2018

October Family Immigration Newsletter

  • The Government Allows Green Card Applications to be Filed
    Early for October
  • What is Happening with DACA?
  • Immigration Court Backlog
  • The Government Implements Change in Policy Regarding
    Request for Evidence & Notice of Intent to Deny
  • and more.

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Recent $45.3M Verdict Explains Why Every Employer Should Have a Robust Cell-Phone Policy

  • Many employers in Texas may be unaware that simply permitting
    employees to email or text while driving may open the company up to
    multi-million dollar lawsuits if an accident should occur due to distracted driving.
  • Recent $45.3M verdict underscores the importance of having
    a consistent and robust cell-phone policy in place in the workforce.

Read more.


Afraid of Government Raids? What Every Employer Should Know About Increased Enforcement of I-9 Noncompliance

  • Given the current administration’s sharp shift in immigration enforcement,
    I-9 compliance is quickly gaining the reputation amongst employers as an area fraught with harsh
    penalties for employers failing to comply with its maze of compliance requirements.
  • While it is undeniable that enforcement is at an all-time high,
    employers need to take this opportunity to ensure that
    their employee records are in order.

Read more.


September Business Immigration Newsletter

  • New Memorandum Grants USCIS Authority to Deny Petitions Without First Issuing an RFE or NOID
  • Premium Processing Suspension Extended and expanded by USCIS for H-1B Petitions
  • Common H-1B RFEs to Expect This Year
  • USCIS Announces Increase to Premium Processing Fees
  • and more.

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Supreme Court: Collective Action Waiver in Employment Contracts Are Enforceable 

  • The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision this week
    holding that collective action waivers in employment contracts
    remains enforceable.
  • This decision validates over 25 million
    employment contracts in the country and re-affirms employers’
    rights to engage in alternative dispute mechanisms with employees
    on a bilateral basis.

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June Business Immigration Newsletter

  • New EB-5 Investment Amount Possible in August 2018
  • USCIS Alters Unlawful Presence Calculation for Nonimmigrant
    Students
  • Proposed Extreme Vetting to be Added to All Nonimmigrant Visa
    Applications
  • Temporary Protected Status for Honduras to End in January
    2020
  • and more. Read now.

June Family Immigration Newsletter

  • The Government Ends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for
    Hondurans
  • Lawsuits filed Challenging Termination of TPS for El Salvador,
    Haiti, and Honduras
  • Federal Judge Rules that the U.S. must Keep DACA and Accept
    New Applications
  • and more. Read Now

January Business Immigration Newsletter

  • “Buy American, Hire American”: Impact on H-1B Visa Program
  • “BAHA” Proposed Rule to End Employment Authorization for H-1B Spouses
  • What Employers Should Know About Termination of TPS
  • and more. Read now.

January Family Immigration Newsletter

  • Updates on Temporary Protected Status
  • DACA Recipients can renew their DACA again!
  • A Memo has been issued regarding Immigration Court Priorities & Performance Measurement
  • and more. Read now.

Immigration News — TPS Update

  • The Trump Administration Ends Protection for El Salvador known as TPS
  • Read now.

 

2017


September Business Immigration Newsletter

  • Employment and Immigration Seminar
  • Expanded Travel Ban includes Venezuela and North Korea
  • October 1, 2017: USCIS will Expand In-Person Interviews for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants
  • and more. Read now.

September Family Immigration Newsletter

  • President Trump Announced the End of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals with a 6-month Delay
  • The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Entered an Order Partially Allowing Texas to Enforce SB-4
  • The U.S. Government Offers a New Civics Test Study Tool: a New Mobile App is Now Available!
  • and more. Read now.

Friends and Family of DACA Beneficiaries

  • With the recent announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) phase-out, it is important to make sure that you know what to expect in the next month.  Many friends and family members may be worried about status expirations, deadlines, or wondering how they can help.
  • Read now.

President Trump Ends DACA with a Six Month Delay

  • President Trump announced today that he is rescinding the Executive Action issued by President Obama in 2012 known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “DACA”, leaving thousands of children and young adults in limbo.
  • Read now

 

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