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Bloomberg discusses with Attorney Sarah Peterson Sen. Ron Johnson’s bill to create a State Sponsored Visa Program

In a May 12th article, Bloomberg discusses with Attorney Sarah Peterson Senator Ron Johnson’s bill to create a State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program (S.1040). The article is titled The Feds Had Their Turn. Time for State-Based Visas?

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:02+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Legislation, Immigration Reform|Comments Off on Bloomberg discusses with Attorney Sarah Peterson Sen. Ron Johnson’s bill to create a State Sponsored Visa Program

Department of Homeland Security Issues Final Regulations Affecting High-Skilled Immigration 

On November 18, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security issued final regulations that will change a number of provisions relating to high-skilled immigration. The new rules become effective January 17, 2017. The regulations offer several positive improvements, and they also codify many of the policy positions and interpretations that USCIS has developed over the […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: AOS, H-1B, Immigration Legislation, Immigration Reform|Comments Off on Department of Homeland Security Issues Final Regulations Affecting High-Skilled Immigration 

DHS sends final AC21 regulation to the Office of Management and Budget

Monday, October 24th, the Department of Homeland Security sent the final AC21 Regulation, titled “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. It could take OMB up to 90 days to review and publish the final regulation.

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By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: I-140, Immigration Legislation, Immigration Reform, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DHS sends final AC21 regulation to the Office of Management and Budget

USCIS to Propose Increased Filing Fees

USCIS will publish a notice in the Federal Register tomorrow, May 4th, 2016, proposing an increase in filing fees for most immigration applications. A change in filing fees requires USCIS to follow the regulatory procedures of the Administrative Procedures Act, so the agency will accept comments on the proposed fee changes and will then […]

By | 2016-05-03T16:31:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Immigration Legislation|Comments Off on USCIS to Propose Increased Filing Fees

DHS Proposes Regulation to Modify Rules for Highly Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers

DHS today published in the Federal Register a proposed regulation that would make changes to existing rules relating to highly skilled nonimmigrant workers. The proposed changes are intended to improve and streamline the immigration process for certain workers, and the proposal contains a number of key improvements. The proposal contains a number of […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Categories: H-1B, I-140, Immigration Legislation, Immigration Reform|Comments Off on DHS Proposes Regulation to Modify Rules for Highly Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers

Immigration Law Changes Contained Within the Omnibus Budget Bill

The House and Senate have both approved the terms of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016,” also commonly referred to as the Omnibus budget bill. This bill is primarily focused on setting the budget for a wide range of federal agencies and programs, but this year’s Omnibus budget bill also contains several changes to U.S. […]

By | 2015-12-18T20:50:44+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Categories: Immigration Legislation|Comments Off on Immigration Law Changes Contained Within the Omnibus Budget Bill