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Annual Green Card Lottery for Diversity Immigrants Opens Oct. 3

• Beginning Oct. 3, 2017, there is a limited application period for many foreign nationals to apply for the chance to get a green card. • U.S. law authorizes 50,000 immigrant visas ("green cards") to be available annually...more

USCIS to Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Visas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, starting on April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions. The suspension could last up to six months....more

End of Immigration Privileges for Cuban Nationals Signals Changes in U.S.-Cuba Relationship

Before former President Barack Obama left office, one of his last acts was to repeal the policy granting asylum to every Cuban national who made it to the United States. As part of the normalization of formal diplomatic...more

Immigration Under the New Administration: Travel Ban for Nationals from Certain Countries

President Donald Trump on Jan. 27, 2017, signed Executive Order 13769, titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States," which states that for the 90 days after such date, nearly all...more

Immigration Under the New Administration: H-1B Visas and What to Expect

With the Trump Administration taking office, it is expected that changes to immigration policies will be carried out swiftly and, to a large extent, in an unapologetically straightforward manner. While the initial public...more

New Limitations on Visa-Less Travel to the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State on Jan. 21, 2016, commenced implementation of changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) pursuant to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist...more

Annual U.S. Green Card Lottery for Diversity Immigrants Opens Oct. 1, 2014: The Green Card Lottery Allows Many Foreign Nationals...

The U.S. Department of State's Diversity Visa 2016 Immigrant Visa Program (more commonly referred to as the "Green Card Lottery") begins Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. EDT and ends Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at 12:00 p.m....more

9/26/2014

Unexpected USCIS Site Visits Expanded To L Visa Holders - Costs And Liabilities Associated With Being Noncompliant, Or Being...

HIGHLIGHTS - - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security Division recently announced that it is expanding worksite inspections to include employers of L-1 visa...more

5/21/2014  /  Compliance , Immigrants , L-Visas , USCIS , Visas

Why Didn't My Employee Get a Form I-94 When Entering the United States?

U.S. employers and others dealing with immigration matters should be aware that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no longer issues Form I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record) upon entry into the United States. As a result,...more

10/8/2013

Annual Green Card Lottery Opens October 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of State's Diversity Visa 2015 Immigrant Visa Program (more commonly referred to as the Green Card Lottery) begins Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and ends Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00...more

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