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USCIS Publishes Final H-1B Rule

By Attorney Michele Strickland The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption on January 31, 2019. The final rule reverses the order by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B …

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The Government Shutdown and Its Impact on Immigration

By Attorney Cynthia Milian A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass or the president does not sign appropriations legislation that funds several government operations and agencies.  Here are five things you need to know about how a government shutdown can impact immigration: USCIS: If you have a biometrics appointment or interview scheduled during …

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End of Year Immigration Reminders: What to Know in the Last Month of 2018

By Attorney Nadia Khalid As 2018 comes to a close, we encourage clients to remain aware of a few end-of-the-year reminders: Keep in mind that the holiday season is approaching. Law firms, attorneys, and the government will be observing the holiday season and New Year at the end of the month. Expect delays in communication. …

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USCIS Proposes H-1B Employer Registration Program

By Attorney Michele Strickland On October 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and Regulatory plan, which provides the public with an overview of changes they would like to make. One DHS proposed regulation, entitled “Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File …

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The Notice to Appear (NTA) Memorandum Is Now In Effect

By Attorney Cynthia Milian Earlier this year, we wrote to you addressing the recent changes coming to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and their expanded authority to issue Form I-862, also known as the Notice to Appear (NTA). This stems from the June 28, 2018 Memorandum, Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases …

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