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Trump Administration Announces Plan For Immigration Reform
In an announcement on Thursday, May 16, 2019, President Trump unveiled an outline of his new legislative plan to modernize the nation's immigration framework, promising to "establish[] a new legal immigration system
United States
4 Jun 2019
Potential Changes To U.S.-Canadian Border Policy
On April 25, 2019, the AILA issued a practice alert announcing that the nationwide immigration association had "been in discussions with CBP related to what appeared to be an unannounced policy change in L-1...
United States
23 May 2019
H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates For FY 2020
Employers seeking to sponsor H-1B workers for fiscal year 2020 can begin filing petitions on April 1, 2019, for a start date of October 1, 2019.
United States
13 Mar 2019
Visa Denial Results In Imminent Deportation For Foreign Nationals
Earlier this month, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum providing guidance on Executive Order 13768 ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
District Court Preliminarily Enjoins Some Components Of California Sanctuary Laws Impacting Employers
On July 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice obtained a partial victory in its challenge of California's Immigrant Worker Protection Act ("Assembly Bill 450" or "AB 450") ...
United States
19 Jul 2018
USCIS And DOJ Partner To Protect U.S. Workers From Hiring Policies That Favor Foreign Visa Workers
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have partnered to establish a framework to efficiently manage and maintain information sharing to better detect...
United States
18 May 2018
USCIS Issues Changes To Off-Site Placement Of STEM OPT F-1 Visa Holders
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently made subtle changes to its eligibility definitions for companies seeking to employ STEM OPT F-1 visa holders.
United States
11 May 2018
DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions On Employers' Ability To Allow ICE Into The Workplace
The Immigrant Worker Protection Act became effective on January 1, 2018.
United States
14 Mar 2018
H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates For FY 2019
USCIS accepted petitions for the first five business days before announcing that it had received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions and that the cap was closed.
United States
9 Feb 2018
2018 Begins With Early Signs Of Increased Worksite Enforcement Action
As it signaled in late 2017,1 the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's investigative arm)...
United States
11 Jan 2018
Employers Should Prepare Now For Increased ICE Enforcement
Increased immigration enforcement and a reduction in illegal entry into the United States remain among the Trump administration's highest priorities.
United States
10 Nov 2017
USCIS's Updated Policy On Adjudications Of Nonimmigrant Worker Visa Petitions Rescinds Former Deferential Policy
On October 23, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") rescinded policy guidelines in effect since April 2004 regarding requests for the extension ...
United States
2 Nov 2017
New Law Governs Immigrant Worksite Enforcement Actions In California
On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 450 ("AB 450"), imposing new requirements for public and private employers regarding immigration worksite enforcement actions ...
United States
24 Oct 2017
New Presidential Proclamation Restricts Travel From Eight Countries
On September 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a "Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States...
United States
28 Sep 2017
New Form I-9 to Take Effect Soon
Many of the changes are subtle, focusing on revising the form's instructions and wording, and clarifying the list of acceptable documents.
United States
30 Aug 2017
Changes To Foreign Affairs Manual And Developments In The Adjudications Of Nonimmigrant Visas Signal Increased Scrutiny Of Visa Petitions
The FAM provides U.S. Consular Officers with guidance on the adjudication of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas that reflects law, regulation, and current policy.
United States
21 Aug 2017
The RAISE Act Unveiled
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.
United States
17 Aug 2017
Labor Secretary Announces Aggressive Stance On Visa Fraud And Abuse
The agency plans to increase its exercise of authority to refer cases of alleged criminal fraud to its Office of Inspector General.
United States
27 Jun 2017
Congressional Spending Bill Reauthorizes Important Immigration Programs
On May 4, 2017, Congress passed an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through Fiscal Year 2017.
United States
16 May 2017
New Executive Order Addresses H-1B Visas
On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order (EO), which addresses H-1B visas.
United States
24 Apr 2017
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