Immigration

FEBRUARY 2017 IMMIGRATION UPDATE

TRUMP ERA BEGINS WITH TUMULTUOUS FIRST WEEK, ENTRY BAN President Donald Trump’s tumultuous first week included a series of executive orders on immigration, refugees, and other...

IT shares recover after crash on H-1B fears

Tech stocks took a beating Tuesday and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) said the US Bill proposing the High-Skilled Integrity...

Is Being Anti-Trump A New Ground Of Inadmissibility?

A few days ago, weekend, a  Canadian student of Mc-Gill University, Joseph Decunah, who was seeking to be admitted to protest at the Women’s...

Analysis of Key Provisions of the High Skilled Worker Final Rule...

On a related note, the final rule also provides whis-tleblowers who report H-1B violations with protection from retaliation. Evidence of such retal-iation may be...

DHS EXTENDS TPS FOR NEPAL

The Department of Homeland Security announced on October 26, 2016, that it is extending the designation of Nepal for temporary protected status (TPS) effective...

CW-1 VISA LIMIT REACHED FOR FY 2017, USCIS SAYS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigra-tion Services (USCIS) reported on October 21, 2016, that the agency has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the...

DHS EXTENDS TPS FOR GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE FOR...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending temporary protected status (TPS) benefits for beneficiaries under the designations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone...

FEWER RIGHTS IN PENNSYLVANIA THAN GUANTANAMO

On August 29, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its decision in Castro v. Dept. of Homeland Security, a consolidated...

USCIS ANNOUNCES END OF H-1B WORKLOAD TRANSFER TRANSITION PERIOD

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H-1B workload transfer transition period ended August 31, 2016. On July 1, 2016, as part of...

SEPTEMBER VISA BULLETIN SHOWS MOVEMENT IN FINAL ACTION DATES

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for the month of September 2016 shows much movement in the final action dates for various employment categories. For...

Until further notice! Why PERM applications must continue to be error-free?

In a recent decision, Matter of Cisco Systems, Inc. 2012-PER-01179 (June 9, 2016), the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) reaffirmed its hardline...

USCIS proposes Rule to welcome International Entrepreneurs

U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole (temporary...

WHO SHOULD GET NOTICE WHEN AN I-140 PETITION IS REVOKED?  IT’S...

The ability for a foreign national worker to move to a new job is crucial in an age of never end ing backlogs in...

USCIS HAS RETURNED UNSELECTED FY 2017 H-1B CAP-SUBJECT PETITIONS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on July 8, 2016, that it has returned all FY 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected...

No Longer So Fast!

One does not need a degree in public policy or law to understand the basic premise behind the concept that the United States ought...

VARIOUS CATEGORIES OVERSUBSCRIBED FOR AUGUST, STATE DEPT. REPORTS

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for the month of August 2016 reports that various employment-based cate-gories are oversubscribed: India E4 and certain religious workers categories....

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