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  • DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

    The International Entrepreneur (“IE”) parole program provides an opportunity for international entrepreneurs to establish start-up companies with a high growth potential in the United States. The IE program seeks to strengthen, grow, and create employment opportunities in the United States. The IE program has been in existence since 2017. However, there was a proposal to withdraw this program from ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed Against DHS for L-2 and H-4 Processing Delays

    On March 23, 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) challenging the extraordinary processing delays on extensions of status and extensions of employment authorization documents (EAD) for H-4 and L-2 nonimmigrant spouses. Jennifer Minear, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) stated, “The delays that H-4 and L-2 ...
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  • DHS and DOL Rules Altering the H-1B Process and Prevailing Wage Levels

    We have received confirmation that the Department of Labor (DOL)’s Prevailing Wage Rule titled, “ Restructuring of H-1B/H-1B1/E-3 and PERM Wage Levels ” has completed final stages of review and is expected to be republished as a final rule on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The rule is expected to take effect 60 days from the date of publication. The effective date of the rule will likely be further ...
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  • New DOL and DHS Rules Set Aside by Federal Court

    On December 1, 2020 , a California District Court set aside the Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule intended to increase prevailing wages and restrict the eligibility for H-1Bs. The district court determined that the agencies did not follow proper rule-making procedures thereby violating the Administrative Procedures Act. At this time, it is unknown whether the ...
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  • DHS's Changes to the H-1B Visa Lottery Process

    On January 31, 2019, DHS published a final rule which makes two significant changes to the H-1B visa lottery process. The rule (1) adds an electronic registration requirement for petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, and (2) it reverses the order by which USCIS will select petitions under the H-1B cap and the advanced degree exemptions. The final rule will become effective April ...
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  • DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Yemen

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has re-designated the Republic of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country by an additional 18 months, valid from March 4,2017, through September 3, 2018. The extension is in response to ongoing civil war and dangerous conditions that would threaten citizens who travel back to the Arabian ...
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  • Department of Homeland Security Launches New I-94 Website

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection division of the Department of Homeland Security has launched a new redesigned I-94 website and an I-94 pre-payment option for individuals entering the United States. The new site, while providing the same functionality and information as the previous version, offers a cleaner and much more user-friendly presentation that is sure to be an invaluable resource ...
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