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TN Visa Program Subject to Higher Scrutiny, Possible Limits
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA, Mexico, Canada
  • May 25 2018

It has been reported that the Trump administration is working toward limiting the number of TN visas. Based on the precepts of the Buy American, Hire


USCIS-DOJ Memorandum of Understanding Means Employers Can Expect Enforcement Action Increase
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 15 2018

USCIS and the Department of Justice are teaming up and collaborating to “better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse, and discrimination by employers


Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites Are Unlawful, Lawsuit Alleges
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 15 2018

USCIS has exceeded its authority in issuing additional requirements on H-1B petitions involving third-party worksites, a suit filed in New Jersey


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


Buy American, Pack American: The New Conventional Arms Transfer Policy
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2018

On April 19, 2018, President Trump issued National Security Presidential Memorandum No. NSPM-10 (the “Memorandum”), which outlined a new Conventional


USCIS Introduces Onsite Training Restriction on Staffing Agencies Hiring OPT STEM Students
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 23 2018

The 2016 STEM regulations made it more difficult for staffing agencies and consulting companies to sponsor graduating F-1 OPT employees for the


USCIS Announces FY 2019 H-1B Cap Reached, Total Down Slightly
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the first week of April. The cap has been reached every year for the past six years but the total is down


The State of Buy America: Changes to New York’s Domestic Preference Regime for Public Works and Infrastructure Projects
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2018

The state of New York has adopted legislation tightening the regulatory regime governing the use of steel in construction and infrastructure projects


Buy America 2.0 Bill Continues Emphasis on Domestic Purchasing
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2018

The recent emphasis on imposing “Buy America” requirements on federally funded projects continued with the introduction of the Buy America 2.0 Act


U.S. Citizenship Services Mission Statement Changed to Align with "Buy American, Hire American" Policies Under the Trump Administration
  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

On February 22, 2018, L. Francis Cissna, the Director of U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) announced a significant change to the agency's mission