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On October 2, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-765, the application used to apply for an employment authorization document (or "EAD" card).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Federal district court in California issues an injunction ordering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accept Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: "ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable."
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
No, the Buzz isn't advocating for a government shutdown, but this is just a friendly reminder that we are just a few days away from that potential occurrence. Congress will likely get to work on this next week...
Poyner Spruill LLP
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan: " [Our] clear message to employers who scheme to hire and retain a workforce of illegal immigrants: we will find you and hold you accountable"
Fisher Phillips LLP
Slurpees are not the only ICE-y things being served at 7-Eleven these days.
Morgan Lewis
Now is the time for employers to assess their FY2019 H-1B needs and start preparing their petitions for submission on April 2.
Littler Mendelson
As it signaled in late 2017,1 the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's investigative arm)...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Department of Homeland Security ends Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Haiti, affecting close to 300,000 individuals.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Employment-based immigration is becoming increasingly difficult; the Trump administration just made it more difficult for companies to renew H-1B visas for foreign professionals who work in specialty occupations.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Many of these workers have been waiting in line for a green card for over a decade.
Green and Spiegel LLP
As reported by the Washington Post, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a pre-dawn raid on January 10, targeting 98 7-Eleven Stores in Washington, D.C. and 17 states coast-to-coast.
Foley Hoag LLP
This proclamation suspends entry into the United States under most circumstances for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Chad, and North Korea.
Fisher Phillips LLP
With a solution to the DACA program still impending, employers have concerns about changes to immigration policy and enforcement. In the article, "What to Do About DACA," ...
Morgan Lewis
Potential change would impact three-year extensions under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act.
Littler Mendelson
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.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The proposal has been reported by the press, often with attention-grabbing headlines.
Proskauer Rose LLP
I guess it is not a surprise, there was another information leak.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Employers take note. The April 18, 2017 "Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American," has unleashed an array of legally dubious grounds from officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Employers should be prepared to handle the influx of work authorization automatic extensions, expiring work authorizations, and other Form I-9 issues that may arise.
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Proskauer Rose LLP
Although we are still officially in the year 2017, it is a good time for employers to start preparing for the H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its regulatory plan for 2018, which aligns with President Trump's Executive Order, Buy American Hire American.
Morgan Lewis
Potential change would impact three-year extensions under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act.
Green and Spiegel LLP
A bipartisan bill proposing major reforms to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is gaining traction in Congress. If signed into law, H.R. 392, or "The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act...
Green and Spiegel LLP
2017 was a challenging year for immigration petitioners and beneficiaries. The Trump administration took incremental steps to change the U.S.'s immigration policies.
Immigration.ca
Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 30th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 80th overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 446, six points lower than the previous draws.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
December is often the busiest time in Washington, and this year is no different as Congress races toward the holiday finish line.
DeWitt Ross & Stevens
On October 1, 2017, USCIS began expanding the requirement that permanent residence/green card applicants be interviewed in person for all cases based on employment
Green and Spiegel LLP
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Earlier this week, USCIS issued new guidance restricting the positions that fall under the TN profession of Economist. Importantly, USCIS' guidance not only applies to future applications for TN Economists, but also to those that have been previously approved.
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