What You Need To Know About the End of DACA

what you need to know about the end of daca

President Trump has announced his plans to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides “temporary relief from deportation” and work authorization for certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. when they were minors. There are over 800,000 DACA beneficiaries across the country, the majority of whom are legally employed by […]

New Immigration Interviews for Employment-Based Green Cards

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New Immigration Interviews for Employment-Based VIsas In-person interviews will be necessary starting on October 1st for people wishing to change from an employment-based nonimmigrant status (such as H-1B, L-1, or O-1 status) to legal permanent residence (or “green card”) status in the United States, according to a statement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). […]

How the Travel Ban Impacts Employers

how the travel ban impacts employers of foreign nationals

President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring travel to the United States from the following predominantly muslim nations—Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen—has been partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling will keep in place part of the lower court injunction but will reinstate a travel ban for foreign nationals “who lack any […]

Labor Department Immigration Investigations Are Changing

Labor Department Immigration Investigations Are Changing The Labor Department has announced plans to more aggressively enforce employment-based nonimmigrant visa programs and crack down on abuses of worker visa programs through increased investigations. The statement, made two months after U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced it would begin targeting certain H-1B visa employers, calls for: Use […]

How the Department of State’s Plans Will Affect the Recruiting Process

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Department of State’s Plans for “Extreme Vetting” Will Affect Recruiting Processes The U.S. State Department has announced new visa vetting procedures it plans to put into effect on May 18th, as part of President Trump’s “extreme vetting” visa policies. Applicants subject to the vetting provisions would be required to provide the following information: Travel history […]

6 H-1B Alternatives for Hiring Foreign Talent

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U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it reached the annual 85,000 H-1B visa cap in the first five days of April 2017.  While USCIS has not yet announced the total number of H-1B petitions it received, we know that, once again, USCIS will conduct a computer-generated lottery in the coming weeks to determine which petitions […]