September 5, 2017 – President Trump today ordered the end a federal program intended to help young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children (known as “Dreamers”). The program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “DACA”, was created by President Obama...

Under the Trump Administration’s Executive Order 13767, foreign entrepreneurs wishing to travel the U.S. to establish their start-up have a longer wait ahead of them. The Executive Order delays the International Entrepreneur Final Rule (“IEFR”), originally scheduled to take effect on July 17, 2017. The...

USCIS is scrutinizing wage levels of ­H-1B specialized worker visa petitions, issuing numerous Requests for Evidence (“RFEs”) for jobs offering entry-level (Level 1) wages. The Level 1 wage represents an entry level work position. The Department of Labor’s guidance provides that such entry-level jobs involve “routine...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an online webinar to take place on Thursday, August 24, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) to discuss Form I-924A, Annual Certification of Regional Center. This webinar will specifically discuss certain changes to the...

The USCIS Premium Processing program offers the option of accelerated visa processing for certain employment-based immigrant visa petitions (i.e., “green cards”) as well as certain temporary work visas. For employers in a hurry, that are willing to pay an additional processing fee of $1,225, the...

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released data showing a downward trend in H-1B visa approvals filed from October 1, 2016 until June 30, 2017. In that time period, U.S. employers filed 336,107 new H-1B visa petitions and, as of June 30, 2017, had...