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

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

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

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?

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...

USCIS Clarifies Economist Classification for TN

USCIS Clarifies Economist Classification for TN

On December 18, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released additional guidance on the Economist classification used in the TN classification.  The TN status is utilized by Canadian and Mexican nationals to enter the United States on...

Executive Order – Delays in Visa  Processing

Executive Order – Delays in Visa Processing

On December 11, 2017, limited nonimmigrant visa (NIV) operations will begin at the U.S. Consulate/Embassy posts in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok.   The post in Moscow continues to offer limited services as well. *** Effective August 23, 2017,  all...

Ansbach + Ghouse Firm Minority Certifications

Ansbach + Ghouse Firm Minority Certifications

Ansbach + Ghouse, PLLC is extremely proud to announce that in addition to our firm’s accolades this past year, we have been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise, as well as designated as a CMBL/HUB vendor with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to...

UPDATE:  Executive Order on Immigration

UPDATE: Executive Order on Immigration

UPDATE:  On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the most recent travel restrictions issued under President Trump’s September 2017 Proclamation to take effect while the cases in lower courts continue to be litigated.    This means that the travel...

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