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Immigration Changes in 2017: New High-Skilled Worker Rule Provides Mobility for Employees and Predictability to Employers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 9 2017

The New Year brings with it changes in immigration law, including implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final rule entitled

Employers Beware: Employment Authorization Extension Receipts Can Convey Ongoing Work Eligibility
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

Does an Employment Authorization Extension Filing Receipt Mean That an Employee Can Continue to Work After Expiration of His or Her Employment

ESTA Application Requests Social Media Identifiers
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2017

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has added a request for social media identifiers as part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) screening

DHS Hosts Cybersecurity Summit; Announces New Cross-Sector Risk Management Center
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2018

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted a National Cybersecurity Summit, featuring the nation's top homeland

New Puerto Rican birth certificates & driver's licenses marked not valid as ID -- is the I-9 process affected?
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA, Puerto Rico
  • September 8 2010

After September 30, 2010, all Puerto Rican-born individuals seeking to apply or petition for US immigration or citizenship benefits, including a first-time U.S. passport, will be required to obtain a new security-enhanced birth certificate

2019 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program Announced
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2019 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. The Diversity

US Immigration 2018: Change will be the Constant
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 19 2018

No one would deny that 2017 was a frenetic year when it came to US Immigration. From the initial chaos of the Travel Ban to the drama of DACA, we

USCIS Green Card Processing Time Information Poor, Inspector General Reports, and USCIS Agrees
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

Since 2011, government processing of green card applications has taken longer and longer. Concerns expressed by lawmakers, immigration advocates, and

The USCIS "NTA" and "RFE" Memos: Continue Doing Business But Tread Carefully
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2018

Beginning shortly before President Trump issued his Buy American Hire American executive order in April 2017, United States Citizenship and

Major Change in USCIS Policy on Accrued Unlawful Presence Likely to Impact F, M and J Status Holders
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 13 2018

USCIS has posted a policy memorandum that will radically change current policy for students and exchange visitors. The policy makes it much more