August 21, 2018

Immigration, VISA, USCIS, ICE, & DHS Legal Updates

In today’s political climate, immigration developments and regulations can change with the news cycle.  Employers count on the National Law Review to provide legal analysis of Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenships and Immigration Services regulations, as well as changing visa requirements; including changing TPS status for communities and the uncertain future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  Visitors to the National Law Review will not only find the most up-to-date information related to these topics, but other Visa-based information, work permits, and immigration news, which affects US-based companies, their employees, and families.

Multinational companies and US-based companies heavily rely on non-US labor to perform many job functions. Additionally, skilled workers from outside the US, and those who are studying abroad in the US, require the proper documentation in order to legally remain in the country. Compliance issues, e-verify filing by companies and its employees, Form I-9 filing, employer verification obligations, and applying for temporary stay status, are among the many topics covered by the National Law Review, as it relates to immigration law. H1-B and H2-B work visas, EB-5 program, and the State Department’s Monthly Visa Bulletin, are frequently analyzed, discussed, and legal implications of these topics, are covered on the site.

Government agency news including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hearings, and the Department of Labor (DOL), are all intertwined in the world of immigration law. Visitors to the National Law Review will find timely coverage on these agencies, news revolving around labor laws and immigration, and content surrounding Visa processing, applications, and immigration reform.

Major issues in immigration include the changing and uncertain status of the DACA, or Dreamers, program.  The program, initiated under President Barack Obama, created a temporary path for childhood arrivals, brought to the US illegally by their parents, to a work permit and protection from deportation.  It does not provide a path to citizenship, and it has been heavily litigated since its inception and currently litigation is underway to determine the future of the DACA program, and that litigation is covered by NLR authors.  Additionally, when President Donald Trump took office he implemented a Travel Ban, limiting immigration to the United States from several, Muslim-majority countries.  This immigration travel ban has undergone several permutations and has been intensely litigated in circuit courts across the country, and this litigation has been closely followed and analyzed by NLR Authors. 

In today’s rapidly shifting immigration landscape, the National Law Review can be trusted to provide careful, thoughtful legal analysis of the developments, both litigation and regulation in the immigration area of law.

Date Title Organization
20
Aug
First Preference, Employment-Based Priority Workers’ U.S. Immigrant Visas at a Processing Standstill Foley & Lardner LLP
16
Aug
USCIS Revises Guidance on Unlawful Presence Policy Focused on Students Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
10
Aug
DHS Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Entry/Exit Overstay Report Greenberg Traurig, LLP
10
Aug
Social Security Administration to Resume Social Security Mismatch Letter Notification Program in 2019 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Aug
Judge Orders Reinstatement of DACA Pending 20-Day Hold Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
9
Aug
Trump Administration Largely Phasing Out TPS, But Legal Challenges Are Ongoing Jackson Lewis P.C.
9
Aug
September 2018 Visa Bulletin Updates Varnum LLP
6
Aug
Government Immigration Enforcement Activity at Record High Jackson Lewis P.C.
5
Aug
Have Unpaid Taxes? IRS Warns May Lose U.S. Passport Jackson Lewis P.C.
3
Aug
President Signs KIWI Act Providing for E-1 and E-2 Status for New Zealand Greenberg Traurig, LLP
3
Aug
Data Confirms Significant Uptick in H-1B and L-1 RFEs and Denials Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
2
Aug
ICE Ramps Up Worksite Enforcement Efforts: 6 FAQs on the Audit Process Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
1
Aug
UPDATE: USCIS Postpones Implementation of New Policy Memoranda on Notices to Appear Greenberg Traurig, LLP
31
Jul
New USCIS Policy Threatens Public Safety Proskauer Rose LLP
25
Jul
Haitian TPS Update: USCIS Backlog Results in Automatic 6-Month Work Authorization Extensions Jackson Lewis P.C.
25
Jul
Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
24
Jul
House Passes the KIWI Act providing for E-1 and E-2 status for New Zealand Greenberg Traurig, LLP
23
Jul
UK Government Issues “Statement of Intent” to Address Post-Brexit Status of EU Nationals Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
23
Jul
Good News for Private Employers in California: Federal Court Temporarily Enjoins Several Provisions of New Law Prohibiting Cooperation with Immigration Enforcement Agents Foley & Lardner LLP
20
Jul
DHS Announces 18-month Extension of Somalia Temporary Protected Status Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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