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USCIS Announces Major Backlog Reduction Effort, Expansion of Premium Processing for Certain Filings, and FY 2023 H-1B Lottery Cap Reached

USA - March 30 2022 In a long overdue development, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is finally taking action in tackling its…

Linda Chan Attreed, Erin Jones Bermeo, Rohit Biswas, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, Mark D. Koestler, Michelle Muñoz-Machen, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michelle S. Velasco, Michael J. Zimmerman

US Customs and Border Protection Implements New Admission Codes for E and L Derivative Spouses Entering United States

USA - February 3 2022 On Jan. 31, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began endorsing the I-94s of spouses of E and L visa holders with new class of admission codes…

Linda Chan Attreed, Erin Jones Bermeo, Rohit Biswas, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, Mark D. Koestler, Michelle Muñoz-Machen, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michelle S. Velasco, Michael J. Zimmerman

USCIS Announces H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Upcoming Cap Season

USA - January 31 2022 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will hold the H-1B electronic registration process for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B…

Linda Chan Attreed, Erin Jones Bermeo, Rohit Biswas, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, Mark D. Koestler, Michelle Muñoz-Machen, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michelle S. Velasco, Michael J. Zimmerman

President Biden’s Proclamation Suspending Travel From Southern Africa to Combat the Omicron Coronavirus Variant

USA - November 30 2021 On Nov. 26, 2021, the White House announced that due to the increased risk of reinfection with the Omicron coronavirus variant, it is implementing…

Erin Jones Bermeo, Rohit Biswas, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michelle S. Velasco, Michael J. Zimmerman

USCIS Issues Policy Alert Regarding Work Authorization for E, L-2, and H-4 Spouses

USA - November 16 2021 In our Nov. 11 client alert, we described the dramatic and beneficial changes to the employment authorization rules affecting dependent spouses of…

Erin Jones Bermeo, Rohit Biswas, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michelle S. Velasco, Michael J. Zimmerman