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USCIS to Permit Reregistration for Syrians With TPS

On March 5, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an announcement in the Federal Register stating that it will permit current Syrian beneficiaries of temporary protected status (TPS) to...more

The Supreme Court’s Current Cases On Jurisdictional Rules, Consolidation, And Plain Error

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

In a term chock-full of blockbuster cases, the three cases featured here won’t make many top 10 lists. But for appellate litigators, these cases are likely to figure much more prominently in their daily practice than cases...more

National Waterways Conference Requests More Time on Draft 408 Policy

by Downey Brand LLP on

The National Waterways Conference has submitted a letter in response to the notice published in the Federal Register on February 5, 2018, seeking comment on the draft Engineering Circular (EC) on 408 permissions. According...more

Florida State of Emergency for Zika Virus Has Terminated - Deadline for Extension of Development Permits Nears

by Holland & Knight LLP on

After the issuance of various extensions, the Zika virus state of emergency declared by Florida Gov. Rick Scott has terminated after the governor did not renew the Executive Order. However, holders of certain development...more

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On January 31, 2018, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria was warranted, given that the armed conflict and extraordinary conditions...more

New Funding Legislation’s Impact on Health Care Programs

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Congress passed a funding bill early this morning just after the February 8th deadline. The new legislation will make several changes to the Medicare program, delay cuts to disproportionate share hospitals, provide two years...more

NMFS Extends Comment Period on Western DPS of Steller Sea Lion

by Nossaman LLP on

On February 6, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced an extension of the public comment period for the 5-year review of the endangered Western Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Steller sea Lion...more

EB-5 Update: Congress Extends EB-5 Investor Visa, Again.

Yet again, the House and Senate have passed and sent to the White House a continuing resolution that prevented a government shutdown and extended the EB-5 Regional Center Program until March 23, 2018. Invest in the USA...more

January 2018: Appellate Practice Update

The Supreme Court Speaks to Exceptions to Appellate Time Limits. In the minefield of legal procedures, perhaps none strikes fear in the hearts of lawyers and clients alike as much as a missed deadline. In several high-profile...more

Supreme Court Makes Jurisdictional Determination on Clean Water Act Rule - EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Act to Delay Rule...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously – on narrow procedural grounds – that the courts of appeals do not have original jurisdiction to hear challenges to the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Obama Administration's 2015 rule...more

DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Syrians

Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen (the “Secretary”) announced on Thursday, February 1, DHS will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria for an additional 18 months,...more

Key Components of DOL Fiduciary Rule Delayed Through 2019

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On January 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor postponed key provisions of its Fiduciary Rule for the next 18 months. The Fiduciary Rule was generally intended to expand the definition of who is considered a fiduciary,...more

IRS extends deadlines for IRC §1031 exchange transactions affected by the 2017 Southern California wildfires: key points

by DLA Piper on

As a result of the 2017 Southern California wildfires, the IRS has issued an extension of the 45- and 180-day deadlines for IRC §1031 exchange transactions. This extension applies both to real estate and personal property...more

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

Indian and Chinese Nationals Likely First to Be Affected by H-1B-Related Changes

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

After months of anticipation, it appears the first major H-1B program-related change will be the recession of employment authorization for certain H-4 spouses. The change should have the largest effect on Chinese and Indian...more

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: White House Immigration Meeting Ends in Expletives, Visa Extensions for Skilled Immigrants Expected...

After a holiday break, the Weekly Round-Up is back, and just in time for a week in which immigration news filled the headlines. White House Immigration Meeting Ends in Vulgarity - On Thursday, Congressional Democrats...more

Update #12: Distribution Deadline for Employer Form 1095-C for 2017 Extended

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As it did last year, the IRS has again extended the date that employer Form 1095-C reports need to be distributed to employees. For 2017 reports, the deadline is now March 2, 2018, but the deadline for filing the reports with...more

Immigration Fact and Fiction for the U.S. Employer: H-1 Extensions for Applicants for Permanent Residence are Alive and Well

I guess it is not a surprise, there was another information leak. This time the leak was from USCIS, perhaps an accident or perhaps not. Is is true or is it fake news that a regulation would be proposed limiting, at least in...more

Trump Administration Rumored to Be Looking at H-1B Extensions Under AC21

Recently, we have seen several news stories discussing a rumored government proposal to eliminate H-1B extensions beyond the standard six-year limit. No such action has yet been taken, and to date H-1B visa holders may...more

Final Version of Tax Reform Act has a Minor Impact on Employee Benefit Programs

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

In early November, I posted an article entitled “Tax Reform Proposal Nixes Favorable Tax Treatment of Several Employee Benefits”. That article reviewed the Ways and Means Committee’s proposal (H.R. 1, the Tax Reform and Jobs...more

IRS Gives Employers A Welcome Christmas Gift

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

On December 22, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a 30-day extension of the deadlines for certain information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In IRS Notice 2018-06, the agency...more

Continuing Resolution extends EB-5 Program until January 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

As expected, the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) last week which extended the Federal budget until January 19, 2018. It is expected that the President will sign the CR. This new short-term...more

Breaking EB-5 Alert: EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended

In a late-night vote, the House and Senate passed and sent to the White House a continuing resolution that prevented a government shutdown and extended the EB-5 Regional Center Program until January 19, 2018. As we reported...more

EB-5 Program Extended to January 19, 2018

With just hours to spare in order to avoid a government shutdown, the House and Senate approved on December 21 a short-term continuing resolution (CR) funding federal activities through January 19. The CR was approved in the...more

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Expires in 5-Days. Will EB-5 be Reauthorized?

Washington’s divisive political climate has led to many uncertainties in the future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program. Last week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution that prevented a government...more

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