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USCIS Scaling Back Premium Processing for Most H-1B Petitions (US)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 31 2018

In a recent announcement, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advised the previous suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B


H-1B Premium Processing Suspension Extended, USCIS Announces
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 28 2018

While the hope was that the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions would end on September 11, 2018, USCIS


Premium Processing Suspension for H-1B Cap Cases to Continue Into 2019 and Expand to Include Other H-1B Cases
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2018

Today, USCIS announced that the temporary suspension of Premium Processing (expedited processing) for H-1B Cap Petitions will be extended beyond


USCIS Policy Memo Significantly Changes Unlawful Presence Issues for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2018

On May 10, 2018, USCIS issued a Policy Memorandum that reverses prior guidance on the interpretation of unlawful presence for F, J, and M


USCIS Issues Policy Alert on Revising Policy Manual Regarding Tenant-Occupancy Methodology
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2018

USCIS issued a policy alert on May 16, 2018, to announce that it will revise its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual. The changes will be


At a Crossroad: Consular Options to Immigrate as USCIS Adjustment Backlogs Increase
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • May 14 2018

In order to uphold the “integrity of our nation’s immigration system,” on October 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began to


OMBOIRA Publishes the Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2018

Today, the Office of Management and Budget via the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs published the Spring Unified Agenda of Regulatory and


H-1B Work Permit Filings: Will You Beat the Cap?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2017

This Management Alert is intended to enable employers to identify any current employees and employment candidates who may require H-1B work permit


Increased Scrutiny Coming to Nonimmigrant Visa Adjudications
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • October 26 2017

Since 2004, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has adhered to a policy of deferring to prior determinations when adjudicating


New Trump Administration Policy in Support of Buy American, Hire American Toughens Visa Extension Process
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2017

For over a decade, filing an extension of nonimmigrant status in visa categories such as the H-1B was a fairly routine process for cases involving the