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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
26
Jun
Travel Restrictions to Cuba Affects Cruise and Other Industries Jackson Lewis P.C.
24
Jun
India EB-5 Retrogression Has Arrived Greenberg Traurig, LLP
22
Jun
United States Recognizes Venezuelan National Assembly Decree Extending Validity of Venezuelan Passports Greenberg Traurig, LLP
21
Jun
Beltway Buzz, June 21, 2019 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
21
Jun
USCIS Caseload Redistribution May Mean Shorter Processing Times but More Travel for Green Card and Naturalization Applicants Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
21
Jun
Ken Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
21
Jun
USCIS International Offices to No Longer Accept Form I-407 Starting July 1, 2019 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20
Jun
Customs + Border Patrol Vendor’s Network Compromises Images and License Plate Data Robinson & Cole LLP
19
Jun
Administration Ups Data Collection and General Surveillance Jackson Lewis P.C.
19
Jun
USCIS Begins Premium Processing for Remaining H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Pierce Atwood LLP
19
Jun
Brazil: Visa Exemption for United States, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese Citizens Mintz
19
Jun
E-1/E-2 Treaty Visas Option for New Zealanders Jackson Lewis P.C.
18
Jun
New State Department Social Media Requirement Expected to Cause Delays Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
18
Jun
Dreamer Bill Passed by House, Not Expected to Advance in Senate Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
17
Jun
Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens – Stakeholder Message Greenberg Traurig, LLP
14
Jun
Beltway Buzz June 14, 2019 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
13
Jun
HUD Says “No” to DACA Recipients Ballard Spahr LLP
13
Jun
Tariff Turbulence Continues to Fly! Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
12
Jun
DHS Spring Regulatory Agenda Projects Changes to H-1B Visas, the Rescission of H-4 Work Authorization, Increased Fees, and More Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
12
Jun
USCIS Provides Updates Regarding Premium Processing for FY 2020 Cap Cases Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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