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USCIS Updates Receipt Process for Form I-129S

USA - August 29 2023 On August 3, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced changes to the way it issues receipts for L-1 nonimmigrant intracompany…

Traveled to Cuba After Jan. 12, 2021? CBP Updates ESTA Platform, Visa Stamp Now Required

USA - August 29 2023 The U.S. and Cuba have a history of strong ties and elevated conflicts since the Spanish-American War. The latest platform update by U.S. Department…

Illinois to Require Pay Transparency in Job Postings

USA - August 29 2023 Illinois has joined a growing list of states that have enacted wage transparency statutes. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the law in early August and it…

New Policy Guidance Makes it Easier for Employers to Sponsor Foreign Workers for Green Cards

USA - April 20 2023 On March 15, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued new guidance on how an employer can demonstrate the ability to pay…

PERM Delays at the Department of Labor

USA - April 20 2023 PERM, the first step in most permanent residency applications, has always been a slow and technical process. Unfortunately, the long wait continues…

USCIS Redesigns Green Card and Employment Authorization Document to Safeguard National Security, Prevent Fraud

USA - April 18 2023 On Jan. 30, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a redesign of Permanent Resident Cards (green cards) and Employment…

Form I-9 Remote Flexibility Ends July 31, 2023

USA - April 18 2023 Temporary U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance permitting businesses operating…

USCIS Announces Premium Processing for Certain F-1 Students Seeking OPT or STEM OPT Extensions

USA - April 18 2023 On March 6, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the expansion of its premium processing service to include certain F-1…

State Department Increases Non-Immigrant Visa Application Fees Effective May 30

USA - April 18 2023 In a trend other government agencies will surely follow, the U.S. Department of State is increasing its visa application fees to support its consular…

Good News for Illinois Employers: Illinois Supreme Court holds that Federal Labor Law Preempts BIPA Claims

USA - April 17 2023 Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) case law continues to develop on as the Illinois Supreme Court has issued yet another BIPA decision…