Visa Services Suspended

In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of State has announced the suspension of routine visa services for immigrants and nonimmigrants in almost all countries, worldwide. The State Department is currently notifying applicants of the cancellation of visa appointments, which is one of the final steps required of foreign nationals to obtain […]

USCIS Indicates No “Preregistration” for H-1B Visas

USCIS indicates no visa pregesigration

In light of recent reports of proposed changes to the H-1B work visa program by the Trump administration, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed several important details about the upcoming H-1B visa filing season, which will commence on April 2, 2018. Most importantly, USCIS intends for the H-1B filing process and procedures to […]

ICE to Quadruple Workplace Raids in 2018

Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ordered the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit to “quadruple to quintuple” the current number of routine workplace investigations of U.S. employers in the coming year.  While the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement efforts have thus far mostly focused on undocumented individuals, the goal of ICE’s new strategy is to target […]