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Holiday Travel Information During COVID-19 (Date: 12/08/2020)

06:26 06 January in News Updates
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Below are resources for those considering travel during the holidays.  Due to CDC guidelines, state and local government stay-at-home orders, and unpredictable immigration policies/travel bans, non-essential domestic and international travel is discouraged at this time.  Should international travel needs arise, please contact your LAC attorney...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 12.21.2020

06:47 21 December in News Updates
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HEADLINES: December 21, 2020   Ninth Circuit Rejects USCIS Basis for Denial of H-1B Classification for Computer Programmer as 'Specialty Occupation'- The Ninth Circuit ruled that USCIS's denial of H-1B classification for a computer programmer on the basis that it was not a "specialty occupation"...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 12.15.2020

06:44 15 December in News Updates
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HEADLINES: December 15, 2020   USCIS Issues DACA Guidance Under Court Order- Following litigation related to DACA that resulted in a U.S. district court order, USCIS released guidance effective December 7, 2020. TPS 'Document Validity' Extended for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 12.07.2020

06:40 07 December in News Updates
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HEADLINES: December 7, 2020   U.S. District Court Vacates H-1B Interim Final Rules - A U.S. district court vacated two interim final rules promulgated by DOL and DHS that made significant changes to the H-1B program. Justice Dept. Sues Facebook for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers- The lawsuit alleges...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 11.24.2020

06:36 24 November in News Updates
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HEADLINES:  November 24, 2020   DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility - DHS and ICE announced an extension until December 31, 2020, of flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to ongoing precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...