couple of updates of which you need to be aware.
United States
23 Mar 2017
USCIS To Begin Accepting Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions On Monday, April 3, 2017
The H-1B visa program is used by U.S. employers to employ qualified foreign workers in specialty occupations that require the theoretical or practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge.
United States
22 Feb 2017
Tips On Completing The New I-9 And E-Verify
The American Immigration Lawyers Association's Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee stays in frequent contact with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)...
United States
14 Feb 2017
Important Changes For High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers – And Their Employers — Coming January 17, 2017
Late last year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued its Final Rule amending certain regulations related to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.
United States
9 Jan 2017
Retention Of EB-1, EB-2, And EB-3 Immigrant Workers And Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers
On November 18, 2016, the USCIS issued its Final Rule amending certain regulations related to employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs.
United States
29 Dec 2016
The New I-9 Form Is Now Available
The most current version of the I-9 form is now available ( and employers must use only this version beginning on January 22, 2017.
United States
25 Nov 2016
Information On Fiscal Year 2018 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration
The State Department will accept electronic applications for the 2016 Diversity Visa lottery from October 4, 2016, at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time until November 7, 2016, at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
United States
13 Oct 2016
Conducting An Internal Audit Of Your Company's I-9 Forms
If you work in Human Resources, you are surely familiar with the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, and depending on the size of your company's workforce, you might complete new I-9s on a regular basis.
United States
13 Jun 2016
Optional Practical Training Duration Extended From 17 To 24 Months For Students With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics) Degrees
On May 10, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) rule allowing certain F-1 students who have STEM degrees to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) goes into effect.
United States
26 Apr 2016
DOS Giveth, DOS Taketh: October Visa Bulletin Revised
On September 25, 2015, the Department of State released a revised Visa Bulletin for October, which was previously published on September 9, 2015.
United States
15 Oct 2015
Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Will Be Eligible To Request Employment Authorization Beginning May 26, 2015
The long awaited change provides an incentive to highly educated and skilled foreign nationals to remain in the U.S. and continue working for their U.S. employers.
United States
11 May 2015
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