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WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 10.05.2020

21:26 05 October in News Updates
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HEADLINES Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Block on H, L, J Foreign Workers - On October 1, 2020, a U.S. district judge ruled in NAM v. DHS against aspects of President Trump's June 22, 2020, Proclamation that blocked visa issuance to many foreign...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.28.2020

22:45 28 September in News Updates
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HEADLINES   October Visa Bulletin Shows Major Movement in Employment-Based Cases; USCIS Applies Filing Date Rather Than Final Action Date to Certain Adjustment Applications- USCIS issued guidance the same day stating that the Filing Date, rather than the Final Action Date, applies to employment-based I-485 adjustment...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.22.2020

19:15 22 September in News Updates
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HEADLINES   1.  DV-2020 Applicants Cannot Be Denied Visas Under COVID Guidance, Court Says - The order states that the government must undertake "good-faith efforts" to expeditiously process and adjudicate DV-2020 diversity visa and derivative beneficiary applications and issue or reissue diversity and derivative beneficiary visas to...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.14.2020

22:23 14 September in News Updates
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HEADLINES    1. U.S. Revokes More Than 1,000 Visas for Chinese Students, Researchers - The revocations appear to result from President Trump's proclamation in May 2020 suspending the entry of certain students and researchers from China. 2.  When Is a Furlough Not a Furlough? - Despite USCIS backing...

Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington

18:50 11 September in News Updates
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The LAC family sends our thoughts and support to our colleagues, clients, family and friends through the West Coast who are facing evacuations due to unprecedented wildfires throughout the region. We also join the nation in remembering the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and honoring...

WEEKLY IMMIGRATION UPDATE 9.08.2020

17:56 08 September in News Updates
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HEADLINES   DHS Sends H-1B, Work Authorization Rules to OMB for Review Before Publication - DHS has sent several rules to OMB for final review, including an interim final rule to redefine what constitutes an H-1B specialty occupation and an employer-employee relationship, and a proposed...