Thomas Jensen

Thomas Jensen

Faegre Baker Daniels

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How Will a New President Impact Business Immigration?

Immigration has been a hot topic in the 2016 presidential campaign, but the focus has been on what the candidates would (or wouldn’t) do about persons in the United States without authorization. The candidates’ views on...more

10/6/2016 - Donald Trump E-Verify H-1B Hillary Clinton Political Candidates

Breaking Immigration News: F-1 OPT STEM Decision Extended Until May 10, 2016; Gives DHS Additional Time to Implement Final Rule

On January 23, 2016, Judge Huvelle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion to extend the current stay of her prior order which will allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to utilize...more

1/27/2016 - Administrative Procedure Act DHS Final Rules OPT Popular STEM USCIS

High-Skilled Foreign Workers: New Rules From USCIS on H-1B Work Visas, AC21, I-140 Petitions and EADs

The long-awaited proposed rule — “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” (aka I-140/AC21/EAD Proposed Rule) — was published in the Federal...more

1/20/2016 - DHS EB-1 EB-2 EB-3 Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) Federal Register Foreign Workers H-1B Highly-Skilled Workers Visa I-140 Popular USCIS Work Visas

F-1 Optional Practical Training Proposed Rule Released; Work Authorization Expanded for STEM Students

The long-awaited proposed rule on F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) was published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2015, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The proposed rule is titled “Improving and...more

10/30/2015 - CIP Colleges DHS E-Verify Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) Form F-1 OPT Proposed Regulation Rulemaking Process STEM Universities USCIS Visas

Early Immigration Action in New Congress

The 114th Congress recently took office, and there has already been action on the immigration front. The House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) but to block President Obama’s recent executive actions on...more

1/21/2015 - Barack Obama DHS Executive Orders Green Cards Immigration Reform Legislative Agendas Visa Caps Visas

President's Immigration Executive Action Will Impact Employers

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States temporarily and apply for work authorization. This executive action also includes...more

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

Immigration Reform Is Dead for 2014; President to Pursue Executive Options

House Speaker John Boehner has advised President Barack Obama that the House of Representatives will not take up immigration reform legislation in 2014. With that confirmation that there will be no immigration reform...more

7/2/2014 - Barack Obama Executive Powers Immigration Reform Legislative Agendas

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