Washington D.C., February 8, 2018: On-going negotiations on Capitol Hill to extend the federal budget and reform various immigration programs appear to be reaching for a consensus on a two-year budget agreement for increased spending on national defense, increased spending on disaster relief for devastated...

Washington D.C., February 6, 2018: Political negotiations regarding the future of various immigration programs to the U.S. have expanded to include certain family-based immigrant programs. Such news reports have caused many of our clients ask our law firm whether it is still possible for an...

Washington D.C., January 23, 2018 – Yesterday, the House of Representatives and the Senate each passed a Continuing Resolution extending the operation of the U.S. Federal Government until February 8, 2018. The Continuing Resolution was then signed into law by the President to ensure the...

Washington D.C., January 22, 2018: For foreign workers and their employers, January usually marks the beginning of preparations for filing a new H-1B skilled worker visa in the opening week of the annual H-1B lottery that starts April 1. Will this change in 2018? If last...

Washington, D.C. – January 19, 2018: As negotiations on Capitol Hill continue to reach agreement on a bill to fund operations of the U.S. federal government, employers and immigrants are frequently anxious about whether U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will also shut-down. The short answer...

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2018: As Congress debates legislative changes to the EB-5 Regional Center program ahead of the January 19, 2018 deadline for renewing the program, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) schedule appears on track to deliver new EB-5 regulations in February 2018. Last...

Washington D.C., January 9, 2018 - The first two weeks of 2018 have started with a large wave of news relating to immigration issues emanating from the White House. The overall picture that is forming confirms the Trump administration’s intention to curb illegal immigration to the...

H-1B Spotlight: Update on Possible Changes in 2018 Washington, D.C. – January 7, 2018: A recent House bill seeks to tighten access to H-1B temporary skilled worker visas for employers and employees. In November 2017, the House Judiciary Committee approved the proposed the Protect and Grow American...