News & Updates

January 20, 2021. U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Program Bulletin Announcing Revised Interpretation and New Guidance under the H-1B Visa Program for Review

 On January 20, 2021, the Department of Labor withdrew its Notice concerning which employers of H-1B workers must file Labor Condition Applications, from the Office of the Federal Register prior to its publication. It is now withdrawing the Bulletin and Wage and Hour Division Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) for the...

Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States of certain nationals

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation titled “Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States” ending travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 that had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya,...

Key Changes on Day One of Biden Administration’s Immigration Announcements

Pause on Deportations except of those posing danger to national security.Enforcement Priorities of those who threaten . National security, Border security or Public safety.Strengthening DACA.Ending bans on majority-Muslim and African countries.Stopping border wall construction.Extending Deferred Extended Departure protections for Liberians.Reversing the Trump efforts to exclude undocumented immigrants from Census count.

How an H-1B visa holder can use the EB-5 investor program to get a Green Card

Most foreign workers wanting to start a new life in the United States are opting for the H-1B visa program – but this visa program has certain limitations and several strict requirements. As such, immigrants are now turning to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as a viable alternative to achieving...

Summary of New memoranda by Department of Homeland Security (‘DHS’) Implementing President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies, that came into effect on February 21, 2017

Summary of New memoranda by Department of Homeland Security ('DHS') Implementing President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies Massive expansion of detention by requiring DHS to detain nearly everyone it apprehends, including those without criminal convictions, until they are removed from USA or are required to be released due...

Summary of New Memorandum by DHS Implementing President’s ‘Enforcement of Immigration Laws to Serve National Interest’ that came into effect on February 21, 2017

The directives that stand out are: DHS (ICE, CBP and USCIS) shall execute US immigration laws against all ‘removable aliens’ who: Have been convicted of any criminal offense Have been charged with any criminal offense that has not been resolved – it does not make an exception for individuals who...