All Items: Immigration

  • Form I-9 Revised Again

    July 17, 2017

    Today, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released yet another revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

  • Green Card Applicants Subject to Heightened Scrutiny Via New Edition of Form I-485

    June 29, 2017

    In keeping with the Trump administration's call for "extreme vetting" of immigrants, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new edition of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, that subjects applicants to heightened scrutiny.

  • Supreme Court's Partial Reinstatement of Trump's Travel Ban Has Implications for Employers of Foreign Nationals

    June 27, 2017

    In an order issued on Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to allow President Trump's travel ban to be partially reinstated until the Court hears oral arguments on the ban's lower court challenges later this year.

  • DOL to 'Vigorously' Enforce Visa Program Laws

    June 15, 2017

    DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta has announced in a News Release that, after a "thorough review" of the DOL's foreign worker visa programs, the agency will "more aggressively" confront businesses that commit visa program fraud or abuse.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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