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 Alexandra Crandall | May 26, 2021
Before filing an I-140 petition for an employee beneficiary, petitioning employers brave a seemingly endless obstacle course, spending several months filing a prevailing wage determination (“PWD”) application, complying with a...Read More
by Heather Frayre | May 13, 2021
In January 2021, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new I-9 guidance regarding the completion of Form I-9 for certain employees working pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...Read More
USCIS Reverses Course on Trump-Era Policy Instructing Officers Not to Give Deference to Previously Approved Petitions
by Paxton Endres | May 4, 2021
In response to President Biden’s executive order, “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans,” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued...Read More
by Kathleen Campbell Walker | Apr 6, 2021
April 1, 2021 marked the beginning of consular processing at U.S. consulates and embassies throughout the world without the restrictions imposed on certain nonimmigrant visa processing under Presidential Proclamation 10052,...Read More
by Matthew Martinez | Mar 22, 2021
Beware the Ides of March? Not in 2021. Spring has brought the immigration world some welcome relief. USCIS announced this month that the much-maligned Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, will no longer be required. The...Read More
by Ian Nesteruk | Mar 9, 2021
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) introduced a new H-1B cap process for fiscal year (FY) 2021. In its webinars conducted on February 23, 2021 and February 24, 2021, USCIS confirmed that the H-1B cap process...Read More
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