Newsletter Archive


Date: 09/06/17


On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its plan to formally rescind the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, known as DACA. In deciding to end the DACA program, DHS points to the creation of the program by President Obama as an “unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch” and assumes that any legal challenge to the program… Read More


Date: 08/28/17

Alert: In-Person Interviews Are Now Required for Every Employment Based Green Card.

On August 25, 2017, a USCIS spokesperson confirmed to Politico that USCIS will require an in-person interview for anyone moving from an employment-based visa to lawful permanent residency. Family members for refuges or asylum seekers will also be required to undergo an in-person interview when they apply for a provisional status. The interview mandate is part of President Donald Trump… Read More


Date: 07/24/2017

Alert: USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

Dear Client,

Starting today, July 24, 2017, USCIS will immediately resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions. These include petitions that are cap-exempt specifically because the petitioning employer is either:

• An institution of higher education;

• A nonprofit related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education;

• A non… Read More


Date: 07/11/2017

H-1B Compliance: What Every Employer Needs to Know

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

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Date: 06/29/2017

Client Alert: Limited Travel Ban to Take Effect Today

After an intense battle in the federal courts, Donald Trump’s travel ban will go into effect at 8 p.m. (EST) tonight. The Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that the test for foreign nationals entering the U.S. will be whether one has a “credible claim of bona fide relationship” with either an entity (such as a school of employer) or a person living in the U.S. (such as a spouse). To confirm, this will… Read More