Mintz Levin - Immigration Law

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Senate Passes Spending Bill: DHS Only Funded Through February 2015

In an unusual weekend session, the US Senate passed the “Cromnibus” government funding bill, providing funding for most government agencies through September 2015. However, the Department of Homeland Security, which includes US…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

Employment-based Visa Petitions: Why Dun and Bradstreet Can Make or Break a Petition

It’s a little known fact that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) won’t approve an employment-based visa petition before checking the company information against the Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) database via the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

President Obama’s Executive Immigration Reform: Shining a Spotlight on Reforming Optional Practical Training “OPT”

As a part of President Obama’s recent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued several memoranda to the directors of US Citizenship and…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Immigration Developments for Highly Skilled Workers: Changes the Business Community Can Expect as a Result of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform

On Thursday, November 20th, coinciding with President Obama’s announcement regarding his forthcoming executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memo to the directors of…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

The difference a day can make: States devise their own remedies for criminal immigration reform

While the three branches of federal government fire off salvos on immigration reform, states are finding ways to tackle challenges to the federal criminal immigration landscape…more
| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

During last week's primetime television broadcast, President Obama announced steps to fix what he termed the “broken” US immigration system. The president focused his speech on increasing border security and providing a method…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone Designated for Temporary Protected Status

Due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the designation of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, beginning…more
| Health, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Recent Changes in US Immigration Processes and Technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented changes recently that affect many individuals seeking to travel to the United States, US employers of H-1B and L-1 workers, and users of some USCIS services. This…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Keeping Immigration Site Visits Civil and Focused

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) empowers its Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) officers to make unannounced site visits to employers of H-1B and L-1 workers. The stated purpose of these site visits is…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

President Obama Announces Extended Visas for China/US Travel

Arriving for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on November 10, President Obama announced the conclusion of a reciprocal deal with China that will see both countries extend the length of the multiple-entry…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Immigration Issues in the Massachusetts Governor Race

On Tuesday evening, the candidates for Massachusetts governor met in their last debate ahead of Tuesday’s general election. Throughout the campaign season, Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley (D) and Charlie…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

U.S. Immigration Policy Catches Up with Assisted Reproductive Technology

On October 28th, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy, clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act, to include a gestational mother who (a) gave…more
| Immigration Law

Driver’s Licenses for DACA Beneficiaries

According to The Huffington Post, the State of Arizona and the US Federal Government are once again tussling over domain with regard to benefits based on immigration status. This round it’s driver’s licenses and DACA…more
| Conflict of Laws, Immigration Law

Taking 221(g) Adminstrative Processing Too Far?

The Obama administration has touted a number of new initiatives aimed at encouraging immigrant entrepreneurship and retention of high-tech workers in the U.S. These are commendable and this author applauds these efforts…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today

It’s that time of year again. The Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2016 Green Card Lottery. Online registration begins today, October 1, 2014 and will conclude on November 3. The lottery,…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law
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