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Biometrics Requirements Suspended for All H-4 and L-2 Applications

USCIS has announced that they will suspend biometrics requirements for all H-4 and L-2 nonimmigrants beginning on May 17, 2021. The suspension of biometrics is intended to help USCIS to aggressively address the backlog of Form I-539 and Form-I765 filings

Posted in Immigration Law

The India Travel Ban Proclamation

On April 30, 2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019, which bars entry to United States for foreign national travelers who

Posted in Immigration Law

Post-H-1B Lottery Webinar Materials

In case you missed it: On May 4, Parker Gallini hosted a webinar to discuss the immigration landscape following the FY 2022 H-1B lottery. Our webinar covered immigration alternatives for foreign national employees not selected in the lottery, including the

Posted in Immigration Law

Immigration Quick Takes — April 2021

1. Fiscal Year 2022 H-1B Cap Lottery Summary  USCIS announced on March 30th that they had received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap and had notified all prospective petitioners with

Posted in Immigration Law

The People Strike Back: USCIS Sued Over “Extraordinary Processing Delays” for H-4 / 
L-2 Extensions and EADs

Frustrated by lengthy delays that can run for 18 months or more, on March 22, 2021 the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) to force the government agency

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DOL Further Delays Implementation of Prevailing Wage Rules Impacting Immigration

In the last days of the Trump administration, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule entitled “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States,” scheduling the rule to take

Posted in Immigration Law

Post-H-1B Lottery Webinar: Tuesday, May 4

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Please join us for a webinar to discuss the post H-1B cap lottery landscape and the impact of the latest immigration policy developments on your workers and your business. Time: 11:00 a.m. for approximately 1

Posted in Immigration Law

H-1B Visa Lottery

Each year, approximately 85,000 new H-1B visas become available to US employers seeking to sponsor foreign national workers in “specialty occupation” positions across all industries. These new H-1B visas go into effect annually at the start of the federal government’s

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Travel and Visa Application Bans and the Current State of National Interest Exception Waivers

Beginning in February of 2020, then President Trump, issued several Proclamations that banned foreign nationals from entering the United States from certain countries with high rates of COVID-19 (the “Travel Ban”) unless they quarantined in a third country not subject

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Immigrant Visa Ban Revoked

On February 24th, President Biden revoked Presidential Proclamation 10014, which suspended the entry of Immigrants and, by extension, the issuance of Immigrant Visas at US Consulates and Embassies worldwide. By Proclamation, President Biden confirmed that the prolonged suspension of immigration

Posted in Immigration Law

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