On Sept. 30, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed and the president signed H.R. 8337 to keep the U.S. government operational through Dec. 11, 2020. This action will maintain vital immigration
Continue Reading Congress Passes and the President Signs the Continuing Resolution Keeping Government and Vital Programs such as EB-5 and E-Verify Operational Thru Dec. 11, 2020 – New Premium Processing Directive

On Sept. 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced a proposed rule that would change the admission period structure for F (international students), J (exchange visitors), and I (foreign
Continue Reading DHS Proposes Rule to Terminate Duration of Status and Establish a Definite Period of Admission for F, J, and I Nonimmigrants

As a continuation of an earlier posting, the U.S. Senate initiated a process by voice vote opening the US Government through February 15, H.J. Res 28, and providing for
Continue Reading Congress Passes Continuing Resolution Opening Government and Vital Programs such as EB-5 and E-Verify

As an update (to this recent posting), we clarify that USCIS recently indicated in the Fall Unified Agenda the posting of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in November 2018 (see
Continue Reading USCIS Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Remove Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 VISA Holders

On Monday evening, President Trump signed the Continuing Resolution (CR) into law ending the three-day, 69-hour government shutdown.

In addition to funding the government and other policy-related matters, the CR extends EB-5, E-Verify, Conrad 30, and the Religious Workers immigration programs until Feb. 8.


Continue Reading President Trump Signs Continuing Resolution into Law

Since the introduction of the Executive Order “Buy American, Hire American” (BAHA), federal agencies, including DHS and USCIS, are following the directive to focus on protecting U.S. workers and U.S.
Continue Reading USCIS’ Recap on Activities since Buy American, Hire American