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Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on Title 42 ending, work authorization extensions, COVID-19 vaccine updates and more! Uncertainty Reigns as Title 42 Ends; Mayorkas Announces New Rule, Other Measures In response to reports of a potential surge of migrants at the southern U.S. border due to the end of the Centers for Disease […]

ICE Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on May 4, 2023, that employers will have 30 days to comply with Form I-9, Employment Authorization Verification, requirements after the COVID-19 flexibilities sunset on July 31, 2023. ICE is encouraging employers to plan ahead to complete all required physical inspections of identity and employment eligibility documents by […]

DV Green Card Lottery Results Out. Hoorah!

I have been Provisionally Accepted—Do I need a lawyer? A deceptively complex program involving a “lottery within a lottery”. By Bernard Wolfsdorf & Naveen Bhora The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) has advised that: DV-2024 Entrants from last year) can check their confirmation information. This is for the DV-lottery registration period that closed in November […]

Global Newsletter

In this look around the globe, find the latest immigration news regarding Australia’s Temporary Salary Migration Income Threshold , Canada’s federal worker’s strike, the Hague Convention on Apostilles and much more! But first, we start with this month’s WReview. WReview: WR Immigration at EuRA The WR Immigration team recently attended the European Relocation Association (EuRA) […]

OFLC Posts ‘Unofficial’ Form ETA-9089 Preview Copy

After the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced on April 21, 2023, that it will begin accepting the revised Form ETA-9089, Application for Permanent Employment Certification, in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system on May 16, 2023, OFLC posted an “unofficial watermarked preview copy” of the form “to allow stakeholders […]

USCIS Announces Results of FY 2024 H-1B Initial Registration Period Amid Fraud Concerns

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the results of the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B initial registration period and expressed concerns about fraud.  During the registration period for the FY 2024 H-1B cap, USCIS saw a significant increase in the number of registrations submitted compared to prior years. For FY 2024, total registrations were […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on DOS Managing Regional Migration, USCIS Temporary Suspensions of Biometrics and more! DHS, DOS Announce New Actions to Manage Regional Migration On April 27, 2023, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and State (DOS) announced new measures “to further reduce unlawful migration across the Western Hemisphere, significantly expand […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on H-2B petitions, predictions for the May visa bulletin and the six new DHS subcommittees.   Employers May File H-2B Petitions for Late Second Half of FY 2023 On April 13, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting petitions for workers for the late second half of […]

DOS Publishes Notice on Ukrainian J-1 Student Relief

Under the Exchange Visitor Program regulations, the Department of State’s (DOS) Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs published a notice on April 5, 2023, waiving and modifying certain regulatory requirements with respect to a temporary educational and cultural exchange program established for Ukrainian J-1 students in the United States. DOS said it is extending […]

Biden Administration Plans to Expand Health Care Coverage to DACA Recipients

On April 13, 2023, the White House announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will issue a proposed rule soon to expand the definition of “lawful presence” to include recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), known as “Dreamers.” According to reports, the proposed rule would mean that DACA recipients would […]

Global Newsletter

In this look around the globe, find the latest immigration news regarding Brazil’s re-introduction of visa requirements, Canada’s announcement of new post-graduation work permit measures and the UK’s upcoming electronic travel authorization scheme. But first, we start with this month’s WReview and WR Updates. WReview: Working as a Tourist? Challenges and Risks of Short-Term Assignments […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on the April Visa Bulletin, COVID-19 flexibilities, the H-1B electronic registration selection process, and more!  April Visa Bulletin Shows Worldwide EB-4 Backlog of 5+ Years, EB-2 Retrogression EB-5 Backlog DOS is no longer including a separate column covering applicants chargeable to El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras in the […]