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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

New USCIS Memo Formalizes Additional Requirements for H-1Bs at Third Party Worksites
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2018

In support of its efforts to combat H-1B fraud and consistent with President Trump’s Buy American Hire American initiative, the U.S. Citizenship and

Rescission of H-4 Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) Expected
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 22 2018

The DOJ and the DHS have made clear on numerous occasions that they intend to rescind employment authorization documents (EADs) for H-4 visa status

A New Buy American Bill Would Impact Supply Chains
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2018

The government has placed increased emphasis on implementation and compliance with “Buy American” laws. This includes the president’s April 2017

Interagency Cooperation: Raising the Bar for Immigration Compliance
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

On April 2, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should again be open for business for a flood of H-1B petition filings, which are

USCIS’ Recap on Activities since Buy American, Hire American
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2017

Since the introduction of the Executive Order “Buy American, Hire American” (BAHA), federal agencies, including DHS and USCIS, are following the

Local Government Contracts and Buying American
  • Bilzin Sumberg
  • USA
  • December 6 2017

In April 2018, President Trump issued an Executive Order calling for stricter enforcement of the federal government’s “Buy American” laws. These laws