Author: Larrabee

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 10.12.2020

22:03 12 October in News Updates
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HEADLINES 1.  DOL Issues Interim Final Rule Raising Prevailing Wages for Foreign Workers- DOL is increasing prevailing wages mandated for H-1B, E-3, H-1B1 and PERM labor certification applications by changing the manner of computation under the existing four-tier wage structure. 2.  DHS Revises Definition of H-1B 'Specialty...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 10.05.2020

21:26 05 October in News Updates
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HEADLINES Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Block on H, L, J Foreign Workers - On October 1, 2020, a U.S. district judge ruled in NAM v. DHS against aspects of President Trump's June 22, 2020, Proclamation that blocked visa issuance to many foreign...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.28.2020

22:45 28 September in News Updates
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HEADLINES   October Visa Bulletin Shows Major Movement in Employment-Based Cases; USCIS Applies Filing Date Rather Than Final Action Date to Certain Adjustment Applications- USCIS issued guidance the same day stating that the Filing Date, rather than the Final Action Date, applies to employment-based I-485 adjustment...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.22.2020

19:15 22 September in News Updates
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HEADLINES   1.  DV-2020 Applicants Cannot Be Denied Visas Under COVID Guidance, Court Says - The order states that the government must undertake "good-faith efforts" to expeditiously process and adjudicate DV-2020 diversity visa and derivative beneficiary applications and issue or reissue diversity and derivative beneficiary visas to...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.14.2020

22:23 14 September in News Updates
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HEADLINES    1. U.S. Revokes More Than 1,000 Visas for Chinese Students, Researchers - The revocations appear to result from President Trump's proclamation in May 2020 suspending the entry of certain students and researchers from China. 2.  When Is a Furlough Not a Furlough? - Despite USCIS backing...