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October 2018 Special Immigration Alert

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USCIS Begins Implementing Notices to Appear for Denied Petitions and Applications - As of October 1, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has begun issuing Notices to Appear (“NTA”) in accordance with...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Immigration Policy Changes Leave Employers Wishing USCIS Took a Summer Vacation

There were no lazy days of summer to be had in 2018—at least not when it came to the introduction of new immigration policies by the Trump administration. The momentum with which it announced and implemented new policies over...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Recent USCIS Developments

USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing - Earlier this week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will extend the suspension of Premium Processing for all pending FY...more

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USCIS Reverses Course, Allows STEM OPT Students to Work at Third-Party Sites

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised its website and announced that it will now allow F-1 students participating in the optional practical training (OPT) extension for individuals in science,...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New Foreign-Student Work Restriction Has Outsourcing And Staffing Firm Suing

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The Trump Administration is continuing its assault on outsourcing and staffing firms. The latest Administration focus is on the STEM OPT program. In April 2018, without notice, USCIS made certain changes to its website. It...more

Hogan Lovells

The Trump Administration Issues Its R&D Budget Priorities for FY 2020

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On July 31, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, and the Deputy Assistant to the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Michael Kratsios, jointly issued a memorandum on “FY 2020...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

IPO Releases Resources for Retention and Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

In a document entitled the "Push Forward Report," the Intellectual Property Owners Association ("IPO") Women in IP Committee pointed out that "[w]omen are under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics...more

Baker Donelson

Immigration Update: Student Workers in Changing Times – What Employers Need to Know

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On May 10, 2018, the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) published a Policy Memorandum offering guidance in the calculation of unlawful presence for those in student (F), vocational student (M), or exchange visitor...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Special Immigration Alert - June 2018

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban - After many lawsuits and appeals, on June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Trump administration’s September 24, 2017, travel ban of nationals from Iran,...more

Baker Donelson

Immigration Update: Didn't Make the H-1B Cap? Options for Developing a Plan B

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Most employers and H-1B applicants have been notified by USCIS as to whether their H-1B cap petition was selected for processing. Now is the time for employers to work with their foreign national employees to determine if...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Profiles in Innovation: GoldieBlox Founder on "Reinventing Girlhood" through Engineering-Inspired Toys

If stubborn conviction is the hallmark of a successful entrepreneur, then Debbie Sterling is destined for greatness. As she builds a multimedia empire aimed at “reinventing girlhood as we know it,” she’s been paving her own...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Labor Department To Demand More Information In H-1B Labor Condition Application

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released proposed changes to ETA Form-9035, Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (LCA), that would require more details about the end-user clients and potential worksites...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

United States Expected to Limit Visas to Certain Chinese Citizens

A new policy enacted by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) instructs United States consular officers to limit the issuance of visas to some Chinese citizens as part of the administration’s measures to address China’s alleged...more

Fisher Phillips

Web Exclusive - Alternate Reality: “Extreme Vetting” Of H-1B Work Visas

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To boost innovation and remain competitive, employers often have no option but to sponsor foreign nationals for H-1B work visas to meet their labor needs, especially when it comes to workers in science, technology,...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

The U.S. State Department To Release New Limitations On Student Visas For Chinese Nationals

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In December 2017, the White House released a new National Security Strategy aimed at reducing "economic theft by non-traditional intelligence collectors” and protecting American intellectual property by tightening visa...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

H-1B Visa Rules Tightening For Outsourcing And Staffing Companies

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The Trump Administration has been targeting outsourcing and staffing firms that use H-1B non-immigration visas, the most popular employment-based visa for foreign professional workers. The Administration has issued guidance...more

Epstein Becker & Green

State Department Limits Visas Issued to Certain Chinese Citizens

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According to multiple new press reports, and as part of the continuing trade tensions between the United States and China, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) has issued guidance to consular officers that will impact U.S....more

Epstein Becker & Green

Five Workplace Challenges for Employers in Changing Times

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As Gordon Gekko famously pronounced in the 1980s classic movie Wall Street, “The most valuable commodity … is information.” Those words have never rung truer than in today’s world and in today’s workplaces. And as the old...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

For Students In The United States On Visas, USCIS Policy Change Brings New Risks

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A new policy memo governing accrual of unlawful status is poised to impact students staying in the United States with significant immigration consequences if they fail to comply with new, punitive rules. On May 10, 2018,...more

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Recent Changes To USCIS Policies May Impact Foreign Students

Earlier this month, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made two changes affecting foreign students – (1) calculating unlawful presence for students in the U.S. and (2) third-party placements for STEM...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

Alternative Strategies for Rejected FY19 H-1B’s

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has started returning H-1B petitions to employers whose cases were not selected in the recent H-1B lottery selection process. The USCIS reported that a total of 195,000 H-1B...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

The Trump Administration's Efforts To Rein In H-1B Visas - What You Need To Know

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The H-1B visa category has been modified many times over the past 65 years. H-1B visas facilitate the entry of foreign national professionals, while also providing safeguards that maintain the integrity of the U.S. labor...more

Littler

USCIS Issues Changes to Off-Site Placement of STEM OPT F-1 Visa Holders

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently made subtle changes to its eligibility definitions for companies seeking to employ STEM OPT F-1 visa holders. The subtle changes have major implications...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

USCIS Disallows STEM OPT Holders From Training at Third Party Sites

As explained below, we advise that a company may not have STEM OPT individuals at its work site unless it is a direct employer that is part of the e-Verify program. ...more

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USCIS New Policy Shuts Down STEM OPT Training at Third Party Sites

The extension of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for international students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) allows eligible students to apply to extend their...more

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