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Not So Fast! Department of State Releases Updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015

Earlier this month, USCIS, in coordination with the Department of State (“DOS”), announced that it was revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications Until October 1, 2015

Effective September 24, 2015, USCIS will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Adjustment of Status Applications. Cited as the reason is the Department of State’s report that the statutory cap has been reached for the…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Government Shutdown Possible: Immigration Delays

If Congress is unable to arrive at an agreement on the 2016 federal budget, the Federal government may shut down, resulting in the suspension of some immigration services. Immigration functions that are funded by user fees –…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Technical Problem Affects PERM Filings

A technical “glitch”, the result of a software update implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) on September 1, 2015, prevented some employers from filing PERM applications later in the month. According to the DOL, the…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

"Preferences - Mining the Ordinary Course of Business Defense"

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important preference decision on August 10, 2015. What You Need to Know - Payments to creditors arising from a recent, single business transaction can be protected by…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Moving Into the 21st Century

Despite the fact that parts of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration currently are being challenged in court, the administration is moving forward with its promise to modernize our antiquated immigration system…more
| Immigration Law

Temporary Protected Status Announced for Yemen

Effective September 3, 2015, nationals of Yemen are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict within the country. Yemen is experiencing widespread conflict and a resulting…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Payment Process for Immigrant Fees Simplified

In its continuing effort to increase user-friendliness, USCIS has simplified the process for paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee –currently $165 – online in its electronic immigration system. The streamlined process is aimed at…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

NVC Errors Continue

The National Visa Center (the “NVC”) recently issued letters to immigrant visa applicants indicating that termination proceedings have been initiated. The affected individuals subsequently received e-mails from the NVC assuring…more
| Immigration Law

Immigration Alert: Decision Overturning 17-month OPT/STEM Extensions is stayed as USCIS scrambles to cure deficiencies

On August 12, 2015, Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dealt a blow to employers by vacating the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2008 interim rule expanding the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

I-9 Violations Result in Harsh Consequences

A recent decision by the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer – United States of America V. Hartmann Studios, Inc. – has resulted in more than $600,000 in civil penalties for the employer/defendant. The $600,000…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Deadline for Nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to Register for TPS is August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to register for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”). Also included in this group are people without nationality who last habitually…more
| Immigration Law

Knock, Knock: Who’s there?

Due to a contempt hearing scheduled for August 19, 2015 in the case of the State of Texas v. United States, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is taking radical measures to recover all three-year Employment…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Bankruptcy Law News: Recoupment or Setoff? - A Distinction with a Difference

Setoff is commonly encountered in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy situations. If there are mutual debts between two entities, either may generally offset the debts. These debts frequently arise where one entity is a vendor to a…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Client Alert: Amended Petitions Required When Relocating H-1B Employees

Most business immigration practitioners tell H-1B employers an amended or new H-1B petition, along with a corresponding Labor Condition Application (LCA), is required whenever there is a material change in the terms and…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
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