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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 |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 |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.

We […]

By |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 Announces Filing Fee Increase effective December 23, 2016

USCIS just announced that effective December 23, 2016, certain filing fees will increase based on the final rule published today in the Federal Register. This filing fee increase is the first USCIS increase since November 2010. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include these new fees or […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Categories: Immigration Reform|Comments Off on USCIS Announces Filing Fee Increase effective December 23, 2016

“Entrepreneur Visa” Program Moves Closer to Implementation

Part of President Obama’s regulatory agenda relating to immigration involved creation of an “entrepreneur visa” program that would allow foreign national inventors and entrepreneurs to be able to immigrate temporarily to the United States to establish and grow a business. While certain existing visa programs already provide some entrepreneurs and researchers with a mechanism to […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Categories: Administrative Action, Immigration Reform|Comments Off on “Entrepreneur Visa” Program Moves Closer to Implementation

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 |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

DOL Targets April 2016 for Release of New PERM Regulation

According to a notice posted today in the Federal Register, the Department of Labor is planning to publish a proposed new regulation in April 2016 to modernize the PERM labor certification process. The proposed regulation is part of an ongoing effort by DOL to update the PERM labor certification process to better align it […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: DOL, Immigration Reform|Comments Off on DOL Targets April 2016 for Release of New PERM Regulation

Conrad 30 – A “Win-Win” Response to the US Healthcare Crisis

Jennifer Minear and Sarah Peterson Stensrud explain why Congress must extend the Conrad 30 J-1 waiver program, which sunsets September 30, 2015. Please call SPS immigration to discuss questions you may have about how the sunset of this program impacts your organization.

http://www.ailaleadershipblog.org/2015/08/13/conrad-30-a-win-win-response-to-the-us-healthcare-crisis/

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: Immigration Reform, J-1 waiver|Comments Off on Conrad 30 – A “Win-Win” Response to the US Healthcare Crisis