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DHS Freezes Implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule and Threatens to Repeal It

Maria del Carmen Ramos

In a surprising move to the startup community, the Trump administration has moved to delay and possibly repeal a rule that would help foreign entrepreneurs launching foreign startups apply for parole status to work in the United States. (more…)

The Implementation of Travel Ban 2.0: What Now?

Maria del Carmen Ramos

By now, most of you have heard that the United States Supreme Court ruled to reinstate President Trump’s revised travel ban in part. But what does this really mean? (more…)

USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Conrad Waiver Program Physicians

Mechelle Zarou

On Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for physicians under the Conrad Waiver program, as well as interested government interagency waivers. (more…)

Alert: USCIS Conducts Random H-1B Lottery for FY 2018

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Today, after receiving 199,000 petitions, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it conducted its lottery (a computer-generated random selection process) on April 11 to select the H-1B petitions that it will adjudicate for the 65,000 general-cap and 20,000 master’s cap visas available for FY 2018. (more…)

H-1B Cap for FY 2018 Met

Maria del Carmen Ramos

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced Friday that it had reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018.  (more…)

Attorney Spotlight

Maria del Carmen Ramos, Partner, Handles all types of immigration matters for foreign nationals and large institutional clients, including routinely filing petitions for non-immigrant visas on behalf of employers, and advising and training employers on I-9 compliance.