Immigration News Archive

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DHS and DOL Propose Online H-2B Recruitment


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) have jointly issued a Notice of Proposed Rule-making that would require online H-2B recruitment.

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December Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the preliminary December 2018 Visa Bulletin.

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November Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the preliminary November 2018 Visa Bulletin.

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USCIS To Implement Revised NTA Policy


Yesterday afternoon USCIS announced it will begin a phased implementation of its revised June 28th guidance on the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA).

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BALCA Upholds PERM Denial on Newspaper Ads


BALCA recently held that newspaper advertisements for multiple PERM positions do not provide a sufficient nexus to the job opportunity where the language of the ad does not include either the employer’s job title or the ONET title.

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October Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the preliminary October 2018 Visa Bulletin, which projects significant advancement for the start of the fiscal year.

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DHS Increasing Premium Processing Fee


Today the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced it is increasing the USCIS premium processing fee to $1,410 effective October 1st.

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USCIS Expands Suspension of Premium Processing


Today USCIS announced that starting September 11th it will suspend premium processing for most H-1B petitions.

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DHS Still Intends to Rescind H-4 EAD Rule


In a recent filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) confirmed it still intends to rescind the H-4 EAD rule.

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USCIS Clarifies STEM OPT Obligations


USCIS updated the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Extension for STEM Students page of its website to clarify the reporting responsibilities for participating in the STEM OPT program.

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