Mid-August 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines Labor Dept. Announces Revisions to H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Forms, Comment Period – Pursuant to a June news release calling for proposed form changes “to better protect American workers, confront fraud, and increase transparency,” the Department of Labor published a notice announcing its intent to revise its information collection for the H-1B, H-1B1 and […]

August 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Sens. Graham, Durbin Introduce Bipartisan ‘Dream Act’– On July 20, 2017, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the “Dream Act,” a bipartisan legislative effort that would allow immigrant students who grew up in the United States to earn lawful permanent residence. DHS Increases FY 2017 Limit on H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Workers […]

July 2017 Global Immigration Update

Feature Article: DATA PROTECTION: AN OVERVIEW – This article provides an overview of recent developments in several countries with respect to data protection.Country Updates Country Updates: GERMANY – Effective August 1, 2017, the German parliament is implementing European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66/EC (Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)). ITALY – The Italian government has reintroduced filing fees for […]

July 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Supreme Court Partially Lifts Trump Travel Ban Preliminary Injunctions – The Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in the related cases in October brought against the Trump administration in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Fourth Circuits. USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed for Conrad 30 Medical Doctors, Interested […]

Travel Ban FAQs – Updated 06/27/2017

These updated FAQs reflect the situation with regard to President Trump’s executive orders entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” banning entry to the United States by certain individuals traveling from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, as of 8 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on June 27, 2017. […]

Mid-June 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Ninth Circuit Rules Against President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held on June 12, 2017, that President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in issuing the revised executive order banning travel to the United States from certain countries. New State Dept. Form Asks Certain Visa Applicants […]