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As you may have heard, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on September 5, 2017.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…

DHS Proposes Filing Fee Increases

On May 5, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule adjusting certain immigration fees charged by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The proposed rule comes after USCIS reviewed its finances and determined that maintaining current fee 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…

DOL Finally Issues New Exemption Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued the final version of the long-awaited overtime exemption rule on May 18, 2016. As predicted, the rule raises the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” 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…