Newsletter Archive

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


1/30/2017

Date 01/30/2017

Dear Client,

Alert: Executive Order - Travel Warning for Nationals of Certain Countries.

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” The Order puts into place a number of key immigration changes and processes with immediate consequences for nationals of certain countries. The below information is current as of Monday, January 30, 2017.

Entry of… Read More


12/27/2016

Date 12/27/2016

Dear Client,

On December 23, 2016 USCIS released, without prior notice, new versions of many of its forms. These new versions of the forms go into effect immediately and no prior versions of these forms will be accepted. Affected forms include the I-129 (H-1Bs, L-1s, E-3s), I-539 (H-4s, L-2s, E-3Ds), I-140 (EB-1s, EB-2s, EB-3s… Read More


12/9/2016

Date 12/09/2016

Dear Client,

As a follow up to our prior alert, please be advised that USCIS has increased its filing fees for many USCIS benefits. These new fees go into effect in less than two weeks on December 23, 2016. Key fee increases include the base fee for I-129 applications (H-1Bs, L-1s, and E-3s), which will rise from $325 to $460 as well as the filing fee for I-140 applications will increase from $580 to $700. Further, several key… Read More