US Supreme Court Temporarily Allows Trump’s 3rd Travel Ban

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court issued an order permitting President Trump’s third travel ban to go into full effect. As reported in our previous update, the third travel ban establishes visa and travel restrictions for individuals from Chad, Read More…

President Trump’s Travel Ban: Round 3

Since our last update in June, President Trump’s travel ban has been modified in an ongoing effort to withstand judicial scrutiny. The Trump administration’s second ban was set to be reviewed by the Supreme Court in October. However, the order Read More…

DACA DREAMERS: UPCOMING DEADLINES

As you may have heard, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on September 5, 2017. The policy was implemented by the Obama administration in 2012 in order to provide certain undocumented immigrants, who entered the Read More…

President Trump’s Travel Ban: A Supreme Court Update

The United States Supreme Court issued an order on June 26, 2017 that granted the Trump Administration’s petitions for certiorari and partially granted the Administration’s motions to stay injunctions of the so-called “travel ban.” This October, the Supreme Court will Read More…

Update—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); Deferred Action for Parents of Americans & Permanent Residents (DAPA)

President Trump chose the five year anniversary of the creation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to announce that the program will remain in effect. The announcement on June 15, 2017 came as a surprise since one of President Read More…

H-1B Season: Are You Ready?

It’s H-1B filing season. Once again, the number of H-1B visas is subject to an annual cap. Under the regular H-1B cap, 65,000 H-1B visas are available. An exemption from the H-1B cap is available for the first 20,000 petitions Read More…

H-1B Update

This year,  United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)  received over 236,000  H-1B applications from April 1 through April 7, 2016. Of those, the law permits only 85,000 total H-1Bs to actually be selected for consideration. As of May 2, Read More…

Is Your Business Prepared for the Upcoming H-1B Visa Season?

It is H-1B season again! On April 1, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B visa applications for new employment beginning on October 1, 2016. As usual, there is a strict annual limit or Read More…

Work Authorization to Become Available to Certain H-4 Visa Holders on May 26, 2015

A change in U.S. immigration policy effective next week will for the first time allow an estimated 180,000 H-4 visa holders apply for authorization to work in the United States.   H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B Read More…

President Obama Announces Broader Deferred Action Policy

On November 21, 2014, President Obama announced executive action on immigration. The action includes a number of facets, but among the most notable are measures to ease the deportation risks for certain individuals in the country illegally. President Obama announced Read More…