Blog Posts in January, 2019

  • Final Rule Effective Beginning April 1, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption. The final rule reverses the order by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B regular cap and the advanced degree exemption, and it introduces an ...
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  • Immigration Policy Changes Affecting Legal Immigrants in 2019

    The Trump administration in 2018 focused on finding ways to curtail legal immigration and increase the powers of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enforce immigration laws. Although there are some updates and changes which have a negative impact on foreigners, others provide significant help. Immigrants will be affected by the following changes and updates in U.S. immigration law: ...
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  • Does the Government Shutdown Affect Immigration Matters?

    There are has been an enormous amount of concern and confusion surrounding the current government shutdown, especially those who are federal employees or receive federal subsidies. While the main issue for the shutdown is immigration , specifically building a “steel wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border, most immigration processes remain ongoing. The following blog post answers the most frequently asked ...
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