All Items: Immigration

  • President Signs Executive Order Seeking H-1B Visa Program Review

    Date:
    April 21, 2017

    President Donald J. Trump has signed an Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, establishing as the policy of the executive branch to promote American business and talent. The Order does not have any immediate impact on existing federal policies or regulations.

  • H1-B Cap Has Been Reached for Fiscal Year 2018

    Date:
    April 10, 2017

    On April 7, 2017, the US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the congressionally mandated 85,000-visa H-1B cap has been reached for Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018).

  • USCIS Temporarily Suspends H-1B Visa Petition Premium Processing

    Date:
    March 7, 2017

    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions starting April 3, 2017, the first day on which the agency would have begun accepting such petitions this year.

  • Trump Revokes January Immigration Order, Issues New Mandate

    Date:
    March 6, 2017

    President Donald J. Trump has issued a new executive order on immigration entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States, which takes effect on March 16, 2017.

  • H-1B Visa Petition Filings Are Due April 3 for FY 2018

    Date:
    February 23, 2017

    Employers that want to hire foreign workers for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for positions that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, teaching, engineering and computer programming should get ready now to file H-1B visa petitions with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 3, 2017.

  • Executive Orders Address Security, Immigration, Regulations

    Date:
    February 1, 2017

    President Donald Trump has signed a number of executive orders that affect employers by focusing on immigration enforcement, banning certain visa-holders from entering the US and reducing regulation and its related costs.

  • Form I-9 Changes May Usher in Era of Increased Enforcement

    Date:
    November 15, 2016

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised Form I-9. In addition, employers should expect more stringent enforcement of immigration laws under a Trump administration.

  • Current Form I-9 Is Valid for Four More Months

    Date:
    September 23, 2016

    After a series of proposed improvements to and public comment periods on Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, the Office of Management and Budget has approved a revised version of the form, which should be published by November 22. In the meantime, employers may continue using the current form until January 21, 2017. After that date, all prior versions of the form will be invalid.

  • DOJ to Increase Civil Monetary Penalties for Immigration-Related, False Claims Violations

    Date:
    July 6, 2016

    The US Department of Justice has published an interim final rule adjusting current civil monetary penalties, which takes effect on August 1, 2016.

  • USCIS Says Expired Form I-9 Still Okay to Use, Requests Additional Comments

    Date:
    April 5, 2016

    According to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), employers should continue to use the current version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, even though it expired on March 31, until a new form is finalized and posted for use. USCIS has also announced that it has extended the comment period until April 27, because it has made additional proposed revisions to the form.

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