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USCIS Draft Guidance on When to File an Amended H-1B Petition after the Simeio Solutions Decision

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued draft guidance on when to file an amended H-1B petition pursuant to the USCIS Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) precedent decision in Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC.  The decision held that employers must file amended

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USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions

Effective May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily suspended premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015.  Petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for

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Posted in In The News, Nonimmigrant Visas

Visa Bulletin for June 2015 Issued

The Visa Bulletin for June 2015 has been issued by the Department of State.  There was forward movement in most employment-based and family-based visa categories. Also announced in the bulletin, the Kentucky Consular Center has registered and notified the winners

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H-4 Visa Holders Soon To Be Able To Work

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment based lawful permanent resident status effective May 26, 2015.  The change is expected

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DOL Announces Modernization of PERM Program’s Recruitment and Application Requirements

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will initiate a review of the permanent labor certification process (PERM) in an effort to modernize recruitment and application requirements.  DOL’s announcement comes in conjunction with the Obama administration’s efforts to fix the

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17 States Sue Over President Obama’s Immigration Order

On December 3rd, seventeen states sued the U.S. in a Texas federal court over President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration.  The states claim the President’s order is an unconstitutional exercise of power and seek to prevent the government from

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2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program permits natives from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States to apply for one of 50,000 diversity visas for fiscal year 2016.  Applicants must meet strict eligibility requirements in order to

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Posted in Immigrant Visas, In The News

White House Immigration Update

Jenna is an Intern with the firm and is not a practicing attorney. On August 5th, the White House released a comprehensive update on President Obama’s efforts relating to immigration these past few months, including traveling to Texas in July

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Obama Moving Forward on Immigration Alone

Jenna is an intern with the firm and is not a practicing attorney. President Barack Obama announced on June 30th plans to tackle immigration reform on his own in the upcoming months due to lack of Congressional action on the

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Supreme Court Rules Some Children Over 21 Must Restart Visa Process

Jenna is an intern with the firm and is not a practicing attorney. A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that nearly all immigrant children who turn 21 while waiting for their families’ visa application to be approved will have to

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The global economy has become increasingly transactional and transcontinental. Since 9/11, there have been many amendments to immigration laws in the United States that have largely affected both individuals and businesses. Cozen O'Connor's immigration law blog, ABC's of Immigration Law, focuses on the interests and the challenges faced by those individuals and business impacted by immigration laws.
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