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Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the USCIS’ clarifying guidance on classifying O-1 nonimmigrants as a person of extraordinary achievement in Arts or Motion Pictures and Television, the USCIS holding a listening session on L petition adjudications, the USCIS’ plans for an e-Verify records disposal on April 1, 2022, and more. USCIS Issues Guidance […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the USCIS extending flexibilities for responding to certain agency requests, the State Department’s proposal to raise consular service fees for nonimmigrant and special visas, restrictions on travelers from Southern African countries lifted, and more. USCIS Extends Flexibilities for Responding to Certain Agency Requests U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the current state of the immigration provisions of the social spending bill, DHS’ extension of I-9 flexibility, the DHS’ announcement of suspension of employment authorization requirements for some F-1 students from Hong Kong, and more. Immigration Provisions of Social Spending Bill in Limbo as Senate Democrats Struggle With […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the Biden Administration’s response to the new Omicron Coronavirus variant, the immigration provisions within the stop-gap funding bill that averted a government shutdown, a return of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and more. Biden Administration Increases Travel Restrictions in Response to New ‘Omicron’ Coronavirus Variant Last week, in […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the third round of random H-1B Cap Registration selections, the immigration provisions in the “Build Back Better Act,” a major change in work authorization policy for certain nonimmigrant dependent spouses, and more. USCIS Conducts Third Random Selection From Previously Submitted FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations U.S. Citizenship and […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the immigration provisions in the House Budget Reconciliation Bill, the Labor Department’s response to stakeholder requests to raise the H-2B Visa Cap for the first half of FY 2022, the Justice Department’s settlement with a construction company to resolve immigration-related discrimination claims, and more. House Budget Reconciliation Bill […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about how the DHS plans to continue travel restrictions at land border ports of entry with Mexico, DOJ and DOL reaching settlements with Facebook resolving claims of discrimination against U.S. workers, the USCIS implementing employment authorization for individuals covered by Deferred Enforced Departure for Hong Kong residents, and more. […]

Immigration Update

There is a lot to unpack in this edition! Find out below about the DHS announcing fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico being allowed to enter the United States at land borders and ferry crossings, an update on the November 2021 Visa Bulletin relating to India and China EB-3 dates, Senate Democrats reviewing options […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find out more about the State Department’s announcement regarding changes in the vaccination requirements for immigrants and certain nonimmigrants; the registration period beginning for the Diversity Visa 2023 program; the State Department’s update on plans for complying with recent Diversity Visa court orders, and more. State Dept. Announces Changes in Vaccination Requirements […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find information on how the resolution that avoided a government shutdown contained provisions to aid Afghans, a judge ordered the Biden administration to hold thousands of diversity visas past expiration, how the DHS proposed a new DACA rule, and more. Continuing Resolution to Fund Government Until December 3 Includes Provisions to Aid […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about Biden’s new vaccine policy for international travelers, CBP announcing an extension of temporary restrictions on travelers crossing U.S. land borders, how the EB-5 Regional Center program’s lapse is stranding investors, and more. Biden Admin Announces New Policy: Vaccines, Testing Required for International Travelers to United States The Biden administration announced […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the Senate parliamentarian’s rejection of inclusion of immigration language in $3.5 trillion bill, a district court vacating the H-1B lottery wage-based final rule, the State Department announcing a tiered triage of immigrant visa applications at U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and more. Senate Parliamentarian Rejects Inclusion of Immigration Language in $3.5 […]