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The Effect of the Government Shut Down on Immigration Matters

By Grant Godfrey and Donald Parker Like the proverbial needle that is playing a broken record, we are again in a situation where Congress has waited until the last minute to try to pass a stopgap spending bill that will

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H-1B Rumors: Proposed Change to Post-6th Year Extension Rules

By Donald Parker and Grant Godfrey On December 30, 2017, the McClatchy DC Bureau news service reported that according to two sources in the Trump Administration, the Administration is investigating whether it can limit the current rules which allow post-6th

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Trump Administration Takes Aim at H-4 EADs

At this time, no specific rule has been proposed, however, this is a strong indicator that one will be forthcoming and that H-4 EADs will eventually be taken away.

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Trump Administration Quietly Changes 25-Year-Old Rules Related To Misrepresentations

In September and October of 2017, the State Department quietly changed the rules that consular officers must follow when determining whether a foreign national has made a misrepresentation of a material fact.

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The Rescission of the DACA Program

On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program will be ending. DACA was put in place by the Obama Administration in June of 2012. It provided a period of deferred action from

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Portions of President Trump’s Travel Ban

The Supreme Court’s Order also defines what it means by a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Petitions Beginning on April 3, 2017

US Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced late last week that beginning on Monday, April 3, 2017, and continuing for a period of up to 6 months, it will not accept any new Premium Processing requests for a pending or

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