Washington, D.C. – May 25, 2018: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) passed new rules in January 2017 that offer foreign workers on certain temporary work visa categories a short “grace period” following termination of employment. Before January 2017, F-1 academic student visa was one of...

Washington, D.C., May 25, 2018 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known...

Washington, D.C. – May 18, 2018: Under the Bush and Obama administrations, the foreign student work authorization program (Optional Practical Training or “OPT”) grew dramatically, helping the U.S. retain foreign students, especially those in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics specialties (“STEM”). From 2004 to 2016,...

Washington, D.C. – May 18, 2018: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has recalled of over 8,000 Lawful Permanent Resident Card documents (“Green Cards”), according to a May 14 announcement. The recall occurred because of the discovery of a printing error that affected the “Resident Since”...

Washington, D.C. - May 16, 2018: USCIS revised its policy guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy. Until now, the USCIS Policy Manual allowed for tenant-occupancy methodologies used by some petitioners to show their capital created, or will create, 10 indirect jobs. As of...

Washington, D.C. – May 7, 2018: As foreign students on F-1 status head towards graduation season and the hopeful start of their Optional Practical Training (“OPT”), employers and trainees should be wary of third-party placements. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) guidance webpage,...