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WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 1.19.2021

23:26 19 January in News Updates
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WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE - January 19, 2021 HEADLINES U.S. To Require Negative COVID-19 Tests From International Arrivals - Effective January 26, 2021, all passengers arriving in the United States by air from any foreign country, with a few exceptions, must present either a negative pre-departure coronavirus...

DOL Re-issues Rule Changing Calculation of Prevailing Wage Levels for H-1B, H-1B1, E-3 and PERM applications

23:11 12 January in News Updates
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Today the U.S. Department of Labor published an advance copy of a Prevailing Wage Rule titled, "Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States."   The rule again proposes amending regulations governing prevailing wage calculations for permanent labor certifications...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 1.12.2021

21:25 12 January in News Updates
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WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE - January 12, 2021 BREAKING NEWS Acting DHS Chief Chad Wolf Resigns - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf resigned Monday following several federal court decisions finding that he was not lawfully appointed to the post.   He will be replaced by Pete...

FY2022 H-1B CAP FILINGS

22:35 08 January in News Updates
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The filing window for registration to seek an FY2022 (10/1/2021 to 9/30/2022) H-1B cap-subject or quota number will likely open in March 2021. The earliest start date of employment for approved petitions will be October 1, 2021. How will the process change this year? USCIS is again changing the...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 1.06.2021

22:05 08 January in News Updates
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HEADLINES: January 6, 2021   Trump Extends Through March Bans on Foreign Workers Previously Set to Expire December 31, 2020; Extends Memo on Visa Sanctions- President Trump signed a proclamation extending earlier proclamations suspending the entry of certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants through March 31, 2021....

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...