Mintz Levin - Immigration Law

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Firm Profile: Mintz Levin
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111, United States
Phone: 617-348-4468
Fax: 617-542-2241
Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Israel
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Immigration Issues on Capitol Hill – Will Anything Get Done?

It appears that the Republican controlled Congress and the Trump Administration cannot get anything done on the contentious issues of immigration. Right now, a slight bi-partisan majority in the Senate wants to provide a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Government Shutdown Ends – Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce an agreement to end the impasse and reopen the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

It’s Time to Prepare H-1B Visa Petitions for Fiscal Year 2019

Historically, H-1B visas have been the U.S. employment visa of choice due to their flexibility for professionals to work in “specialty occupations.” Lately, however, for those employers and prospective employees who are subject…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Potential Government Shutdown and Impact on Immigration Processes

As of 4 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018, the US Senate had not reached an agreement on the terms of a continuing resolution to keep the US government running. The US House passed a 30-day resolution on Thursday, but this must…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

National Venture Capital Association Wins Lawsuit Challenging Delay of Implementation of International Entrepreneur Parole Rule

On December 1, 2017 Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) in its challenge to a regulation published by the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Immigration Law

Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Allows Partial Implementation

On November 13, 2017, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco partially granted an emergency request by the United States government to allow the travel ban issued by President Trump on September 24, 2017 to go…more
 /  Immigration Law

Trump Administration Suggests Potential Cuts to Cultural Exchange Visas

The Trump Administration is evaluating potential reductions to U.S. cultural exchange programs that allow young people from across the world the opportunity to work temporarily in the US. The potential cuts would impact five…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

U.S. Mission in Russia to Temporarily Suspend NIV Issuance

In a continuation of the diplomatic tit-for-tat with Russia, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced on Monday, August 21, 2017, that it would suspend issuance of nonimmigrant visas for eight days starting August 23rd. Nonimmigrant…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

The RAISE Act: A Flawed and Misguided Immigration Bill

On August 2, 2017 Republican Senators Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) unveiled an immigration bill titled The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act). While the stated purpose of this bill is to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Cap-Exempt H-1B Petitions Once Again Eligible for Premium Processing

Effective immediately, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for select cap-exempt H-1B petitions. Cap-exempt petitioners who are eligible for premium processing can file Form…more
 /  Education, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Revises Form I-9

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published another revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. It will be mandatory for employers to use this new version of the form…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Additional 15,000 Visas for H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Workers for FY 2017

Effective upon publication by the Federal Register on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has authorized the one-time issuance of an additional 15,000 H-2B visas for Temporary Nonagricultural…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Opportunity Foreclosed: The International Entrepreneur Parole Rule May Die Before it Gets Out of the Gate

The U.S. and worldwide entrepreneur community had been looking forward to July 17th with great anticipation. This was supposed to be the effective date of the new International Entrepreneur Parole immigration regulation. This…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Travel Ban

Today the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a mixed decision in the “Travel Ban” litigation, relating to Presidential Executive Order 13780 (“EO”). As explained in more detail below, the SCOTUS decision gave a partial victory…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Education, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Transportation

U.S. Supreme Court Tightens Criteria for Revoking Citizenship

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that naturalized American citizens cannot be stripped of citizenship if a lie or omission in the application process was irrelevant to the government’s decision to approve the…more
 /  Immigration Law
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