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H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates for FY 2019

USA - February 8 2018 Employers seeking to sponsor H-1B workers for Fiscal Year 2019 can begin filing petitions on April 2, 2018 (April 1 is a Sunday), for a start date of...

Michelle A. White.


2018 Begins With Early Signs of Increased Worksite Enforcement Action

USA - January 10 2018 As it signaled in late 2017,1 the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative arm) began 2018...

Hector Galeano.


Employers Should Prepare Now for Increased ICE Enforcement

USA - November 8 2017 Increased immigration enforcement and a reduction in illegal entry into the United States remain among the Trump administration's highest priorities...

Sean M. McCrory, Shireen A. Judeh.


USCIS's Updated Policy on Adjudications of Nonimmigrant Worker Visa Petitions Rescinds Former Deferential Policy

USA - October 30 2017 On October 23, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) rescinded policy guidelines in effect since April 2004 regarding requests...

Patrick O'Brien.


New Law Governs Immigrant Worksite Enforcement Actions in California

USA - October 19 2017 On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 450 (“AB 450”), imposing new requirements for public and private...

Michelle A. White, Gayle L. Gonda.