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DHS Finalizes Minor Regulatory Improvements for E, H, L and O Visa Holders

On November 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the final rule, Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers, to take effect on January 17, 2017. The final rule … Continue reading

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Trump Names Gen. Kelly To Head DHS

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday officially nominated Gen. John Kelly to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying his decades of military service and deep commitment to fighting the terrorism threat inside the nation’s borders … Continue reading

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DACA: Will there be life after Trump?

Even though President-elect Trump has stated that he will end DACA after he is inaugurated on January 20, 2017, nobody knows for sure what will happen with the program next year.  Until that time, USCIS is continuing to process DACA … Continue reading

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New Smart I-9 Form goes Live on USCIS.gov

The New “Smart”I-9 form has gone live on the USCIS.gov site, so employers are able to now use it from the USCIS.gov website.  However, the new form is not required to be used by employers until January 22, 2017.  Below … Continue reading

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Immigrants Have Constitutional Rights No Matter What

President-Elect Donald Trump’s statements about immigration  are causing worry and fear in our immigrant communities.  We don’t know anything about his plans or what Congress will support once he is in office, but what we do know is that immigrants, … Continue reading

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Final EB Job Flexibility Rule Published but doesn’t go Far Enough

On November 17, 2016  USCIS issued a long-awaited final rule to make the waiting periods for employment-based green cards easier to bear for highly-skilled immigrants and their families.  While the law does provide some relief and certainty for employers and employees … Continue reading

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7500 Comments Received for H-4 Work Authorization Regulation

The comment period for a USCIS regulation which would allow certain H-4 status holders to receive work authorization ended on July 11, 2014. 7,500 comments were received. These will be reviewed and considered by DHS to determine whether the proposal … Continue reading

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