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Executive Order Increases Scrutiny on Federal Contractors and H-1B Workers

On August 3, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order requiring federal agencies to review the use of foreign temporary workers and overseas offshoring practices by federal contractors and subcontractors.

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USCIS To Increase Filing Fees While The Latest Executive Order Demands H-1B Compliance

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration continues to install stringent measures that will impact employers hiring foreign national temporary workers.

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H-1B Visas And Trump’s Next ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration Plan

Donald Trump is expected to take at least one more significant action on immigration before the November election. 

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ICE barriers for new international students will hurt Pennsylvania’s economy | Opinion

The news itself is no longer new. A July 24 notification from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office clarified that while current international students can take all their classes online this fall,

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Should I file I-944 with I-485?

After the Public Charge rule has been enjoined by a New York federal court on July 29, 2020, many applicants for I-485 adjustment of status wonder if they should submit the I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency) with their I-485 applications.  

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ICE to bar new, initial students at fully online universities this fall

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued clarifying questions for fall 2020 students, announcing that new and initial students on F and M visas will not be permitted to enter the United States if they attend universities that only offer online courses this fall. 

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Court orders USCIS to print employment authorization documents

A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for delays in printing employment authorization documents (EADs).

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Executive Order Sets Stage for Restrictions on Government Contractor Visas and Offshoring (US)

On August 3, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order (“Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers” hereafter “Executive Order”) calling for a broad review of the government’s use of visa holders and outsourcing across its extensive government contracting networks.

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International students relieved at ICE reversal, desire more guidance from Brown

Khushi Agrawal ’23, a student from India, had never felt like an outsider in the United States before.

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New Executive Order Requires Review of H-1B Use

As we move closer to the November election, legal immigration continues to be in the spotlight. Today, President Trump issued an Executive Order regarding H-1Bs at federal agencies.

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