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H-4 EADs: DHS Moves One Step Closer in Its Plan to Rescind H-4 Dependent Spouses from Eligibility for Employment Authorization

By Victoria Morte, Immigration Attorney The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted a proposed rule for review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to rescind H-4 dependent spouses from eligibility for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The

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H-1B Cap Lottery Process: Important Regulatory Changes

By Donald W. Parker, Immigration Attorney On January 31, 2019, the US Department of Homeland Security promulgated a final regulation that makes several important changes in the H-1B lottery process, which we briefly addressed in our recently published alert about

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H-1B Cap Filing Window Still Scheduled to Open April 1

Changes Help Foreign Workers with Advanced U.S. Degrees By Grant Godfrey, Immigration Attorney U.S. Employers continue to struggle to fill highly-skilled positions, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields where well-educated U.S. workers with the required experience

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H-1B Premium Processing Update

USCIS Announces Extension and Expansion of the Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing and an Increase in the Premium Processing Filing Fee

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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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