Immigration News Archive

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President Trump Lifts Travel Restrictions for Chad


Last night President Trump lifted travel restrictions for citizens of Chad by modifying an earlier executive order implementing the third version of his travel ban.

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FY2019 H-1B Cap Reached


Today USCIS announced it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the H-1B cap for Fiscal Year 2019, including the U.S. master's cap.

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USCIS to Destroy Undeliverable Documents After 60 Days


USCIS announced that it will begin destroying Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days.

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USCIS Updates Adjudication Process for Canadian L-1 Petition


Canadian citizens seeking L-1 non-immigrant status through Blaine, Washington points of entry must now submit petitions to the USCIS California Service Center for approval before presenting themselves for admission to the US.

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USCIS Adopts AAO Decision on Multiple H-1B CAP Filings


Today USCIS adopted the AAO's decision in Matter of S- Inc., which clarifies USCIS' policy of denying or revoking the approval of all H-1B cap-subject petitions filed by “related entities” for the same beneficiary.

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USCIS Adopts AAO Decision on EB-1 Executives


USCIS recently clarified that an employer cannot sponsor an immigrant for an EB-1 multinational manager/executive visa if the immigrant worked for an unrelated company in the U.S. for more than two years after their one year of qualifying work abroad.

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H-1B Premium Processing Suspended for FY 2019 Cap Cases


USCIS announced the suspension of premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions, which is expected to last until Sept. 10, 2018.

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April 2018 Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State released the preliminary April 2018 Visa Bulletin.

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Bloomberg BNA Investigates H-1B Visa Policy Changes


Bloomberg BNA turned to Goel & Anderson’s Managing Partner, Vic Goel, to discuss the Trump Administration’s H-1B policies and their impact on the IT industry.

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Forbes Analyzes USCIS' Policy Changes for Employers


Forbes interviewed Goel & Anderson’s Managing Partner, Vic Goel, regarding USCIS’ recent policies and regulations directed at companies that employ H-1B visa holders and other foreign workers.

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