Newsletter Archive

3/3/2017

Date: 03/03/2017

Dear Client,

Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for ALL H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for any Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker which requests the H-1B nonimmigrant classification.

The temporary suspension… Read More


2/10/2017

Date: 02/10/2017

Dear Client,

Travel Ban Update [2/9/2017]: Federal Court Deals Latest Blow to Trump’s Travel Ban.

In a major setback for the Trump Administration, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused the government’s request to restore the Executive Order, which restricts the nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan from traveling into the US and temporarily bans refugees from entering the US. As such… Read More


2/7/2017

Date: 02/07/2017

Dear Client,

REMINDER: H-1B CAP WILL OPEN ON APRIL 3, 2017

Dear Client,

We here at the Nair Law Group are currently in the midst of H-1B CAP season and have been preparing cases for this year’s H-1B CAP. As such, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the fast approaching April 3rd deadline for new cap-subject filings. As we expect another lottery year, we highly… Read More


2/2/2017

Date: 02/02/2017

Dear Client,

Automatic 180 Day Extension for EADs [2/2/2017]:

On Jan. 17, 2017, a new rule, “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” amending DHS regulations went into effect. The regulatory amendments provide for the automatic extension of the validity periods of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766) for up to 180 days if the… Read More


2/1/2017

Date: 02/01/2017

Dear Client,

Travel Ban Update [2/1/2017]:

• Department of State provisionally revokes all valid immigrant and nonimmigrant visas of nationals from the 7 Designated Countries;

• Customs and Border Protection issues limited guidance for those affected; and

• White House clarifies that LPRs from the 7 Designated Countries no longer require waivers to enter the US.

These are the latest updates on… Read More