News Updates

The Future of H-4 EADs – Part II

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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...

Travel Advisory

December 22, 2017 Larrabee

UPDATES ON THE TRAVEL BAN While the legal challenges to President Trump's September 24, 2017 Presidential Proclamation  ("Travel Ban") continue, on December 2, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the injunctions on the Travel Ban's implementation and allowed it to be fully implemented. The Travel Ban imposes...

Updates to USCIS Employment-Based Greencard Interview Procedures

October 19, 2017 Larrabee

LAC previously notified our clients that effective October 1, 2017, USCIS would begin conducting in-person interviews of all applicants seeking employment-based (EB) greencards. Since announcing the implementation of these new procedures, USCIS has issued the following updates: Which cases will require an interview? Every applicant who filed...

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

October 3, 2017 Larrabee

Today USCIS issued the below press release, indicating they have resumed premium processing for H-1B petitions requesting an extension of stay.  USCIS adds that "Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions."  However, this message is unclear, as not all H-1B petitions...

DHS to Collect Social Media Information on All Immigrants

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DHS to Collect Social Media Information on All Immigrants A new rule (Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records) published on September 18, 2017 will allow Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect social media information on all immigrants.  The social media information being collected will...

New Travel Ban Announced

October 2, 2017 Larrabee

The Trump Administration has unveiled new travel restrictions on certain citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.  Restrictions vary by country as follows: Countries included in the new travel ban: Chad: Suspends the entry of immigrants and temporary visitors on business or tourist...