News Updates

Update: Automatic EAD Extensions

20:16 02 February in News Updates
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AUTOMATIC EAD EXTENSIONS PROVIDED BY THE "HIGH SKILLS BILL" 2/1/17 Updates:  I-9 guidance now available USCIS reverses position; EADs timely-filed before 1/17/17 now grandfathered   Background On Jan. 17,2017, a final rule, "Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers," went into effect. This regulation implemented one of the Obama Administration's directives to...

Update: Travel Implications of Executive Order

15:10 31 January in News Updates
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The Draft Executive Order referenced in our advisory of Friday, January 27, 2017 "Advisory: Travel Warning for Nationals of Certain Countries in Anticipation of Executive Order" was in fact executed later that day The content of the Executive Order (EO): "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry in...

News Regarding FY2018 H-1B Cap

23:17 04 January in News Updates
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April 3, 2017 marks the opening date of the filing window for H-1B petitions seeking a FY2018 (10/1/17 to 9/30/18) cap or quota number.  USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions for the 2017 H-1B cap starting Monday, April 3, 2017.   The H-1B quota limitations are as follows: Regular...

Practice Advisory: Highlights of the New I-9

23:47 06 December in News Updates
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Highlights of the New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form When must an employer begin using the new I-9 Form? The new version of the Form I-9 (Revision date 11/14/2016 N) is effective for use immediately.   Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 (Revision date...

Post-Election Message to our Clients

18:29 11 November in News Updates
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The United States has a new President Elect.  On November 9, 2016, the country, and the world, woke up to a President Elect Donald J. Trump, who will be governing a Republican-controlled Senate, a Republican-controlled House, and will be charged with the responsibility of filling...

Travel Advisory for the Holidays

21:40 08 November in News Updates
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Travel Information for Foreign Nationals As the busy holiday travel season approaches, LAC wishes to provide the following information to assist our clients with international travel. Time-Saving Travel Programs Travelers Arriving at a Land Border Port of Entry Can Now Pay for I-94 Online As a way of...

USCIS Filing Fees to Increase on 12/23/2016

22:52 25 October in News Updates
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USCIS Filing Fees to Increase on 12/23/2016 On December 23, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will raise certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by a weighted average of 21%.   After a comprehensive fee review, DHS...