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April Visa Bulletin Released

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently released the April Visa Bulletin. (more…)

Fifth Circuit to Hear Oral Arguments on Whether to Lift Injunction on April 17

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit granted the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to expedite its appeal of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction staying President Obama’s immigration actions. (more…)

L-1B Policy Development: USCIS Issues L-1B Adjudications Memo for Comment

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

Today, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum that provides guidance to field adjudicators on things to consider while adjudicating an L-1B petition.  Specifically, the new L-1B Adjudications Policy is meant to consolidate previous policy memoranda as well as supersede and rescind, in part, prior memoranda. (more…)

OPT Program Under Attack

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

While a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive action has garnered headlines recently, another lawsuit that could negatively impact the labor supply and increase the cost of doing business for employers has largely managed to escape the media’s attention. (more…)

USCIS Resumes Processing of H-2B Petitions

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

As reported on March 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) suffered a setback as result of a ruling by a federal district court in the Northern District of Florida on March 4, 2015. (more…)