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Supreme Court Reinstates Parts of President Trump’s “Travel Ban”

On Monday, June 26th, the Supreme Court allowed limited parts of President Trump’s “travel ban” to go into effect. The provision banning travelers from six countries – Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – will take effect with an

June 2017 Visa Bulletin: Cut-Off Dates & Retrogression

EB-1 China & EB-1 India Cut-Off Dates The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the visa bulletin for June 2017, which imposes a final action date of January 1, 2012 for both EB-1 China and EB-1 India, which together have

The State of Immigration Affairs After Trump’s First 100 Days

By TL Loke Walsh Whether you are an immigrant or not, it’s been an anxiety-ridden 100 days under the Trump Administration. Here’s our summary of what has happened in the last 100 days — updates on travel, visa applications and

H-1B Lottery Completed After H-1B Cap Reached

On April 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received approximately 199,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period that ended on April 7, 2017. This includes the advanced degree cap. USCIS conducted the computer-generated lottery

Trump Administration’s Revised Travel Ban — What You Need to Know

On Monday, March 6, the Trump Administration issued its revised “travel ban,” formally known as the “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States” Executive Order. It is effective on March 16, 2017.   What Are Some

USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that beginning April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for ALL H-1B petitions, including FY 2018 H-1B cap cases, H-1B cap-exempt cases and H-1B extensions. USCIS will reject any

USCIS Issues Updated M-274 Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9

REMINDER! Since January 22, 2017, employers must use the new Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (11/14/2016 N version). The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has also just released an updated M-274, Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9

DENIED! — Appeals Court Rules Against Reinstating Trump’s Travel Ban

After a tumultuous few weeks of chaos, global condemnation and law suits, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its highly anticipated decision on Thursday, refusing to reinstate Trump’s travel ban. The case will likely continue to make its way

CBP Publishes FAQs on Trump Travel Ban (UPDATED)

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published FAQs on the Trump travel ban, which included statistics on how many travelers have been affected since the Executive Order was signed on January 27, 2017.  

Trump’s Immigration Ban: An Update On Where Things Stand

Last week, we posted a Travel Warning in anticipation of President Trump signing an Executive Order (EO) impacting immigration. On Friday, January 27th, 2017, Trump signed the EO titled “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States.”