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New Regulations Radically Change the H-1B Lottery

Jan 12, 2021

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In November 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new regulations that would radically change the H-1B lottery. As immigration lawyers that specialize in work...

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DHS is Now Accepting DACA Applications Again

Dec 8, 2020

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Last June, the Supreme Court overruled the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act (DACA), but the Department of Homeland Security refused to accept new ap...

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The Importance of Language Access in Immigration Proceedings

Sep 29, 2020

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On September 22, the Department of Homeland Security sent out a press release that seemed innocent but worried us as immigration attorneys.  It began, “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service...

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How Do We Deal with USCIS' Budget Issues?

Aug 31, 2020

As immigration lawyers, we deal extensively with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and when the agency announced in June that it needed to furlough almost 70 percent of its s...

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USCIS to Hike Fees October 2

Aug 14, 2020

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its sadly predictable solution to the budgetary issues that prompted United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to threaten to f...

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The Administration Is Fighting the Courts on DACA

Jul 30, 2020

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How chaotic is the current administration?  On Tuesday, while we were working on a blog post on the July 17 ruling from Judge Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court in Maryland that the Depart...

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Good News in an FAQ from DHS on OPT

May 13, 2020

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You know you’re an immigration lawyer when an FAQ from the Department of Homeland Security regarding F-1 student and OPT issues during COVID-19 makes you happy. True, we may be punchy from all th...

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Has the Trump Administration Instituted Travel Ban 4.0?

Apr 24, 2019

Monday, the White House issued a new memorandum on Non-immigrant visa overstays   The short version is that the White House thinks the number of people coming in with permission and oversta...

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TPS Status Reinstated Temporarily While Case is Before Courts

Mar 15, 2019

Last October, The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction against the suspension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals from El Salvador,...

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Proposed Rule Changes Redefine "Public Charge"

Oct 19, 2018

Late last month, the Trump Administration announced proposed changes to what is known as “the Public Charge rule,” changes that “are unnecessarily strict and hard-hearted rules aimed at solving a prob...

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