Federal District Court Sets Aside New Immigration DHS and DOL Rules

By |2021-05-07T10:33:08-04:00December 2nd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

In California, a federal district court has set aside two new immigration regulations that were promulgated on a fast track by the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) in early October. Ruling on summary judgment, the court found that the agencies did not have good cause to bypass notice and comment rulemaking procedures [...]

Biden plans on swiftly rolling back some Trump Administration Policies

By |2021-06-04T09:36:57-04:00November 9th, 2020|DACA, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly working on a group of executive orders that would reverse several controversial Trump administration policies once he takes office on January 20. Immigration policy would be the most dramatic and immediate reversal. According to a Washington Post report, Biden plans to take immediate action on policies about climate change, immigration, and public [...]

Public Charge Rule back On – For Now

By |2021-05-07T10:48:28-04:00November 9th, 2020|Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

On November 3rd. 2020 we informed you that there was a News Update that The government CANNOT apply the new public charge rules anywhere in the United States or abroad because on November 2, 2020, a federal district court vacated the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule. This meant that as of [...]

Lawsuit Filed on the New H-1B Wage Rule

By |2021-05-07T11:09:46-04:00November 3rd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

On October 8, 2020, the Trump Administration abruptly revamped the H-1B wage rule to dramatically change the program and sharply increase the required wages for temporary positions and others seeking employment-based green card sponsorship. The changes are aimed at discouraging U.S. employers from hiring and continuing to employ foreign workers. The minimum wage paid to H-1B [...]

Trump and Biden’s Immigration Policies

By |2021-05-10T08:33:02-04:00November 2nd, 2020|DACA, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

The year 2020 has been like no other in the United States. Multiple natural disasters, more protests for social justice than in previous years on racism and police topics, Immigration Policies, and a pandemic causing mass unemployment and hundreds of thousands of deaths. Americans can travel to fewer places than ever before. Legal immigration to [...]

USCIS Finalizes Significant Filing Fee Increases

By |2021-05-10T10:01:42-04:00September 14th, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

Starting October 2, 2020, Fee increases will go way up for U.S. Citizenship, Green Card & many more applications. As we informed on our August 3, 2020, post, many of the applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020, will have substantially higher fees than before. Delaying your applications till October 2, 2020, could cost [...]

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES

By |2021-05-10T10:06:58-04:00September 14th, 2020|COVID-19, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

H-1B VISA DENIALS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR COMPANIES U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues H-1B visa denials, including for high-skilled foreign nationals sponsored by many of the best companies in the world, according to a new analysis. The overall trend for businesses under the Trump administration is to make life more difficult for companies [...]

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Birthright Citizenship and Kamala Harris

By |2021-05-10T10:12:53-04:00August 19th, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies, Trump|

People born in the United States are American citizens, regardless of what President Trump claims. Birthright citizenship—enshrined by the Fourteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution—guarantees it. Trump recently suggested to the contrary after a Newsweek column erroneously argued that vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris was not a “natural born citizen.” The assertion that Senator Harris is ineligible for [...]

Tech Giants Back Legal Challenge to Trump’s Foreign Workers Ban

By |2021-05-10T10:20:03-04:00August 12th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

Top U.S. tech firms, including Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc, filed a legal brief on Monday, backing a challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary ban on the entry of certain foreign workers to preserve jobs for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. In brief, filed in a lawsuit brought in California by major U.S. business [...]

Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2021-05-10T10:33:58-04:00August 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump|

A Manhattan federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules. An injunction issued against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents DHS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the “public charge” rule for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response [...]

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