As economies worldwide begin to re-open, some companies and individuals are thinking about resuming international travel. If international travel is required for your work or other reasons, be prepared for


Continue Reading July 2020 Travel Advisory, U.S. Embassy/ Consular Services, and COVID-19 Movement Restrictions

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation, that will be effective on June 24, 2020, suspending the entry of those seeking to enter the United States in
Continue Reading President Trump Issues Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain NonImmigrants into the United States

On June 17, 2020, United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0114) rescinding the following Policy Memoranda, which was the basis of many challenges and denials against
Continue Reading Rescission of USCIS Policy Memoranda in Favor of H-1B Petitioners in the IT Third Party Placement Industry

In almost every state, companies have instituted temporary work from home policies—or have been instructed by government authorities to institute such policies—in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), in an effort
Continue Reading Work from Home Scenarios due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), may require a review of companies’ H-1B or E-3 compliance

Twice a year, the Office of Management and Budget, in concert with the General Services Administration and its own Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, publish the Unified Regulatory Agenda (Unified Agenda). The Unified Agenda is a transparency program that publishes federal agency rulemakings in process. It is not a process set in concrete but rather a snapshot in time to inform the public of rulemakings and regulations being developed by federal agencies.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) postings, released Nov. 21 for Fall 2019 are here. In addition to enabling the searching of regulations by agency and content, the agencies offer a regulatory “plan” which sets out regulatory principles. The DHS statement can be found here.
Continue Reading OMB Releases Fall 2019 Unified Regulatory Agenda; DHS & USCIS Expect Active Rulemakings