» Uncategorized

June 2018 Immigration Law Newsletter

Read our June 2018 newsletter, with articles about USCIS’ new policy impacting foreign student overstays; an anticipated proposal to rescind employment authorization for spouses of H-1b employees; the FY2019 H-1b lottery; a USCIS -Justice Depar…
Categories: Uncategorized

Attorney General Ends “Administrative Closure” in Immigration Courts

On May 17, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that immigration courts are barred from authorizing indefinite administrative closure of removal proceedings against non-citizens that Homeland Security seeks to deport. This is a stunning reb…
Categories: Uncategorized

H-1B Cap Random Selection Process Complete for FY 2019

On April 11, 2018, USCIS completed its random selection process of H-1b cap petitions for FY 2019. USCIS received a total of 190,098 petitions, of which 94, 213 were filed for the 65,000 available regular cap visas, and 95,885 petitions were filed fo…

Trump Rescinds DACA Effective March 5, 2018

The Trump Administration today announced its recision of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  (DACA) program, to take final effect on March 5, 2018. The action responds to threatened litigation by Texas and 8 other states challenging the pro…
Categories: Uncategorized

August 28, 2017 Immigration News Update

Here’s our latest newsletter, with items on USCIS’ intention to commence interviews for employment based green card applicants; FY2018 H-1b visa processing trends; suspension of US consulates’ processing of nonimmigrant visas in Rus…

Leaked Executive Order Proposes Gutting Employment Based Visa Regulations

A leaked draft Executive Order (EO) dated January 23, 2017 and titled “Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs” appears aimed at gutting many employment based non-immigrant visa…
Categories: Uncategorized

Retired Marine General John J. Kelly Nominated as Secretary of Homeland Security

President Elect Donald Trump has nominated retired Marine General John F. Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security. If confirmed by the Senate, he would be responsible for formulating and implementing the incoming Administration’s immigration po…
Categories: Uncategorized

Immigration Law Update - October 2016

THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR NEWSLETTER Our October 2016 newsletter includes stories on: USCIS Filing Fee Increase Labor Department PERM Processing TImes Outlook for Employment-Based Visa Availability Expansion of the Global Entry Program New Proc…
Categories: Uncategorized

USCIS Provides Employment Authorization to Some Spouses of H-1b Workers

USCIS today announced that it will issue employment authorization cards to H-4 spouses of workers in H-1b status who either: 1) are beneficiaries of an approved permanent residence petition but who are awaiting availability of an immigrant visa n…
Categories: Uncategorized

Charles A. Tievsky Elected Chair of AILA Washington, D.C. Chapter

HIGHEST OFFICE OF 1,000 MEMBER CHAPTER OF IMMIGRATION BAR On May 21, 2014, Charles A. Tievsky was elected Chair of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for the 2014-2015 program year. As Chapter Chai…
Categories: Uncategorized