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Immigration Alert: The Trump Effect

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the next President of the United States.  Throughout his campaign President-Elect Trump railed against our country’s current immigration policies and promised radical changes – including swift deportation of those who

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New STEM OPT Extension Rules Go into Effect on May 10, 2016

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security ( (“DHS”) published a final rule that significantly revises portions of the work authorization process for F-1 students.  The new rule, which will go into effect on May 10, 2016, addresses

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2017 H-1B Cap to Open on April 1

Given improving economic conditions and increased hiring, we anticipate that demand for the limited number of H-1B visas will again this year vastly exceed supply. Last April, over 234,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions were filed with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration

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F-1 Students Working under Optional Practical Training Given a Temporary Reprieve

F-1 students whose OPT are due to expire before May 10, 2016 – and their employers – can breathe a temporary sigh of relief thanks to a recent ruling by the Federal District staying the vacatur of the U.S. Department

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