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Stopgap Spending Bill Ends Second Federal Government Shutdown in Less than a Month

A brief federal government shutdown ended this morning as the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) which provides a bipartisan budget bill that raises spending caps for two years and funds the federal government through March

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New I-94 Features Provide Visa Waiver Visitors Peace of Mind

On January 5, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) kicked off two new “traveler compliance initiatives” aimed at assisting those travelers to the US on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). These newly added features to the I-94 website (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home)

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Employers Should Begin Preparation for Opening of FY 2019 H-1B Cap

The beginning of the calendar year is the perfect time for employers to begin planning for the FY2019 H-1B cap filing season, which will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018. Due to continued high demand, it is expected that the

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Real ID Domestic Air Travel Requirement Takes Effect on January 22, 2018

Anyone flying within the United States on or after January 22, 2018 will have to ensure that their state-issued driver’s license or identification card is compliant with the Real ID Act and its standards or has received an extension in

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Stopgap Bill to End Government Shutdown passes Congress, extends EB-5 Program 3 weeks

The federal government shutdown came to an end last night as the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) last night which extended the Federal budget until February 8, 2018.  The President signed the bill late last

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Continuing Resolution extends EB-5 Program until January 2018

As expected, the House and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (the “CR”) last night which extended the Federal budget until January 19, 2018.  It is expected that the President will sign the CR today. This new short-term extension made

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TNs in Trouble? Responding to Recent Changes in the TN Economist Classification

USCIS has issued new guidance on the TN nonimmigrant classification for economists. Following a Policy Memorandum dated November 20, 2017, USCIS will no longer classify financial analysts, market research analysts, and marketing specialists in the TN economist category. Effectively immediately,

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How House Joint Resolution 123 Impacts EB-5

On Friday, December 8, 2017, President Trump signed House Joint Resolution 123, the “Continuing Appropriations Act”, which prevented a U.S. federal government shutdown.  The Act provided a short-term extension which will keep the U.S. federal government open through December 22,

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Top U.S. Immigration Official Announces Quadrupled Employer Compliance Audits

Employers can expect an increase in immigration compliance audits and investigations by “four to five times” beyond their current levels, the director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) announced yesterday. About The Author

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EB-5 Program Is Extended Without Changes Until December 8, 2017

On September 8, President Trump signed into law H.R. 601 which will keep the U.S. federal government open through December 8, 2017.  As a result, the EB-5 Regional Center Program is now extended until such date without any changes.  About

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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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