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Immigration Viewpoints Blog

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Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda Signals Immigration Priorities for Federal Agencies

USA - November 14 2018 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of State (DOS) released their fall 2018 Regulatory Agendas…

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Announced

Canada, Mexico, USA - October 3 2018 Late Sunday night it was announced that Canada had reached an agreement with the United States and Mexico to remain in a North American trade pact…

DV-2020 Diversity Visa Registration to Open

USA - October 2 2018 The US Department of State announced instructions for the DV-2020 (Diversity Visa 2020) program. The release of the instructions is somewhat…

8 Best Practices for Managing U.S. Immigration Compliance in 2018 (Part 2 of 5)

USA - September 13 2018 Employers who sponsor foreign nationals for (1) H-1B visas; (2) PERM-based permanent residence applications and (3) STEM OPT Extensions…

8 Best Practices for Managing U.S. Immigration Compliance in 2018 (Part 1 of 5)

USA - September 11 2018 The Trump Administration has made immigration enforcement and the restriction of immigration to the United States a high priority. Most of the U.S…

Be Prepared: DHS Site Visits on the Rise

USA - August 31 2018 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts site visits at the offices of employers who petitioned or are petitioning for temporary work visas…

I-9 Audits and Investigations of Employers Have Nearly Quadrupled in 2018

USA - August 27 2018 Government enforcement activities at businesses have significantly increased this year. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the…

Does USCIS Want to Turn Lawful Immigrants into Unlawful, Removable Immigrants? The Answer it seems, is “Yes”

USA - July 20 2018 The tilt in this Administration towards harsh immigration measures is well known because of high profile moves like the travel bans and the separation…

Immigration Issues on Capitol Hill - Will Anything Get Done?

USA - February 21 2018 It appears that the Republican controlled Congress and the Trump Administration cannot get anything done on the contentious issues of immigration…

Government Shutdown Ends - Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

USA - January 25 2018 Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor…