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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. ...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 11.16.2020

21:10 16 November in News Updates
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HEADLINES:? November 16, 2020   1.? Federal Judge Rules New Policy Limiting DACA Is Invalid Because 'Acting Secretary' Wolf Was Appointed Unlawfully- A federal judge ruled that a new policy limiting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications and renewals is invalid because Chad Wolf was not legally...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 11.09.2020

22:04 09 November in News Updates
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HEADLINES:  November 9, 2020   1.  President-Elect Biden Pledges Immigration-Related Actions in First 100 Days - President-elect Joe Biden has pledged in the first 100 days of his administration to set in motion a number of immigration-related actions. Some of his proposals could be launched immediately, while...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 11.02.2020

21:28 02 November in News Updates
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BREAKING NEWS:  November 2, 2020 Practice Alert: DHS Public Charge Rule Vacated Nationwide (Yes, again.) On November 2, 2020, the district court in Cook County, Illinois, et al v. Wolf et. al., (19-cv-6334), granted summary judgment in favor of Plaintiffs on their claim that DHS's Public Charge Rule,...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 10.30.2020

22:50 30 October in News Updates
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BREAKING NEWS:  October 30, 2020 DHS to propose rule to change H-1B lottery system -- On Monday the Department of Homeland Security will publish a proposed rule to eliminate the current H-1B lottery system for cap (quota-subject cases) and replace it with a system to select...

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...