News Updates

FY2019 H-1B CAP UPDATE- No Procedural Changes Expected

22:05 29 January in News Updates
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The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) released a practice alert regarding the H-1B FY2019 Cap Season (AILA Doc. No. 18012505). USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate (SCOPS) confirmed it is not anticipating any procedural changes for the FY2019 H-1B cap season. USCIS intends to follow the same...

Importance of Reviewing I-94 Admission Records

22:34 17 January in News Updates
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The I-94 Admissions Record provides nonimmigrants with proof that they have been lawfully admitted to the U.S.  I-94s are issued or generated upon admission to the U.S.-- either electronically for travelers entering the U.S. by air or sea; or on paper for those entering by land. ...

Immigration Audits and New Laws Impacting California Employers

22:06 09 January in News Updates
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2018 Rings in Increases in Federal Immigration Audits and New Requirements for California Employers Increase in worksite immigration audits; sanctions against employers anticipated In October 2017 Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan announced the agency's plan to increase worksite immigration enforcement actions (I-9 Employment...

Department of Homeland Security Reportedly Considering Changes to 7th Year H-1B Extension Rules

21:43 05 January in News Updates
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly considering new regulations that would limit the ability of H-1B workers who are in the lawful permanent residence (LPR) process to obtain an extension of their H-1B status beyond the usual six-year limit of authorized stay. The reported proposal, which arises from President Trump's "Buy American,...

The Future of H-4 EADs – Part II

18:48 05 January in News Updates
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The Future of H-4 EADs Part II Back in April 2017, we first addressed the future of H-4 EADs.  Below is an updated overview of the current status. Ongoing Litigation The litigation, Save Jobs USA v. DHS, initiated in April 2015 challenging the legality of the H-4 EAD regulation...