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DOS Issues Update on Court Order Regarding Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Pose a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

On June 22, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation 10052 (PP 10052) suspending certain nonimmigrant visas until December 31, 2020. Effective June 24, the proclamation prohibits foreign nationals, and any foreign nationals accompanying or following to join them, from entering the U.S. under the H-1B, H-2B, J, or L nonimmigrant visa classifications. Lawsuit Challenging the Proclamation’s Legal […]

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New rules from DHS & DOL to Significantly Impact the H-1B Visa Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have released new rules that will result in significant changes to the H-1B specialty occupation program, making it more difficult for skilled foreign workers to acquire H-1B visas and work permits. DHS’s new rule will impede on employers’ ability to sponsor foreign workers by restricting the definition […]

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H-1B Lottery Reopened: Additional Selections Made

Last week, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) re-opened the H-1B cap lottery selection process. USCIS reopened the selection process because the number of petitions filed did not meet the annual cap. What is New Notifications have now gone out to applicants or their representatives notifying them that their H-1B registrations have been selected for the […]

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USCIS to Rescind the 2018 Third-Party Worksites Memorandum

2018 Third-Party Worksites Memorandum In 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum mandating burdensome documentation requirements for employers placing H-1B workers at off-site locations. The mandate required employers to provide detailed itineraries illustrating “the dates of each service or engagement, the names and addresses of the [off-site] employers, and the names and addresses of the establishment, […]

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Termination of H-1B Employees: Impact on Employers & Employees

Whether for performance issues or for lack of work, the termination of H-1B employees presents special challenges to both the employer and the employee. In today’s blog, we will take a closer look at these challenges.  H-1B Employer Obligations Notify USCIS of termination  Regulations require an H-1B employer to notify USCIS “immediately” of “any material […]

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