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E-2 Treaty Investor Visas Available To Israeli Nationals As Of May 1, 2019
The U.S. Embassy in Israel has finally made the long-awaited announcement that the required treaty agreement has been signed pursuant to which nationals of Israel will be able to apply
United States
3 May 2019
Government Shutdown Creates Issues Of Concern For H-1B Employees Of Government Contractors
As the government shutdown potentially moves into a second month, many government contractors who are not receiving payment ...
United States
23 Jan 2019
The Impact Of The Partial Government Shutdown On The Department Of Homeland Security (DHS)
No cabinet department stands more in the center of the federal shutdown drama than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
United States
21 Jan 2019
Guidance For Employees Working At Companies Being Investigated By DHS Or DOL
Immigration Partner Leon Fresco explains that many companies who employ non-citizens of the US are visited each year by investigators from the U.S. DHS and the U.S. DOL to determine whether they are in compliance...
United States
16 Jan 2019
A Contractor's Guide To The Impending Government Shutdown
With less than a day before appropriated funding runs out for some federal agencies, confidence in avoiding a potential shutdown is waning.
United States
3 Jan 2019
Important Immigration Proposals By The Trump Administration Impacting Transportation And Infrastructure Companies
H-1B visas are arguably the most common U.S. work visa applicable to all industries.
United States
6 Dec 2018
Trump Administration Proposed Rule Regarding "Public Charge" Provisions Of Immigration Law
Currently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) defines a "public charge" as someone who is or is likely to become "primarily dependent on the government for subsistence
United States
11 Oct 2018
Injunctive Relief: A Remedy Of Last Resort For Exec. Orders
In August 2018, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled in City and County of San Francisco v. Trump that President Donald Trump exceeded his constitutional authority by issuing an executive order penalizing...
United States
1 Oct 2018
H-1B Visa Filing Deadline: April 1, 2018
New H-1B visa petitions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which begins Oct. 1, 2018, will be accepted for filing starting on April 1, 2018, which means employers should have their H-1B visa petitions ready to be sent to USCIS...
United States
14 Feb 2018
How New Immigration Policies Are Impacting Hotels
Labor cost challenges have been a well-known phenomenon to the hospitality industry.
United States
28 Nov 2017
Annual Green Card Lottery For Diversity Immigrants Opens Oct. 3
Beginning Oct. 3, 2017, there is a limited application period for many foreign nationals to apply for the chance to get a green card.
United States
10 Oct 2017
Illinois Sanctuary Jurisdiction Law: What It Means For Local Governments
The new Illinois TRUST Act limits state and local government officials from 1) complying with immigration detainer requests, or 2) stopping, arresting, searching or detaining an individual solely based on immigration status.
United States
6 Sep 2017
Religious Institutions Update: June 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, No. 15-577.
United States
13 Jun 2017
USCIS To Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing For H-1B Visas
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, starting on April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions.
United States
16 Mar 2017
End Of Immigration Privileges For Cuban Nationals Signals Changes In U.S.-Cuba Relationship
Before former President Barack Obama left office, one of his last acts was to repeal the policy granting asylum to every Cuban national who made it to the United States.
United States
16 Feb 2017
Immigration Under The New Administration: Travel Ban For Nationals From Certain Countries
A recent Executive Order suspends travel to the United States for most nationals from the following countries: Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.
United States
14 Feb 2017
Immigration Under The New Administration: H-1B Visas And What To Expect
With the Trump Administration taking office, it is expected that changes to immigration policies will be carried out swiftly and, to a large extent, in an unapologetically straightforward manner.
United States
1 Feb 2017
New Limitations On Visa-Less Travel To The U.S.
Under the Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security is permitted to waive the above travel restrictions if it is determined that such a waiver is in the interests of U.S. law enforcement or national security.
United States
29 Jan 2016
Annual U.S. Green Card Lottery For Diversity Immigrants Opens Oct. 1, 2014
The Green Card Lottery Allows Many Foreign Nationals to Apply for the Opportunity to Get a Green Card Independent of Work or Family
United States
26 Sep 2014
Unexpected USCIS Site Visits Expanded To L Visa Holders
Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fraud Detection and National Security Division announced that it is expanding worksite inspections to include employers of L-1 visa holders.
United States
21 May 2014
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