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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to restore premium processing of I-140 immigrant petitions
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

Effective June 29, 2009, USCIS began to accept premium processing requests for I-140 Immigrant Petitions filed in the EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher and Professor, EB-2 Member of Professions with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability (not seeking a national interest waiver), and EB-3 Basic Degree Professional or Skilled Worker categories


U.S. naturalization rates rise
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reported that the naturalization rates among eligible permanent residents has risen to record levels during recent years


FAR E-Verify rule further delayed until September 8, 2009
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

As a result of continuing litigation, the U.S. government has agreed to suspend implementation of its rule requiring most federal contractors and subcontractors to start using E-Verify


USCIS work site audits on the rise
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

As anyone involved in the business immigration world knows, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) worksite audits have been on the rise in recent years, particularly regarding H-1B specialty occupation worker and L-1 intracompany transferee visa cases


Form I-9 remains valid beyond current expiration date of June 30, 2009
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed that the Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 (revised 020209) currently posted on USCIS’ website will continue to be valid for use beyond June 30, 2009


H-1B category still open for business
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

It still is not too late to file an H-1B petition for a cap-subject employee


Retrogression in EB-3 (worldwide, Philippines and Mexico)
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2009

While the availability of immigrant visas for the employment-based second category reflected no change from March to April, employment-based third category posted a 26-month retrogression for the worldwide chargeability and the Philippines, and a five-and-a-half-month retrogression for Mexico


Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative ("WHTI") land and sea documentation requirements will be effective as of June 1, 2009
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2009

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative ("WHTI") requires travelers to present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the United States starting on June 1, 2009


Proposed legislation to increase scrutiny of the H-1B and L-1 process
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2009

Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Durbin (D-IL) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act (S. 887) in the current session of Congress


New enforcement guidelines for ICE
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2009

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued updated enforcement guidelines to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE