News Updates

Update: Travel Implications of Executive Order

January 31, 2017 Larrabee

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

January 4, 2017 Larrabee

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

December 6, 2016 Larrabee

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

November 11, 2016 Larrabee

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

November 8, 2016 Larrabee

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

October 25, 2016 Larrabee

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...