Immigration News

New Rules Restrict Eligible H-1B Occupations and Increase Required Wages for H-1B Workers by up to 60% in Some Regions

On October 6th the Trump Administration announced new Administration Interim Final Rules (IFRs) that will make it more difficult and more costly for U.S. companies to employ highly skilled foreign...

Trump Extends Suspension of Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

Citing the economic impact of COVID-19 on U.S. workers, President Trump has extended his proclamation to suspend entry to the US of certain non-immigrant work visa categories. As such, effective...

USCIS Premium Processing Returns Beginning June 1, 2020

On May 29th, the USCIS announced that it would resume premium processing for certain non-immigrant visas in phases over the next four weeks, beginning June 1, 2020. For more, see:...

TRUMP TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS U.S. IMMIGRATION

Yesterday, President #Trump signed an executive order limiting #immigration into the United States in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. The Order will primarily impact #familybasedgreencard applications family members (spouses, children, parents, and siblings) of U.S. Legal Permanent...

New Process May Cause Even Longer Wait Times for EB-5 Investors from Vietnam and China

In an effort to increase fairness in the EB-5 adjudication process, the USCIS has recently announced that starting March 31, 2020, it will begin processing I-526 Alien Investor Visa Petitions...

USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season

In an attempt to reduce paperwork, data exchange, and provide overall cost savings to petitioning employers, the USCIS has announced that the implementation of the proposed new H-1B Lottery registration...