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USCIS proposes regulation to expand biometrics collection

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed a regulation that would significantly expand biometrics collection by the government.

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Important Considerations for U.S. Companies Employing Workers Abroad

A U.S. employer has filed an H-1B visa petition for a new employee who is currently living outside of the U.S. That petition has been approved by USCIS, but as a result of the Presidential Proclamation banning the issuance of new H-1B visas,

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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests – Update 9-11

USCIS announced on Friday, September 11th, that they were extending the flexibilities that they originally announced on March 30th.

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Lawsuit Over H-1B Specialty Occupation Denials Moves Forward

Businesses seeking H-1B visa petitions for market research analysts will be able to pursue their claims that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has “routinely and unlawfully” denied those applications, a federal judge ruled.

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OMB completes review of ICE rule on period of stay for students, exchange visitors, media

The Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of a proposed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rule that would set a maximum period of stay for foreign students, exchange visitors and media personnel.

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USCIS Extends Existing COVID-19 Accommodations on RFEs, NOIDs, Appeals and Other Responses Through January 1, 2021

In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is further extending its 60-day deadline extension policy for responses to various agency actions to January 1, 2021. 

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Regulations to Restrict H-1B Visas Almost at the Final Stage

The Department of Homeland security (DHS) is finalizing plans to further restrict H-1B visas. DHS has already sent the new regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review, and it will likely be published in the near future. 

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Trump admin planning new restriction for foreign students

The Trump administration plans to propose a rule in the coming weeks to make international students request visa extensions after two or four years of study, administration officials tell Axios. 

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DOJ Tells Judge No Evidence Is Needed To Justify Visa Ban

 President Donald Trump did not need to back up his assertion that foreign workers hurt the U.S. labor market when he suspended work visas by fiat, a government lawyer argued in California federal court on Friday in the latest test of the executive's powers.

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Incoming international students face struggles amid new ICE policies

When Immigration and Customs Enforcement rescinded their policy barring international students who only take online classes from entering the U.S., Oscar Basuyaux celebrated.

 

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