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STEM OPT Update: Program Remains Valid Through May 10, 2016
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

On January 23, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion to extend the stay of vacatur of the current STEM Optional


United States Implements New Visa Waiver Program Restrictions
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") and Department of State ("DOS") announced immediate implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement


Administrative Processing Delays in Visa Application Adjudication
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2016

In recent weeks, there has been a noticeable increase in visa application processing delays due to Section 221(g), otherwise known as "Administrative


DHS publishes STEM OPT rule - potential new benefits and requirements
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2015

On Monday, October 19, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") published its eagerly anticipated STEM Optional Practical Training ("OPT"


USCIS announces new system for confirming filing eligibility for Adjustment of Status applicants
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2015

In accordance with significant procedural revisions announced in September and implemented by the Department of State (DOS) with the publication of


Employers using E-Verify: get ready to download your “Historic Records Report” by year-end
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2015

U.S. employers enrolled in E-Verify -- the electronic system of employment eligibility verification -- should prepare to download and preserve all


DHS sends new STEM OPT rule to OMB for review
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2015

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent its proposed regulation on the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) program to the Office of


Update: filing date retrogression: U.S. Department of State releases revised Visa Bulletin for October 2015
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2015

On September 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released a revised Visa Bulletin for October 2015. This bulletin supersedes the October


Double-bagged: Governor signs second piece of Grocery Worker Retention law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2015

Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 897, a "clean up" bill he requested to address an omission in AB 359, which Governor Brown had


Another potential federal government shutdown: consequences for immigration application processing
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2015

Congress is currently at a budget standoff that threatens to shut down the federal government for the second time in two years, effective September