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DHS Issues Re-registration Information For El Salvadorans In Temporary Protected Status

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following the official Federal Register notice of the termination and re-registration period for Haitian TPS beneficiaries, DHS also has published the notice of termination and re-registration period for El Salvadoran TPS...more

Interagency Cooperation: Raising the Bar for Immigration Compliance

by Dickinson Wright on

On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should again be open for business for a flood of H-1B petition filings, which are subject to the annual cap. Employers are required to pay the higher of the...more

Five Immigration To-Do’s for Employers in 2018

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The White House and Department of Homeland Security have announced plans to change the legal immigration system in ways that could significantly impact employers with foreign workers who are managers, executives,...more

Haitian Temporary Protected Status Re-registration To Begin

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The long-awaited announcement of the 60-day re-registration period for Haitian TPS beneficiaries is about to be published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018. The re-registration period will begin immediately upon...more

DACA Renewal Employer Advisory Alert: The C33 Category

by Dickinson Wright on

On January 13, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted that due to a federal court order issued on January 9, it would begin again to accept renewal requests from those who had previously been granted...more

Time to Think About the H-1B Cap Season and Your Employment Needs

On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for professional positions. We note that these petitions will have a start date of Oct. 1, 2018....more

The Supreme Court - January 16, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On Friday afternoon, the Supreme Court granted certiorari and agreed to hear arguments in twelve cases: Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome, No. 16-1220: Whether a court may exercise independent review of an appearing...more

U.S. ICE Announces Plans for More Raids on Businesses

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents targeted 98 7-Eleven stores and arrested 21 undocumented workers in raids last week. In a public statement, Thomas D. Horman, ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official...more

USCIS to Resume Accepting Applications to Renew DACA

by Littler on

On January 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...more

DACA Injunction: Renewals Continue For Now

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On January 9, 2018, U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California granted an injunction that resulted in provisional relief for current DACA recipients by allowing them to renew their DACA benefits...more

USCIS Resumes Processing of DACA Renewal Applications Following Federal Court Order

Due to a federal court order, on January 13, 2018 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood...more

Following A Long Thaw, ICE Returns With Increased Worksite Enforcement

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: “ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable.” Referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) early morning raids at nearly a hundred...more

Termination of TPS for El Salvador

by Mintz Levin on

On January 8, 2018, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador. TPS provides a temporary legal basis to remain...more

Now We Know the Government Means Business: Prepare for an ICE Raid

by Barley Snyder on

The federal government has done everything but release a road map of what businesses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will raid to weed out illegal immigrants during President Donald Trump’s term of presidency....more

USCIS Clarifies Position on AC21 H-1B Extensions

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Last week, USCIS clarified that it is not considering changing its interpretation of the H-1B extension of status provisions offered in the American Competitiveness in the Twenty First Century Act (AC21)....more

Time To Prepare For The 2018 H-1B Lottery

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

For immigration attorneys and employers of foreign nationals alike, the frenzy of the spring H-1B Cap season is right around the corner. Now is the time to start preparations for the April filing deadline....more

Confused by the Evolving Travel Ban? Here’s a Cheat Sheet with the Latest Guidance

While the Travel Ban continues to move up and down the federal court system, here are the latest rules governing travel for citizens of the affected countries as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s lifting of the lower...more

Are You Ready For H-1B Cap Season?

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On April 1, 2018, USCIS will begin accepting cap subject H-1B petitions for a start date of October 1, 2018. Due to the high demand for H-1B visas, we encourage employers to take time now to identify any employees who require...more

Update on Status of Entrepreneurial Parole Program for Foreign Entrepreneurs

by Murtha Cullina on

On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule establishing a parole program for international entrepreneurs seeking to improve the ability of certain startup founders to remain in the...more

DHS Announces El Salvador TPS to End on September 9, 2019

On January 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that temporary protected status (TPS) will end for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans, effective September 9, 2019. El Salvador was initially...more

TPS Designation Ends for El Salvador, Making Expiring Work-Authorization Docs an Issue

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced on January 8 that it will not renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador, giving protected Salvadorans until September 9, 2019, to either leave...more

2018 Begins With Early Signs of Increased Worksite Enforcement Action

by Littler on

As it signaled in late 2017, the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative arm) began 2018 with an increased emphasis on targeting employers and unauthorized employees...more

TPS Ending For El Salvador, Haiti & Nicaragua, And A Short Reprieve For Hondurans Still Waiting To Know Their Fate - Now What?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Department of Homeland Security ends Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Haiti, affecting close to 300,000 individuals. Employers should be prepared to handle the influx of work...more

Rumored Changes To The H Visa Category

by Dickinson Wright on

Certain news reports have hinted that the pursuant to President Trump’s “Buy America, Hire America” Executive Order of April, 2017, the Trump Administration is considering changes to the H Visa Program. ...more

What You Should Know About the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017

by Ronald Shapiro on

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017, also known as H.R. 392, would remove the per-country cap for employment-based visas and help eliminate the extensive backlog that immigrants from countries like China and...more

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