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Jackson Lewis employers’ immigration update - No. 20, December 2015

USA - December 4 2015 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed amending its regulations on the optional practical training (“OPT”) program to allow...

Lucrecia M. Davis, Sean G. Hanagan, Raazia K. Hall, Kevin Lashus, Minnie Fu.

Proposed new optional practical training (OPT) rules

USA - November 9 2015 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed amending its regulations on the optional practical training ("OPT") program to allow...

Lucrecia M. Davis, Sean G. Hanagan, Raazia K. Hall, Sujata Ajmera, Minnie Fu.

USCIS and DOS announce revised procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for adjustment of status

USA - September 9 2015 On September 9, 2015, US Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") and the Department of State ("DOS"), announced new procedures for determining...

Cautionary tale for EB-5 investors

USA - August 29 2015 The SEC has sued Seattle developer Lobsang Dargey, alleging that he misappropriated $17 million from investors in his EB-5 program, and announcing a...

Jackson Lewis employers? Immigration update No. 18, June 2015

USA - June 10 2015 USCIS received approximately 233,000 petitions for fiscal year 2016 beginning in October 2015. Last year, USCIS received 172,500 petitions, meaning...

Lucrecia M. Davis, Sean G. Hanagan, Raazia K. Hall, Sujata Ajmera, Minnie Fu.