H-1B Cap FY2019 – It is that time of year again!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) should start accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019) on April 2, 2018, and it will not accept H-1B cap filings before such time.  Last year, the H-1B cap for the...

Increased Worksite Enforcement – ICE Immigration Raids

UPDATE:  On January 10, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced its three-prong approach to conducting worksite enforcement: compliance, through I-9 inspections, civil fines, and referrals for debarment; enforcement and the arrest of employers...

DAPA/DACA+ Divides Supreme Court

Update: On January 9, 2018, a federal district judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resume the DACA program while the legal challenges to the current administration’s rescission of DACA continue.   The order allows foreign nationals who...

Changes to H-1B Extension Rules?

On January 8, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) clarified that it was not considering changing its interpretation of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (AC21) which provides for H-1B extensions beyond the six-year limit...

Parole Program for Foreign Entrepreneurs Effective July 17, 2017

UPDATE: On December 14, 2017, USCIS released the forms required to apply for the foreign entrepreneur parole program.  In order to apply, the updated USCIS guidelines require that entrepreneurs demonstrate that they: Possess a substantial ownership interest in a...