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November 2018 Visa Bulletin -Only EB-2 China and EB-3 Philippines Advance
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2018

The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step


October 2018 Visa Bulletin - Most Categories Bounce Back for the Start of the Fiscal Year, but Backlogs Remain in the EB-1 Category for All Countries
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2018

The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step


DHS Further Extends El Salvadoran TPS Work Authorization
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2018

Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will terminate the temporary protected status (TPS) program for


USCIS Raises Premium Processing Fee: Effective October 1, 2018
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 31 2018

On October 1, 2018 the premium processing fee for all Forms I-129 (Non-Immigrant Worker) and Forms I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) will


Haitian TPS Update: USCIS Backlog Results in Automatic 6-Month Work Authorization Extensions
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 25 2018

USCIS will be issuing Notices of Continued Evidence of Work Authorization for certain Haitian TPS beneficiaries who applied for new EADs, but still


USCIS Requests for Evidence to Petitioners Before Application Denials to Become Discretionary
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 18 2018

As of September 11, 2018, immigration officers will have more discretion to issue petition and application denials without first issuing Requests for


USCIS policy change will make it easier to deny petitions and applications
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2018

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a new Guidance that will make it easier for the government to summarily deny petitions and


More than a Makeover: E-Verify Boast a New, Modernized Look Inside and Out
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2018

By Dawn M. Lurie and Greg Morano In mid-April, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced long awaited enhancements to the


Just Who is Using All those H-1B Visas?
  • Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA
  • USA
  • March 3 2017

As we approach another H-1B filing season this April, we thought it would be interesting to look at the types of occupations and employers that take


The New Form I-9
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • December 8 2016

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9), which is