Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants.

By |2020-02-27T10:50:21-05:00February 27th, 2020|Department of Justice, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

The Trump administration is establishing a new section within the Justice Department, to discuss the process of removing citizenship from people born abroad who obtained citizenship fraudulently by not disclosing previous convictions serious crimes, including terrorism and war crimes, officials announced this Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The move will likely inspire increased fear in immigrant [...]

Time to start processing H-1B cap petitions.

By |2020-02-13T09:47:21-05:00February 12th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

It’s already February 2020 and it’s almost time to start processing H-1B cap petitions for your employees and prospective employees. The H-1B cap applies to all employees you currently employ in F-1 OPT or J-1 status or prospective employees you wish to sponsor, here or from abroad. The H-1B cap does not apply to H-1B [...]

Six Countries added to Travel Ban

By |2020-02-03T09:58:19-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

On Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, President Trump added six countries to his list of nations facing stringent travel restrictions, a move that will virtually block immigration from Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, and from Myanmar, where the Muslim minority is fleeing genocide. Beside Nigeria, three other African countries, Eritrea, Sudan and Tanzania, will face varying [...]

USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation.

By |2020-01-31T11:09:56-05:00January 31st, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Under the Final Rule, USCIS will look at the factors required under [...]

What is the H-1B Visa – What You Need to Know

By |2020-01-31T09:26:36-05:00January 31st, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

In this age of rapid economic growth and demand from companies for technology and other workers which outpaces the supply, many U.S. companies rely on foreign-born employees to cover their hiring needs. Recruiting and retaining the best possible talent from around the world is critical for any business to maintain its competitive edge. Many businesses [...]

H-1B Electronic Registration Process has been Formally Announced by USCIS

By |2020-01-31T15:22:35-05:00January 17th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

As confirmed by USCIS in the Final Rule from January 31, 2019, a Federal Register notice has been published formally announcing  the implementation of registration process for fiscal year 2021 H-1B.  What this implies is that the season for this new electronic filling will commence on March 1st, 2020, however there will be a limited [...]

Immigration Watch 2020: Election Year.

By |2020-01-31T15:24:13-05:00January 7th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies|

Happy 2020 everyone! This is a major year.  It's a leap, beginning of a new decade, political decision year. As the start of a new year always brings with it plans and resolutions, it goes without saying that, being 2020 a Presidential election year in the USA, these plans and resolutions, specially immigration related, will [...]

Immigration Judges Quit

By |2020-01-31T15:26:09-05:00December 27th, 2019|Department of Justice, Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies, Trump|

CNN reported today (Friday, December 27, 2019) that Immigration judges have left their positions in 2019 at nearly twice the rate of previous years with many citing the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies as a deciding factor. Over the past year, in the heat of a border migration crisis, 45 judges have left, moved into new [...]

Immigrants Christmas Gift: Civil Rights Coalition Successfully Blocks Trump.

By |2020-01-31T15:27:32-05:00December 25th, 2019|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration|

Making it difficult for immigrants to reach the United States in a variety of ways has been in the agenda for the President of the United States, Donald Trump. However, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono counsel Sidley Austin LLP and Latino Network as the organizational plaintiff, [...]

Border Agents Cannot Search Travelers’ Digital Devices without Reasonable Suspicion, Judge ruled

By |2019-11-15T10:50:20-05:00November 15th, 2019|Immigration|

A district court judge in Boston ruled that U.S. border agents must have ‘reasonable suspicion’ to search travelers’ electronic devises at airports and other ports of entry.   Background of the Decision In recent years there has been a growing practice for border agents to search smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices travelers brought into [...]