Lawsuit Seeks to Prevent USCIS’s Potential Waste of Thousands of Employment-Based Visas

Each year, the US immigration system allocates  approximately 140,000 employment-based green cards that are distributed to applicants based on country of birth and other criteria. Despite the high demand for these green cards, the government often fails to issue all…

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USCIS Removes Barriers to U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Abroad Through Assisted Reproductive Technology

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced updated policy guidance affecting children born outside of the United States and the determination of whether children born through assisted reproductive technology (ART) are considered to have been born “in wedlock.” This policy update will allow a non-genetic, non-gestational legal parent of a child…

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Justice Department Settles with Delivery Services Company to Resolve Retaliation Claim

The Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Around the Clock Dispatch Inc., a freight and delivery services company in Queens Village, New York. The settlement resolves the department’s claim that Around the Clock…

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World Refugee Day 2021

World Refugee Day falls on Sunday, June 20th, and marks an opportunity to celebrate refugees while also continuing advocacy for them. Refugees flee from persecution based on race, religion, nationality, and membership to a social group or political party. They…

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USCIS to Suspend Biometrics Requirement for H-4 and other Applicants Beginning May 17, 2021

On May 3, 2021, USCIS announced, that it will suspend the biometrics requirements for certain I-539 applicants for two years beginning on May 17, 2021. The biometrics suspension will apply to the H-4, L-2, and E-1, E-2, and E-3 categories…

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Seminar: Understanding the Latest Biden Administration Immigration Actions

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Second Chance for Denied H-1B Petitions During Trump Administration?

During the Trump administration, many H-1B applications, including renewals of H-1B employment, were denied due to three policies which federal courts have found to violate the law.  The policies were embodied in several USCIS memoranda: “Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for adjudication…

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How to Prepare for the H-1B Cap Lottery

Employers who plan to hire or retain potential H-1B employees should prepare now for the H-1B cap registration period (“H-1B Cap Lottery”), which runs from March 9 through March 25, 2021.  Registrants who are selected will have the opportunity to…

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Who is the new head of the Department of Homeland Security?

Alejandro Mayorkas has become the first Latino and immigrant to lead the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)   The DHS is  one of the largest government departments and administers the majority of immigration rules and regulations through agencies…

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How Has President Biden Changed Immigration?

On day one,  January 20, 2021, President Biden issued several orders on immigration. Someorders take immediate effect while others may take more time to be implemented.  Download this one-pager to learn more. Although there have been many announcements with promised changes, many…

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