News Updates

IMPACT OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ON IMMIGRATION SERVICES

January 22, 2018 Larrabee

At the time of this writing, as a result of the shutdown of the federal government certain federal government services have been temporarily reduced or closed down entirely.  Immigration is primarily a federal function.  However, whether and how immigration services will be impacted by the...

Importance of Reviewing I-94 Admission Records

January 17, 2018 Larrabee

The I-94 Admissions Record provides nonimmigrants with proof that they have been lawfully admitted to the U.S.  I-94s are issued or generated upon admission to the U.S.-- either electronically for travelers entering the U.S. by air or sea; or on paper for those entering by land. ...

Larrabee Albi Coker LLP – Partnership Announcement

January 16, 2018 Larrabee

Effective January 1, 2018, Ms. Martorell and Ms. Mullane joined the firm's partnership team. Each has been with the firm for over a decade, and they have made significant and valuable contributions to the firm and its clients over their years of service. We are...

FY2019 H-1B CAP FILINGS – IMPORTANT CHANGES AND ADVISORIES

January 12, 2018 Larrabee

FY2019 H-1B CAP FILINGS Trump Administration Proposes Changes in H-1B Lottery Procedures The filing window for H-1B petitions seeking a FY2019 (10/1/18 to 9/30/19) cap or quota number will open on Monday, April 2, 2018.   That will be the first day USCIS will accept H-1B petitions for the...

Immigration Audits and New Laws Impacting California Employers

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2018 Rings in Increases in Federal Immigration Audits and New Requirements for California Employers Increase in worksite immigration audits; sanctions against employers anticipated In October 2017 Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan announced the agency's plan to increase worksite immigration enforcement actions (I-9 Employment...

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...