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Summary of National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamation 10052 for H-1B and L-1 Visa Applicants

On June 22, President Trump took aggressive action impacting a wide group of temporary foreign national workers. In Presidential Proclamation 10052, President Trump suspended the entry of certain temporary workers who are outside the United States and not in possession of a valid visa from seeking admission to the United States through Dec. 31. As … Continue Reading

Ahead of 2020 Election, New York City Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin and Immigration Status Discrimination

Immigration has been at the forefront of news reports and court cases recently, and has already proven to be a hot button issue for the 2020 election candidates to debate. As we move closer to the election, such political conversation may find its way into the office. If it does, employers should ensure that they … Continue Reading

USCIS Publishes Long-Awaited High-Skilled Immigration Rule

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published its long-awaited “High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” regulation today, Nov. 18, 2016. This regulation was proposed on Dec. 31, 2015. It will become effective 60 days from today (on Jan. 17, 2017). Among other things, the regulation does the following: – It creates a 60-day grace period … Continue Reading

Powerball for H-1B Visas

Lottery mania has been sweeping the nation as Powerball winnings exceeded $1 billion for the first time. For highly skilled foreign nationals and the employers who desire to employ them, a different kind of lottery mania is mounting in advance of April 1, 2016, when the H-1B visa filing window opens for fiscal year 2017. … Continue Reading

North Carolina Joins Growing List of States Mandating Employer Use of Federal E-Verify System

In light of growing dissatisfaction with the federal immigration system, various states have taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to limit employment of unauthorized aliens.  Though this tactic is controversial, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld one such statute in Arizona.   North Carolina has joined the fray, and on July 1, 2013, … Continue Reading
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