Newsletter Archive

8/28/2017

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


7/24/2017

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


7/11/2017

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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6/29/2017

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


4/21/2017

Date: 04/21/2017

Dear Client,

Alert: Impact of the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to no longer recognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency.

On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it no longer recognizes ACICS as an accrediting agency. This determination immediately affects two (2) immigration-related programs:

24 Month STEM OPT Extension Program:

F-1… Read More