Blog Posts in March, 2018

  • USCIS Removes "Nation of Immigrants" from Its Mission Statement

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency responsible for granting citizenship to those in the process of becoming Americans, is removing a passage from its mission statement which refers to the United States as a “nation of immigrants.” The agency’s new statement as it appears on their website reads: “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the ...
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  • Federal Government Sues California Over Immigration Laws

    Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced that it will target three California laws it argues interfere with federal immigration enforcement, thus filing a lawsuit in federal court against state officials. This morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched a vociferous defense of the administration’s legal challenge. "There is no nullification; there is no secession," Sessions said in a ...
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  • USCIS Issues New Policy Memorandum Regarding Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites

    USCIS recently issued a new policy memorandum entitled “Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites”. This memorandum summarized the primary requirements for establishing eligibility for an H-1B petition involving a third-party worksite, or end-client worksite, namely: The beneficiary will be employed in a specialty occupation and The employer will ...
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