Perspectives on Immigration
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The Biden Administration just announced that starting November 8, 2021 there will be stricter vaccine and COVID testing requirements for all air travelers into the US.
Many F-1 OPT foreign nationals have been approved for H-1B status effective October 1st in this year’s H-1B lottery Employers & F-1 workers should be careful during the transition from F-1 to H-1B status to ensure they maintain legal status and work authorization.
Certain foreign entrepreneurs can now enter the US under the re-launched International Entrepreneur Rule to pursue and build new business opportunities in the United States.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions can change quickly for both lawful permanent residents and others seeking to enter or return to the United States.
Students need to be aware of the current state of Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidance during the pandemic, various COVID-19-related travel bans, as well as the operating statuses of embassies and consulates around the world.
It’s that time of year again where employers have to decide who they are sponsoring for an H-1B visa.
Attend this webinar to learn about the various visa categories available to foreign students after graduation to allow them to live and/or work in the United States.
Effective January 1, 2021, every private employer in Florida must either use E-verify, a federal web-based program, to verify the identity and work authorization for each new hire.
Thousands of Foreign Nationals Can Take Advantage of Advanced Priority Dates & File for Green Cards in October
The October, 2020 Visa Bulletin significantly advanced the availability of green cards for most categories, allowing thousands of foreign nationals to file their last step in the green card process.
On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a final rule that significantly increases the filing fees for certain immigration and naturalization petitions.
In recognition that many employees are still working remotely due to COVID-19 health concerns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has extended through September 19, 2020.
New Executive Order & Information Sharing Practices Increase Inspections of Federal Contractors’ Use of Temporary Foreign Workers & H-1B Workers
The Executive Order directs the Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security to generally review the use of H-1B workers at any job site to ensure that their employment does not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of US workers.
In a rare reversal, minutes from the start of a federal court hearing in a lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) against the US government, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rescinded its July 6, 2020 announcement that barred foreign studen
Higher Ed Should Consider the Potential Loss of Foreign Students In Determining Their Fall Semester Plans
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, just published a new rule stating, in general, that F-1 and M-1 foreign students cannot remain in or enter the US if they are enrolled in entirely online classes in the fall semester.
President Trump has issued an Executive Order restricting foreign nationals from entering the US in various temporary work visa categories (H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and certain J-1 categories, restricting entry of family members requiring derivative visas).
On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation, effective Monday, June 1, 2020, suspending indefinitely the entry into the US of certain Chinese students and researchers.
Executive Order Suspends Certain Green Card Applications & Hints That Additional Immigration Restrictions Are Forthcoming
President Trump signed an Executive Order, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), suspending the processing of certain green card applications for 60 days. The suspension only applies to green card applicants who are outside the US as of the Effective Date and h
The DHS and ICE have issued Guidance Documents, Frequently Asked Questions, and a Reporting Template to guide higher education officials in staying in compliance with the applicable rules.
I-9 Inspection Requirements & E-Verify TNC Timelines Are Temporarily Relaxed Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
The federal law requires employers to physically inspect each employee’s Form I-9 documentation to prove their identity and work authorization.
The USCIS has significantly changed the way it will conduct its annual H-1B lottery this year, and, although many questions remain as to the exact logistics, one detail has been confirmed.