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Appeals Court Vacates DOL Rule Authorizing Use of Skill-Based Private Wage Surveys in H-2B Temporary Labor Certification...

On December 5, 2014, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion vacating the Department of Labor (DOL) regulation and related guidance memorandum authorizing DOL, at the request of the...more

12/11/2014 - Advisory Opinions Appeals DOL H-2B Immigration Procedures Wages

How Will Obama's Immigration Actions Impact Employers?

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration, which will grant work authorization to millions of undocumented workers. In addition, the executive actions seek to boost the...more

11/25/2014 - Barack Obama DACA DAPA Deportation DHS Executive Orders Green Cards Hiring & Firing Immigration Procedures Immigration Reform Popular STEM USCIS

U.S. State Department Updates Information Regarding Delays in Visa and Passport Processing

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published updated information regarding the performance issues with the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD). As discussed in our July 24, 2014 Alert, a computer glitch caused the CCD to...more

8/8/2014 - Delays Department of State Passports Visas

State Department Says Computer Glitch Has Caused a World-Wide Delay in Visa and Passport Processing

A State Department spokesperson has stated that technological glitches in the Consular Consolidated Database have caused the system to crash, resulting in significant delays in the processing of visas and passports for...more

7/25/2014 - Delays Passports Visas

The Race To File H-1B Work Visas On April 1, 2014

Executive Summary: We are releasing this Alert to remind employers of the fast approaching April 1, 2014 deadline for filing H-1B work visa petitions on behalf of foreign employees who need sponsorship for long-term work...more

2/4/2014 - Deadlines H-1B USCIS Visas Work Visas

Government Shutdown And Processing Of Immigration Benefits

On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Federal Government implemented a shutdown after Congress failed to reach an agreement on appropriations. As a result, several federal agencies involved in processing immigration benefits have...more

10/2/2013 - Department of State DOL E-Verify Government Shutdown USCIS

Legal Alert: The New Form I-9 Is Here

After a lengthy delay and extensive comment period, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released today a revised Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13 N). Employers may download the new form by visiting the USCIS web site at:...more

3/11/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

Legal Alert: USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions Beginning April 1, 2013

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1, 2013. There is an annual limit of 65,000 H-1B numbers available each year for foreign nationals with Bachelor's Degrees...more

2/8/2013 - H-1B USCIS Visas

DHS Proposes To Extend Work Authorization To H-4 Spouses Of H-1B Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") has proposed to amend its regulations by extending the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants. ...more

1/3/2013 - DHS Green Cards H-1B H-4 Spouses Non-Immigrant Visas Visas

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