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Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on WR Immigration’s lawsuit over wasted EB-5 visas, new STEM resources released for noncitizens, Ukrainians admitted into the U.S. in July, and more!  WR Immigration Files Litigation Over Wasted EB-5 Visas  On Friday, August 5th, 2022, WR Immigration and Banias Law filed a complaint in the U.S. District […]

Italy: Faster Immigration Procedure for Limited Categories of Work

The procedure for obtaining work permit (Nulla Osta) clearance for non-European Union (EU) citizens in relation to the application for subordinate work under the 2021 and 2022 Decreto Flussi (to be announced soon) has been officially simplified. This measure has been introduced by the government as Italy is facing a shortage of manpower in many […]

WR Immigration to Lead Two Groundbreaking Discussions at WERC’s 2022 Global Workforce Symposium

WR Immigration is honored to have been selected to present two groundbreaking programs at the Worldwide ERC’s Global Workforce Symposium (GWS) this October. Charina Garcia, WR Immigration’s Strategy and Innovation Partner, is slated to moderate a tech-forward discussion focusing on the relationship between mobility technologies, well-being, and human connection. The panelists will explore GM and […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find updates on the USCIS’s latest guidance on I-9 compliance, immigration-related proposals the House of Representatives is considering, updated guidance for Afghans and Iraqis seeking special immigrant classification, and more! I-9 Compliance: Employers Must Update Previously Accepted Expired List B Documents by July 31, 2022 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds […]

August 2022 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has issued its August 2022 Visa Bulletin, and there is modest movement in both the final action dates and dates for filing in the EB-3 preference category for India and China, but no change from July in the EB-2 category.  Final action dates for EB-3 China will advance 30 days to […]

5 Key Summer Takeaways for Global Mobility Professionals

Over the last few months, countries around the world have re-opened their doors to routine business travel and tourism, signaling the resumption of economic activity near pre-pandemic levels.  Yet, the mobility landscape remains radically changed by the Covid-19 pandemic and continues to require knowledge of a complex web of travel requirements and special considerations.  WR […]

USCIS Urges Employment-Based Adjustment Applicants to Promptly Send Medical Forms When Requested

To ensure that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is able to use as many available visas as possible for fiscal year 2022, the agency is urging anyone within the United States who may be eligible for an employment-based adjustment of status to note the following regarding Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination […]

OFLC Publishes Prevailing Wage Data, Implements 2018 SOC Codes

On July 1, 2022, the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced: Published the latest prevailing wage data from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) as generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for July 2022 through June 2023. Prevailing wage determinations issued from the National Prevailing Wage Center reflect […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on the termination of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy, expanded eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians, the CBP announcing the end of using expired passports for U.S. Citizens, and more. Supreme Court Allows Biden Administration to Terminate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy On June 30, 2022, the Supreme […]

USCIS Confirms Validity of Previously Designated EB-5 Regional Centers

More Clarification Needed from USCIS to Overcome Uncertainties Related to Impact of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act BREAKING: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed that there was no lapse in EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center authority from July 1, 2021, to March 15, 2022, and that pre-existing regional centers remain […]

Judge Orders USCIS To Begin Accepting New EB-5 Regional Center Investment Applications – FAQ for Investors

On Friday June 24, 2022, a Federal District Court Judge ruled in favor of a regional center challenging USCIS’s implementation of certain portions of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. In a nationwide preliminary injunction, the Judge ordered that preexisting regional centers retain their designation and may file for project pre-approval and investors […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on the USCIS’s policy alert for returning to the U.S., the salvaging of unused visas, Tribal Cards for entering the U.S., and more! USCIS Issues Policy Alert on Effect of Returning to United States During 3- or 10-Year Period After Departure or Removal  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]