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DHS and DOS issue guidance on the Travel Ban

On Monday, we reported that the Supreme Court granted review of President Trump’s revised Travel Ban. The Supreme Court also allowed certain parts of the entry ban to go into effect, which will be implemented starting Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 8pm EDT.

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) just released guidance, a background […]

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DOL withdraws Section H.14 FAQ

Friday afternoon, March 10th, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) temporarily withdrew a recently-published PERM FAQ on Section H.14 that mandates employers quantify any experience listed on the ETA Form 9089.  DOL is clarifying and will be republishing this PERM FAQ in the future.

The PERM process is a test of the U.S. Labor Market by […]

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No current plan to expand the U.S. travel ban beyond seven countries

Rumors began yesterday regarding a list of additional countries that might be added to President Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorists Entry into the United States” which, in part, bans nationals of seven countries from entering the U.S for 90 days. The U.S. Department of State today confirmed to the American Immigration […]

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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

Sarah Peterson is recognized by HRE and Law Dragon as one of the nation’s top corporate immigration attorneys

SPS Immigration is pleased to announce that Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon recently selected Sarah Peterson as one of the nation’s top corporate employment attornys for 2016. Sarah was selected as one of 40 immigration specialists selected as up-and-coming. HRE is in its 9th year of soliciting and selecting its list of the nation’s Most Powerful Employment […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sarah Peterson is recognized by HRE and Law Dragon as one of the nation’s top corporate immigration attorneys

Sarah speaks on Prevailing Wage issues at the AILA PERM Conference

By |August 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sarah speaks on Prevailing Wage issues at the AILA PERM Conference

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions

USCIS announced that it has resumed Premium Processing for H-1B Extension Requests, effective immediately. USCIS suspended this service on May 26th in anticipation of receiving a large volume of H-4 EAD requests. Please call SPS Immigration should you have questions on whether your H-1B Petition would benefit from Premium Processing.

USCIS Announcement: http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-resumes-premium-processing-extension-stay-h-1b-petitions

By |July 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Extensions

Love is the Law

SPS Immigration applauds the Supreme Court of the United States in holding that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out of state. As Justice […]

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165 US visa issuing posts are back online and issuing visas

Beginning June 9th, Consulates worldwide were unable to access the required Form DS-160 or process and print non-immigrant visas required for foreign nationals to re-enter the US. On Thursday, June 25th, the Bureau of Consular Affairs confirmed that 165 posts, which process more than 85% of nonimmigrant visa requests worldwide, are now online and issuing […]

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US District Court denies preliminary injunction request permitting certain H-4 dependents to file for EAD

On May 24th a US District Court Judge denied a request by Save Jobs USA for a preliminary injunction on the H-4 EAD regulations (https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2015cv0615-13). This means that certain H-4 dependents remain eligible to submit EAD applications May 26th, 2015.

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