H-1B Workers: Worth Their Weight in Innovation

By |2020-05-23T10:12:32-04:00May 23rd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

The Trump Administration is reportedly working on an executive order to ban the issuance of new H-1B visas. His order is expected to be issued before the end of this month. His order would be quite a negative blow to the U.S. economy and hit American economic innovation the hardest. The H-1B visa system has problems: It’s [...]

USCIS-ITServe Settlement Overturns 10 Years Of H-1B Visa Policies

By |2020-05-22T10:14:24-04:00May 22nd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration Policies, Trump|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has agreed to a settlement with the business group ITServe Alliance that overturns 10 years of policies restricting employers and H-1B visa holders. The settlement follows a pivotal March 10, 2020, District Court opinion that repudiated key USCIS actions and a May 20, 2020, judge’s opinion in Georgia that ruled against [...]

DHS begins collecting DNA from undocumented immigrants.

By |2020-05-18T09:02:38-04:00May 18th, 2020|Deportation, Immigration, Immigration Policies|

The Department of Homeland Security is inching toward implementation of a decades-old law directing it to collect DNA from the undocumented immigrants arrested by its officers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has started a small pilot project in Dallas to collect DNA samples of undocumented immigrants who are arrested. And Customs and Border Protection started [...]

Filing For Unemployment? Legal Immigrants Are Afraid.

By |2020-05-11T16:56:50-04:00May 11th, 2020|Coronavirus, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

This year got off to a busy start for Raquel and Alex. After almost two years together, they got married. Raquel was training for a new job at an immigration law firm in Atlanta. Alex was in a new job in sales. When the coronavirus hit, they found themselves among the millions suddenly jobless. Compounding this bad [...]

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for Legal and Illegal Immigrants

By |2020-05-08T09:04:21-04:00May 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies|

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) — a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide financial relief to individuals, families, and businesses — was signed into law. The 2020 coronavirus stimulus delivers relief through a range of measures, including an advanced tax rebate to taxpayers. If you are a Legal Immigrant, and hold [...]

Lawsuit Alleges CARES Act Excludes U.S. Citizen Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

By |2020-05-06T11:55:12-04:00May 6th, 2020|Immigration|

U.S. citizen children of undocumented parents who are excluded from the $2 trillion federal coronavirus relief package filed a federal class-action lawsuit Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Maryland by the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center along with CASA, a nonprofit immigrant rights organization serving the Washington, D.C.-area and Pennsylvania, [...]

DACA, USCIS Office Closures and the Forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court Decision

By |2020-04-27T17:15:24-04:00April 27th, 2020|Immigration|

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has clarified its process for handling Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal requests. According to USCIS’s website, its offices will remain closed until at least May 3. If you are a DACA holder, here is what you should know: 1. “Wet [...]

Trump’s Executive Order on Limiting Immigration – What You Need to Know

By |2020-04-23T23:25:34-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Immigration|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoHrwCIeUlA&t=17s Effective April 23, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order limiting immigration, which is scheduled to expire in 60 days. The order relates specifically to the ENTRY into the U.S., not the filing of applications and petitions. There are important exceptions to the order. Please be aware that consulates and embassies were already [...]

Timeline and List of U.S. Immigration Actions on COVID-19

By |2020-04-15T10:34:19-04:00April 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

Post last updated April 10, 2020 The United States government has taken extreme actions to limit travel to the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, the government has suspended nearly all legal immigration and travel to the United States and paused most legal immigration applications from immigrants inside the United States as well. It [...]

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-04-12T12:03:14-04:00April 12th, 2020|Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Specialty Ocupation, Trump|

Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the worst pandemics the nation has ever seen: Ensuring their paperwork will allow them to work in the United States. The nation can ill afford to lose any health care workers right now, yet foreign-born doctors, [...]