Washington, D.C. – February 21, 2020: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is using a new online registration system to allocate new H-1B visas. This is the first time that USCIS has adopted an online tool for employers to register and participate in the annual H-1B...

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2020: The EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa program has unofficially ground to a halt. This did not happen overnight. Data released this week by USCIS clearly demonstrates that the popularity of the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program peaked in 2015 and 2016, with approximately...

Washington, D.C., January 14, 2020: Do domestic U.S. start-up businesses benefit from hiring foreign skilled workers? The answer is “yes”, according to recent research. H-1B Visas Help Start-Ups to Grow A team of researchers comprised of Stephen Dimmock, Jiekun Huang and Scott Weisbenner, recently published these novel...

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2020: SUMMARY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today through a Federal Register notice that it is implementing the online H-1B registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions. Registration Dates The H-1B petition registration period begins on March 1, 2020 and is expected...

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2020: The Second U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Manhattan, NY, decided today to maintain an injunction preventing the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing its new public charge rule. The new public charge rule dates from October, 2019. The public charge rule...

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Washington D.C., Dec. 19, 2019: The House of Representatives and the Senate have approved legislation that extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until September 30, 2020. The extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program does not include changes to the program’s requirements. The USCIS Regulations that...

Washington, D.C. – December 11, 2019: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced on December 6, 2019, that it will implement the electronic online registration system announced in its Regulations from January 2019. This system had been suspended until now. The key problem had been the...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- December 10, 2019 —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced new policy guidance implementing two decisions from the attorney general regarding how two or more DUI convictions affect good moral character (GMC) requirements and how post-sentencing changes to criminal sentences affect convictions and...