Earlier in 2024, the Department of Homeland Security introduced a regulation to reform the H-1B lottery process, shifting from an employer-centric to a beneficiary-centric selection. While this change may

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GT Immigration & Compliance Practice Shareholder Courtney B. Noce and Associate Miriam C. Thompson co-authored an article titled “5 Considerations for Year-End Immigration Budget Planning,” published by Law360.

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On July 20, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy manual to make it easier for green card applicants to identify who may be considered inadmissible to

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Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S.

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USCIS has published a new Form I-485 with additional public charge questions required for use starting Dec. 23, 2022. When a nonimmigrant foreign national applies for an adjustment of status

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