Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the temporary policy that relaxes Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification compliance requirements. The
Continue Reading DHS Extends Form I-9 Flexibility

On Oct. 6, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the Interim Final Rule (IFR), “Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program.” This rule will be effective
Continue Reading Department of Homeland Security Issues Interim Final Rule to Strengthen the H-1B Program

Presidential Proclamation 10052, issued on June 22, 2020, has now been challenged in several federal district courts. As previously reported, Presidential Proclamation 10052 barred the issuance of visas to
Continue Reading June 22 Immigration Proclamation Challenged by Business Organizations and Plaintiffs in New Lawsuit

On July 14, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agreed to rescind the following modifications to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) exemptions for F-1 and M-1 nonimmigrant
Continue Reading DHS Rescinds Policy Restricting F-1/M-1 Students from Taking Online Courses

On July 6, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced modifications to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) exemptions for F-1 and M-1 nonimmigrant students who will be
Continue Reading DHS/SEVP Announce Changes to Temporary Exemptions for F-1 and M-1 Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020

In a 5-4 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts on Department of Homeland Security et al vs. Regents of the University of California, the Supreme Court held that
Continue Reading Supreme Court of the United States Upholds DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

In March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued revised guidance on I-9 compliance in light of employer office closures around the country due to COVID-19. After extending this
Continue Reading DHS Extends Guidance Relaxing Form I-9 Requirements until July 19

As you may have read, many media outlets and other sources are reporting that the Trump Administration plans to issue an additional Proclamation or Executive Order (EO) in the coming
Continue Reading Possible Presidential Proclamation to Limit Entry of Foreign National Workers into the U.S. and additional regulatory measures on the Horizon