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...

Washington D.C., December 22, 2017 - Recently, the U.S. Federal Government (Office of Management and Budget Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB)), made public a summary of its regulatory agenda for 2018. The USCIS regulatory agenda included several important proposals that could impact the...

Washington D.C., December 22, 2017 - This week, the House of Representatives and the Senate each passed a Continuing Resolution extending the operation of the U.S. Federal Government until January 19, 2018. As part of the Continuing Resolution, the EB-5 Regional Center visa program was...

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced that updated multipliers from the Regional Input-Output Modeling System (RIMS II) are now available. The updated RIMS II multipliers are based off the 2007 national benchmark input-output data and 2015 regional data. The multipliers are available for purchase at www.bea.gov/regional/rims/rimsii RIMS...