Monday, September 18th, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) resumed premium processing for all H-1B Petitions that were selected in the 2018 Cap. This means that H-1B cap petitions may now convert a pending petition to the expedited review process by paying an extra $1,225 for each petition. This recent development adds H-1B […]
In a much expected announcement, Tuesday morning, September 5th, Attorney General (“AG”) Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or, DACA. AG Sessions announced that DACA recipients whose EAD expires before March 2, 2018 will be allowed to apply for a two-year renewal, if submitted by October […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]