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USCIS to Implement H-1B Registration Process for Upcoming Cap Season

USA - December 16 2019 Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that an H-1B cap registration system (from which the annual H-1B lottery will…

Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Erin Jones Bermeo, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, William Johnson, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michael J. Zimmerman

Registration for 2021 Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Now Open

USA - October 7 2019 The U.S. Department of State has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2021 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. As in past years, the DV…

Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Erin Jones Bermeo, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, William Johnson, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michael J. Zimmerman

Congress Considering Bills to Radically Change Distribution of Employment-Based Green Cards

USA - July 26 2019 Earlier this month the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 1044), an act that would radically…

Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Erin Jones Bermeo, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, William Johnson, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michael J. Zimmerman

Important Recent Developments in Business Immigration Law

USA - June 5 2019 Consulates Now Requesting Social Media Information From Visa Applicants A new State Department policy requires all U.S. visa applicants to submit…

Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Erin Jones Bermeo, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, William Johnson, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michael J. Zimmerman

Challenges for Canadian L-1 Visa Applicants Presenting Renewal Petitions at the Border

USA - April 9 2019 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is suddenly, and without advance notice, refusing to adjudicate and process L-1 petition renewals submitted…

Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Erin Jones Bermeo, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Allison D. Gray, Clémentine de Guillebon, William Johnson, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Michael J. Zimmerman