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K&L Gates
On 30 January 2024, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule (Final Rule) increasing the premium processing fee from US$2,500 to US$2,805...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On the morning of February 14, 2024, several clients reached out after encountering issues with the photo matching tool in E-Verify.
Offit Kurman
On February 9th Bloomberg Law reported on an interview they conducted with Julie Stufft, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services at the Bureau of Consular Affairs...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Companies often hire lead generation companies to find consumers who may be interested in their product and service offerings. Buyers of these leads typically enter into contracts...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The March 2024 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State and shows little movement from last month.
Littler Mendelson
USCIS has officially announced the dates for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap lottery, which will open on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at noon ET and end on Friday, March 22, 2024, at noon ET.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
A recent employer fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...
Klasko
On January 31, 2024, DHS published a final rule that has modified the USCIS fee schedule; the new fees will go into effect on April 1, 2024. USCIS operations which are primarily...
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that the annual H-1B cap lottery registration period will start at noon Eastern on March 6, 2024...
Mintz
USCIS has announced that Online Organizational Accounts will be made available to companies and attorneys in February 2024.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Recently, USCIS published a final rule increasing certain government filing fees effective April 1, 2024. In addition, it announced a final rule that will increase the premium processing...
Mintz
The agency claims that by shifting costs to employers, it has mitigated increases in fees for applications filed by individuals. However, a system in which employers foot the bill for USCIS's ballooning operational costs is untenable.
Trenam Law
Under federal law, employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for every employee as part of the verification of the employee's authorization to work in the United States.
Duane Morris LLP
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced changes to modernize the H-1B program, reduce H-1B cap registration fraud and adjust certain filing fees.
Holland & Knight
In back-to-back final rules published on Dec. 28, 2023, and Jan. 31, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced significant fee increases for premium processing...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
March Madness will once again not fail this Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) H-1B cap season. The shift in 2020 to the "new" H-1B registration system...
Kuck Baxter Immigration
Four years ago, I posted an article titled "STEM Students are the Future … Bill Gates Was Right." This article was written during the Trump years when we faced an administration...
Duane Morris LLP
After three years with no increase, Premium Processing fees for all USCIS forms will increase on February 26, 2024. Any Form I-907 requests for premium processing arriving at USCIS on or after that date will need to be submitted with the higher fees.
Klasko
For years, the United States has faced a physician shortage. Population growth, aging, the COVID-19 pandemic, and recent medical legislative changes have highlighted...
Ford & Harrison LLP
Executive Summary: Recent reports from the U.S. Department of State (DOS) make clear that American companies need foreign talent more than ever before, and FordHarrison is here to advise...
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