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Green and Spiegel LLP
We have discussed at length how the acquisition of Grenadian citizenship through investment (CBI) can uniquely unlock the ability to apply for an E-2 nonimmigrant investor visa without lengthy naturalization requirements.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On August 3, 2018, Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of fully reinstating the DACA program but stayed the effective date of the court order for 20 days...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: California enacted its Immigrant Worker Protection Act (IWPA) to make it more difficult for federal immigration enforcement agents to access nonpublic areas of employer worksites
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: In passing AB 450, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (IWPA), California lawmakers tried to make it more difficult for federal immigration enforcement agents from accessing...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On July 5, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance dated June 28, 2018 regarding when officers should issue a "Notice to Appear" (NTA).
Green and Spiegel LLP
On August 13, USCIS announced that Form I-829 must now be filed at the Texas Lockbox (where Form I-526 is filed) as opposed to its historical destination at the California Service Center:
Green and Spiegel LLP
Earlier this week, it was leaked that the Trump Administration was proposing a new Federal Rule which would bar foreign nationals, who have legally used federal assistance or benefits in the United States, from obtaining lawful permanent resident status. This
Green and Spiegel LLP
On July 25, 2018, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Feng Wang, et al. v Michael R. Pompeo) that fundamentally challenges the way that the federal government counts spouses and children when determining the annual limits for the EB-5 immigrant visa category.
Mayer Brown
On July 30, 2018, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will postpone its June 28, 2018 guidance for the issuance of Notices to Appear ("NTA") to commence removal proceedings in certain cases.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The rate of requests for evidence (RFEs) and denials issued for H-1B and L-1 petitions by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is up considerably, according to a new report ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
USCIS announced that it is postponing the enforcement of its June 28, 2018, policy memorandum allowing USCIS officers to issue notices to appear to those deemed unlawfully present in the United States...
Green and Spiegel LLP
On August 1, 2018, the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act, or the KIWI Act, having already passed both the US House of Representatives and the Senate, was signed by the president and became law.
Mayer Brown
Citing President Trump's priorities for the removal of aliens from the United States articulated in Executive Order 13768, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the USCIS issued a memorandum dated June 28, 2018...
Proskauer Rose LLP
A recent change in immigration policy is adversely impacting a vulnerable population, and is likely to have a chilling effect on immigrants reporting crime and cooperating with law enforcement
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On July 24, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a press release confirming that its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division had completed the second phase...
Green and Spiegel LLP
On July 25, 2018, the nonpartisan National Foundation for American Policy ("NFAP") published a report that confirms what business immigration attorneys have experienced for more than a year: USCIS' issuance of Requests for Evidence ("RFE"),
Green and Spiegel LLP
Green and Spiegel is pleased to announce Practice Director Jonathan Grode has been named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of Immigration Trailblazers.
Fisher Phillips LLP
The Supreme Court's action now permits immediate enforcement of one of the president's signature immigration policies that began in January 2017 and included repeated trips to the federal judiciary.
Fakhoury Law Group
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on July 6, 2018
Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown's Global Directions is a summary of recent immigration and mobility trends arising in key jurisdictions around the globe.
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In light of recent news regarding data breaches affecting Facebook users, data-mining apps are not the only entities monitoring social media use these days.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On June 8, author David Bier of the Cato Institute published a sobering analysis of the employment-based Green Card backlogs for India-born beneficiaries:
Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H-1B petitions have increased by more than 45% this year compared to the same timeframe in 2016, Reuters reports.
Foley Hoag LLP
International students studying in the U.S. (typically in F-1 nonimmigrant status) must comply with many federal regulations while studying and working in the U.S. Much of their information is coordinated ...
Immigration.ca
July 11, 2018 – The first Canada Express Entry draw of July saw immigration authorities issue Invitations to Apply to 3,750 candidates. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System score of 442, just two above the 2018 low of 440 for an all-program draw.
Proskauer Rose LLP
A recent change in immigration policy is adversely impacting a vulnerable population, and is likely to have a chilling effect on immigrants reporting crime and cooperating with law enforcement
Green and Spiegel LLP
Last week we wrote in detail about the upcoming USCIS policy change whereby the agency will commence issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) for all denied benefit applications that result in applicants falling out of status.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On July 25, 2018, the nonpartisan National Foundation for American Policy ("NFAP") published a report that confirms what business immigration attorneys have experienced for more than a year: USCIS' issuance of Requests for Evidence ("RFE"),
Proskauer Rose LLP
Beginning shortly before President Trump issued his Buy American Hire American executive order in April 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...
Foley Hoag LLP
As we reported last month, Acting Executive Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations ("HSI") Derek N. Benner stated in a May 14, 2018 press release ...
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