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  • U.S. District Court Judge Vacates DHS Regulation that sought to replace the H-1B Cap Lottery with Wage Level Prioritization System

    On September 15, 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White granted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s (“Chamber”) motion for summary judgment in the Chamber’s lawsuit– U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. Department of Homeland Security— challenging a regulation that sought to replace the current H-1B cap lottery system with a wage level prioritization system. The […]

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  • Biden Administration Closes Chapter on Trump-era “Public Charge” Rule

    On March 9, 2021, the Supreme Court agreed to a Biden administration request to dismiss an upcoming case challenging the Trump administration’s highly contested “public charge” rule.  This means the Biden Administration has officially closed the chapter on the Trump-era Public Charge rule.    Under the Public Charge Final Rule, the Trump administration expanded the application of […]

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  • Biden Administration Rescinds Buy American Hire American Executive Order & 2017 Computer Programmer Memo

    President Biden signed an executive order which essentially revoked former President Trump’s Buy American Hire American (BAHA) executive order, as well as the 2017 Computer Programmer Memo. President Trump signed the BAHA executive order on April 18, 2017. The order claimed to increase wages and employment rates for U.S. workers and directed agencies to issue rules […]

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  • President Biden Signs 6 Immigration-related Executive Orders his First Day in Office

    On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders, including six immigration-related directives that focus on reversing the “Muslim travel bans,” halting construction of the border wall, preserving protections for “Dreamers,” and more. This is the beginning of President Biden’s efforts to unravel former President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration measures and […]

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  • Senate Unanimously Passes Immigration Bill Lobbied by Big Tech

    On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill entitled “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020.” The bill, which sets out new provisions focused on both green card and H-1B temporary worker reform, was passed without any public hearings and is said to pacify Big Tech’s hankering for cheap indentured labor. Notably, this is the […]

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  • DHS Proposes Rule to Prioritize Selection of H-1B Registrations Based on Wage Levels

    On October 28, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would prioritize the selection of H-1B registrations (or petitions, if the registration process is suspended) based on corresponding wage levels. DHS states that this will better protect the economic interests of U.S. workers, while still allowing U.S. employers […]

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  • Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Administration Can End Temporary Protected Status for More than 300,000 Immigrants

    On Monday, September 14, 2020, a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump can phase out protections for hundreds of thousands of families that have been living and working legally in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California lifted a block on […]

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  • Executive Order Overview: L-1 Visa

    In today’s video, our Associate Attorney, Zach Ahlstrom, discusses the impact of President Trump’s executive order on certain nonimmigrant visa categories. One of these categories is the L-1 visa. However, as Canadians are visa-exempt, Canadians are still eligible to apply for and renew L-1 status at the border. When the executive order was initially issued […]

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  • Trump’s Executive Order on the 2020 Census

    On July 21, 2020, Trump signed an executive order declaring undocumented immigrants not be counted in the 2020 Census. The basis of Trump’s order stems from how a “person” is defined in the U.S. Constitution, which requires “persons in each State” to be counted in the census. What is the impact of the Census? The U.S. Census […]

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  • NY Attorney General to Sue Over New DHS Policy Suspending Trusted Traveler Programs for NY Residents

    On February 6, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that New York residents are no longer eligible to enroll in U.S. Customs and Border Protections’ (CBP) Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP). The suspension follows the enactment of New York’s Green Light Law in December 2019. The next day, the New York Attorney General, Letitia James, […]

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