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Category: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation

In Just 5 Days, the H-1B Visa Cap Is Reached

Apr 10, 2018
Published April 10, 2018   For the 6th year in a row, during the first week of the filing season U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) received more than enough...

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Mandatory Detention Provisions for Certain Criminal Immigrants

Mar 22, 2018
Published March 22, 2018 Federal law currently sets forth conditions under which certain non-U.S. citizens with more serious criminal records must be detained without bond while they defend against removal...

Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Cap Filings Starting April 2, 2018

Mar 21, 2018
Published March 21, 2018 On April 2, 2018, the filing season begins for the new batch of H-1B visas that become available for fiscal year 2019 – which starts October...

More DACA Drama

Mar 15, 2018
Published March 15, 2018 The processing of applications for employment authorization documents for hundreds of thousands of young adults under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama...

The Bad Lawyer and the Fake Lawyer

Feb 21, 2018
Published February 21, 2018   In my 25+ years as an immigration lawyer, I have seen many versions of both the bad lawyer and the fake lawyer.    Each is poisonous...

The Forecast Calls For No Government Shut Down and No DACA

Feb 7, 2018
Published February 7, 2018   As of Wednesday afternoon, the stars seem to have lined up for our nation to avert a government shutdown.   It appears a bipartisan consensus has...

Our Budget Impasse and Immigration

Jan 23, 2018
Published January 23, 2018   Our country endured a brief government shut down in recent days, and there is a decent chance for a repeat performance in the coming weeks.   ...

The H-1B Visa Rush Is On – Start Preparing Now

Jan 9, 2018
Published January 9, 2018   Starting April 1, 2018, employers and their foreign worker employees will get a chance at one or more of the 85,000 H-1B visas available each...

The Unknown Future of DACA

Jan 1, 2018
Published January 1, 2018   The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals measure implemented by President Obama has come to represent an issue bigger than just the undocumented young adults it...

Beware Immigrants: Automatic Voter Registration

Nov 15, 2017
Published November 15, 2017   On the topic of well-intended laws and unintended consequences, one of the first things that come to my mind is the law requiring local Department...