Mondaq USA: Immigration
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At midnight the federal government shut down.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As of 4 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018, the US Senate had not reached an agreement on the terms of a continuing resolution to keep the US government running.
Green and Spiegel LLP
This weekend's government shutdown and lapse in several immigration programs proved to be relatively short lived. Early this afternoon, successful Senate negotiations led to the passage of a Continuing Resolution that will fund the government until February 8, 2018.
Morgan Lewis
Most operations are either fee-based or considered "essential" and are therefore expected to proceed normally.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Here is what we know so far about how this past weekend's federal government "shutdown" will affect immigration adjudications and other related matters.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On January 13, 2018, per a federal district court order, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 4, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Directive 3340-049A, governing border searches of electronic devices. CBP's new directive updates ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Certain federal agencies that rely solely on government funding will not be able to provide most services.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With the recent slew of news from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) concerning Temporary Protected Status (TPS), it is important employers know how to update Forms I-9 for TPS beneficiaries.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 18, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had opened the reregistration period for temporary protected status (TPS) holders from El Salvador and Haiti.
Green and Spiegel LLP
A continuing resolution that would have funded the U.S. government and extend several immigration programs until February 16 has failed in the Senate.
Green and Spiegel LLP
At midnight on Jan. 20, 2018, the U.S. government will run out of funding, forcing a shutdown of many of its non-essential services.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On January 13, 2018, USCIS posted that due to a federal court order issued on January 9, it would begin again to accept renewal requests from those who had previously been granted...
Womble Bond Dickinson
This past week's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement nationwide I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Audit of 7-Eleven stores reminds us that no one is above the law.
Fakhoury Law Group
In April 2017, President Trump issued the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should again be open for business for a flood of H-1B petition filings, which are subject to the annual cap.
Morgan Lewis
The US Department of State has released its February 2018 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of status adjustments...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for professional positions.
Garvey Schubert Barer
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).
Womble Bond Dickinson
The Home Office has confirmed that banks and building societies have started carrying out checks against their personal current account holders to establish whether any account holder is an illegal immigrant.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Congress has bestowed a small holiday gift for EB-5 stakeholders as both houses today voted to extend the federal budget until January 19, 2018. The Continuing Resolution (CR) was approved in the Senate by a 66-32 vote and in the House by 231-188.
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.
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
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.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present.
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