Parole Program for Foreign Entrepreneurs Effective July 17, 2017

UPDATE: On December 1, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia overturned the rule delaying the foreign entrepreneur program.  In vacating the rule that delayed the program from July 17, 2017, to March 14, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge James...

DAPA/DACA+ Divides Supreme Court

Update: On November 15, 2017, USCIS reversed the rejection of DACA renewal applications that were delayed by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).  Although DACA was rescinded, USCIS was permitted to continue to authorize DACA extensions received by DHS on or before October...

Increased Worksite Enforcement – ICE Immigration Raids

UPDATE: In remarks to the Heritage Foundation on October 17, 2017, Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan indicated that he ordered Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) to at least quadruple the amount of time officers spend on work site enforcement. ...

USCIS Suspending Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

UPDATE:  Effective October 3, 2017, USCIS resumed Premium Processing for all H-1B cases.   As a reminder, the H-1B category is designed for foreign professional workers holding a university degree and authorizes a foreign professional to work in the United States in a...

Additional Immigration Enforcement in Texas

UPDATE: On September 25, 2017, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals permitted additional provisions of SB4 to proceed beyond the inquiry into immigration status permitted by Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia.  Specifically, the 5th Circuit permitted the SB4...