Mondaq USA: Immigration
Green and Spiegel LLP
On September 18, 2017, USCIS announced the resumption of Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2018 ("FY2018") H-1B Cap Petitions, effective immediately.
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.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Starting September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9 with the revision date "7/17/17" to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new hire.
Vedder, Price P.C.
Almost 200 pieces of immigration-related legislation have been introduced into Congress since January 2017.
Vedder, Price P.C.
The DHS has delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule that was scheduled to take effect July 17, 2017.
Vedder, Price P.C.
Canadian citizens who are members of the Canadian trusted traveler program, NEXUS, are also eligible for Global Entry.
Vedder, Price P.C.
The other categories that do not involve "work" are reportedly not affected.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2018 opens Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Investment Immigration
September 20, 2017 - The U.S. EB-5 investment immigration program has been granted a further temporary extension until December 8, 2017.
Vedder, Price P.C.
Employers and their immigrating employees will likely experience increased processing time for adjustment of status applications.
Vedder, Price P.C.
For the past 15 years, USCIS has approved these applications for individuals traveling abroad with a valid advance parole document or a valid H-1B, H-4 or L visa while their adjustment of status...
Morgan Lewis
The US Department of State has released its October 2017 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments and consular immigrant...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As noted in our September 8 Client Alert, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had let stand the Hawaii District Court's temporary injunction...
Archer & Greiner P.C.
With Labor Day now behind us, likely many of us have enjoyed some summer fun with our families.
Vedder, Price P.C.
Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, there is no denying that the first 200 days of President Trump's administration have been an interesting time for employers impacted by immigration regulations.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The President's tweet confirmed Sunday's reports that the Trump administration will move forward with plans to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals let stand the Hawaii District Court temporary injunction against the Trump administration's revised travel ban.
Archer & Greiner P.C.
Whether employers are hiring United States citizens or foreign nationals with visa needs, onboarding is governed in part by immigration Form I-9.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
President Trump's budget deal with Congress includes extension of EB-5 through December 8, 2017...
McDermott Will & Emery
President Donald J. Trump recently issued an Executive Order, followed by a proposed bill and other guidance, which would drastically change the current immigration system.
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Fakhoury Law Group
It is common knowledge, even outside the immigration world, that the Trump Administration is attempting to tighten immigration.
Green and Spiegel LLP
As of July 24, 2017, USCIS will resume accepting Premium Processing for several H-1B Cap-Exempt Petitions.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has reversed its longstanding practice and will begin to deny Advance Parole (AP)...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
This alert examines the USCIS's new policy of denying Advance Parole applications in cases where the applicant has traveled abroad while the parole application was pending.
Littler Mendelson
On August 2, 2017, President Trump unveiled the revised RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act, previously introduced by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) in February 2017.
Fisher Phillips LLP
This list of frequently asked questions was originally prepared by the law firm of Fisher Phillips in 2005, in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On August 28, 2017, the USCIS announced that beginning October 1st, the USCIS will begin to phase-in "in-person" interviews for Employment-Based, Adjustment of Status applicants ...
Green and Spiegel LLP
In the latest wave of the Trump Administration's "extreme vetting" immigration campaign, USCIS has announced that all employment-based adjustment of status applicants must now pass an in-person interview.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On August 8, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) updated its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to modify instructions to consular officers considering F-1 student visas.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present.
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