Welcome to the Immigration Insights and Issues Blog! (III Blog for short) Immigration policies and practices are ever changing due to the political nature of the area and the complexity of the legal issues related to the...
by Heather Frayre | Sep 11, 2020
On August 3, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule that makes sweeping changes to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fee schedule. It also removes certain fee exceptions, alters...Read More
by Elise Levasseur | Aug 26, 2020
On August 20, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that due to Covid-19 and because of its long delays in producing Employment Authorization Documents, Form I-766 (“EAD”) cards, that it...Read More
State Department Expands National Interest Exceptions for Nonimmigrants Subject to Presidential Proclamation 10052
by Kathleen Campbell Walker | Aug 14, 2020
As employers continue to try to find ways for essential nonimmigrants and their dependents to be issued H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 (intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program) visas subject to...Read More
by Paxton Endres | Aug 3, 2020
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued its much anticipated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy memorandum titled, “Reconsideration of the June 15, 2012 Memorandum Entitled ‘Exercising...Read More
“I LOST THE H-1B LOTTERY… NOW WHAT?” FOUR NONIMMIGRANT VISA ALTERNATIVES TO EMPLOY FOR FOREIGN PROFESSIONALS
by Alexandra Crandall | Jul 31, 2020
Every year, U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign nationals petition United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) for work authorization under the H-1B visa program. Employment positions qualify for an H-1B...Read More
by Suzanne Sukkar | Jul 16, 2020
On July 1, 2020, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force and replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that governed continental trade for more than two and a half decades. While the...Read More
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