Mondaq USA: Immigration
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
While the Travel Ban continues to move up and down the federal court system, here are the latest rules governing travel for citizens of the affected countries as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's lifting...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: "ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable."
Green and Spiegel LLP
Immigrating to the United States is a complex and time-consuming process.
Poyner Spruill LLP
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan: " [Our] clear message to employers who scheme to hire and retain a workforce of illegal immigrants: we will find you and hold you accountable"
Morgan Lewis
Now is the time for employers to assess their FY2019 H-1B needs and start preparing their petitions for submission on April 2.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On January 8, 2018, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Department of Homeland Security ends Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Haiti, affecting close to 300,000 individuals.
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Employment-based immigration is becoming increasingly difficult; the Trump administration just made it more difficult for companies to renew H-1B visas for foreign professionals who work in specialty occupations.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Countries affected: Iran, Chad, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, and Venezuela...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Many of these workers have been waiting in line for a green card for over a decade.
Green and Spiegel LLP
On January 8, 2018, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the termination of the Temporary Protected Status designation for El Salvador, to take effect after an 18-month delay on September 9, 2019.
Green and Spiegel LLP
As reported by the Washington Post, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a pre-dawn raid on January 10, targeting 98 7-Eleven Stores in Washington, D.C. and 17 states coast-to-coast.
Foley Hoag LLP
This proclamation suspends entry into the United States under most circumstances for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Chad, and North Korea.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Nationals of a country designated for TPS may obtain temporary work authorization and travel authorization for specific periods as authorized by DHS.
Morgan Lewis
Potential change would impact three-year extensions under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act.
Littler Mendelson
According to a news report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering ending the ability to extend H-1B visas beyond the six-year limit of authorized stay.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The proposal has been reported by the press, often with attention-grabbing headlines.
Green and Spiegel LLP
EB-5 Investors Magazine has selected U.S. Senior Associate Matthew Galati as one of the industry's Top 5 Rising Stars for 2017. The prestigious award recognizes Galati's ever-growing reputation in the EB-5 realm. Galati is a regular contributor to the magazine which specializes in providing information to investors and industry stakeholders.
Proskauer Rose LLP
I guess it is not a surprise, there was another information leak.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Employers take note. The April 18, 2017 "Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American," has unleashed an array of legally dubious grounds from officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...
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Proskauer Rose LLP
Although we are still officially in the year 2017, it is a good time for employers to start preparing for the H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2019.
Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H-1B petitions have increased by more than 45% this year compared to the same timeframe in 2016, Reuters reports.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its regulatory plan for 2018, which aligns with President Trump's Executive Order, Buy American Hire American.
Morgan Lewis
Potential change would impact three-year extensions under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act.
Green and Spiegel LLP
A bipartisan bill proposing major reforms to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is gaining traction in Congress. If signed into law, H.R. 392, or "The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act...
Green and Spiegel LLP
Congress has bestowed a small holiday gift for EB-5 stakeholders as both houses today voted to extend the federal budget until January 19, 2018. The Continuing Resolution (CR) was approved in the Senate by a 66-32 vote and in the House by 231-188.
Green and Spiegel LLP
2017 was a challenging year for immigration petitioners and beneficiaries. The Trump administration took incremental steps to change the U.S.'s immigration policies.
Immigration.ca
Canadian immigration authorities conducted the 30th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 80th overall, with 2,750 candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 446, six points lower than the previous draws.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
December is often the busiest time in Washington, and this year is no different as Congress races toward the holiday finish line.
DeWitt Ross & Stevens
On October 1, 2017, USCIS began expanding the requirement that permanent residence/green card applicants be interviewed in person for all cases based on employment
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