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Immigration Reform is a term commonly used to refer to comprehensive efforts to address limitations, deficiencies and inequalities within a country's immigration policies and systems. In the United States,... more +
Immigration Reform is a term commonly used to refer to comprehensive efforts to address limitations, deficiencies and inequalities within a country's immigration policies and systems. In the United States, the term is often used to describe legislative efforts to remedy problems associated with illegal immigration, including protecting undocumented workers, expanding citizenship eligibility, and strengthening border security.   less -
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

President Trump Announces Plan for Immigration Reform

• On May 16, 2019, President Trump announced broad parameters of an immigration plan to address border security, interior enforcement, asylum policy, modernization of ports of entry and the current immigrant visa or “green...more

Varnum LLP

Trump Announces Immigration Reform Proposal

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On May 16, 2019, President Trump announced an immigration reform proposal addressing legal immigration options and did not address undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. or provide any guidance for Dreamers....more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Trump Introduces Outlines Of Immigration Reform In Advance Of 2020 Campaign

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President Donald Trump has introduced the broad outlines of his proposal for immigration reform. The “merit and heart system” focuses on security and establishing a more fully merit-based system for permanent residence...more

Littler

Potential Changes to U.S.-Canadian Border Policy

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On April 25, 2019, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued a practice alert announcing that the nationwide immigration association had “been in discussions with CBP [Customs and Border Protection] related...more

Harris Beach PLLC

The Doctor is Out. Are Immigration Laws to Blame?

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The United States health care system is struggling with an acute shortage of doctors. What does that have to do with immigration? The short answer is: Quite a lot. The longer answer leads us to an inescapable conclusion that...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Proposed New Legislation Will Impact Medically Underserved Areas and Physician Immigration

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New legislation impacting international medical graduates would extend the Conrad State 30 program until 2021, improve the process for obtaining a visa, and allow for additional slots if certain thresholds are met. The bill...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Challenges for Canadian L-1 Applicants Presenting Renewal Petitions at the Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is suddenly, and without advance notice, refusing to adjudicate and process L-1 petition renewals submitted by Canadian nationals at ports-of-entry (POEs) and at Canadian international...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap Season Begins: Important Information on Premium Processing

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USCIS has clarified the availability and implementation of premium processing for H-1B petitions filed under the FY2020 H-1B cap. For the H-1B FY2020 cap season, USCIS is offering a two-phased approach for premium processing....more

Proskauer - Proskauer For Good

How Changes in Immigration Policy Impact Pro Bono Work

U.S. immigration policy has changed quickly and substantially in the past two years. While a handful of policies have received the majority of media attention—such as the separation of families at the border—the Department of...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

DOL Issues Guidance on H-1B LCA Electronic Posting

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The Immigration and Nationality Act and H-1B regulations require employers to notify their U.S. employees of their intent to hire H-1B nonimmigrant workers in connection with filing an H-1B Labor Condition Application....more

Ronald Shapiro

A Mistake with Your Visa Application Can Get You Deported

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A new immigration policy that took effect on Jan. 22 could result in the immediate deportation of visa applicants in Illinois if they make mistakes or fail to submit enough documentation with their applications. ...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The Supreme Court - March 18, 2019

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Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases: Ramos v. Louisiana, No. 18-5924: Whether the Fourteenth Amendment fully incorporates the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a unanimous verdict....more

Morgan Lewis

Immigration Updates: Possible Brexit Delay, Changes to UK Immigration Rules

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With the current UK withdrawal agreement voted down again, a possible Brexit extension is on the horizon. In addition, the UK Home Office has updated the immigration rules with two new startup and innovator categories, and...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

USCIS Issues a Significantly Revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Last Friday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a significantly revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. This application is used to change or extend the status of dependents...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Lottery: Important Dates and Information for Employers

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Employers in the U.S. that seek to hire foreign workers for temporary employment in a specialty occupation must submit their petitions to USCIS beginning April 1, 2019 for employment starting no sooner than October 1, 2019...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539: Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

USCIS announced on March 5th that it will be publishing a newly-revised Form I-539 on its website on March 8, 2019. USICS will removing the prior Form I-589 version but will accept the older I-589 version (12/23/16) over the...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Immigration Policy Updates

Immigration continues to be a topic of discussion in Washington, and the landscape of immigration law may change, if members of Congress and the Administration can agree on bipartisan solutions. Below you will find a summary...more

Polsinelli

Delays for Foreign Workers’ Families May Result From Season of Immigration Change

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With the H-1B cap season upon us, the government continues to churn out substantial updates and changes that impact how this year’s H-1B cap season will progress, including new impacts on the foreign workers’ family members....more

Polsinelli

Last Dance, Last Chance . . . For H-1B

by Polsinelli on

The H-1B season is in full swing.  Although U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has proposed changes to the H-1B, the process remains largely the same for this year. ...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

USCIS Announces New Version of Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, Which Includes Significant Changes

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 11, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it revised Form I-539 and that the new version will be released on March 11, 2019. ...more

Cozen O'Connor

III-39 - 2nd Anniversary Special Episode

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For our special 2nd anniversary episode, we bring back our inaugural guest, Howard Schweitzer, to talk about the current state of politics and the impact on employers. We also discuss how the EEOC has chosen to answer...more

Barley Snyder

Dept. of Homeland Security Issues Final Rule Governing Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

by Barley Snyder on

Employers need to know about two major changes the Department of Homeland Security made official when it amended regulations governing petitions filed under the H-1B visa lottery last week....more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Department Of Homeland Security Publishes Final Rule Regarding H-1B Pre-Registration Process

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 31, 2019 DHS published the final rule for the electronic pre-registration of H-1B cap petitions and changed the order of selection of filings. ...more

Polsinelli

H-1B Regulatory Changes Scheduled to be Effective April 1, 2019/ Confirmed Delay in Changes to H-1B Cap Pre-Registration Process

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The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the proposed regulations making fundamental changes to the H-1B cap-selection process have been finalized and will be published in the Federal Register on January 31,...more

Cozen O'Connor

Top 10 HR Headaches for 2019

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A new year always brings new headaches for HR professionals. So far, 2019 has been off to a running start with a government shutdown, the early start of the next presidential campaign and talks of major immigration reform....more

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