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The Impact of the Ban on Certain Nonimmigrant Visas into the United States

USA - July 2 2020 On June 22, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation suspending the entry of individuals…

CARES Act: Foreign National and Immigrant Eligibility for Paid Leave, Unemployment Benefits, and Stimulus Rebates

USA - April 2 2020 On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, intended to stimulate the…

Michael K. Mahoney, Melissa Manna

H-1B Considerations in Context: COVID-19, Remote Work, Office Closures, Furloughs, and Layoffs

USA - March 24 2020 Employers are facing numerous issues in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including remote work, temporary office closures…

Michael H. Bell, Ceridwen J. Koski

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas

USA - September 19 2017 The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced, on September 18, 2017, that it has resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa…

DHS Allows One-Time Increase in H-2B Guest Worker Visas for Fiscal Year 2017

USA - July 24 2017 On July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) increased the numerical limit (or "cap") on H-2B visas…