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  • Article: Why Is the U.S. Denying Detained Border-Crossers Flu Shots? By Kristie De Peña

    Why Is the U.S. Denying Detained Border-Crossers Flu Shots? by Kristie De Peña Guatemalan Lesbia Garcia, friend of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, the sixteen-year-old migrant who died in May in immigration custody in Texas, visits the cemetery where his is buried in San Jose El Rodeo village, in the municipality of Cubulco, Baja Verapaz Department, northwest of Guatemala City, on December 7, 2019. - Seven months after the death of Carlos under the custody of the U...
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  • Article: To the Chagrin of CBP By Eugene Goldstein

    Article: To the Chagrin of CBP By Eugene Goldstein

    To the Chagrin of CBP by Eugene Goldstein On November 25, ICE Posted: “Social Media Spreading Misinformation Concerning Alleged Ice Activity”. ICE stated: “A statement posted to social media, Nov. 23, is a prime example of the reckless, irresponsible misinformation that continues to mislead the public concerning the mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).” The purported incident occurred in Redmond, Washington on November 23 and mentioned that an I...
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  • Article: Filing under the FY 2021 H-1B Cap; How will H-1B Registration Work? By Cora-Ann Pestaina

    Filing under the FY 2021 H-1B Cap; How will H-1B Registration Work? by Cora-Ann Pestaina It’s the year 2020! We celebrate the start of a new decade and are hopeful for good things to come. Will the upcoming H-1B cap season be one of those good things? All we know for sure is that it will be different. Preparing for the cap season can be stressful but we recognize the stressors and, through trial and error, we have developed various coping strategies and mechanisms. But this year, we...
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  • Article: California court of appeal: Orange County Beach City Cannot Opt Out of California Sanctuary State Law By Kevin Johnson

    California court of appeal: Orange County Beach City Cannot Opt Out of California Sanctuary State Law by Kevin Johnson California is a self-declared "sanctuary" state.  However, not every city in the Golden State was inclined to be sanctuaries.  Yesterday,  the the California Fourth District Court of Appeal overturned an Orange County Superior Court judge’s ruling siding with Huntington Beach in its lawsuit challenging Califo...
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  • Article: 4 Ways USCIS’ Proposed Fee Increase Fails to Solve the Agency’s Problems By Melissa Cruz

    4 Ways USCIS’ Proposed Fee Increase Fails to Solve the Agency’s Problems by Melissa Cruz U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) recent proposal to increase most of their fees has been met with strong opposition. The proposal drew widespread attention, garnering nearly 10,000 comments. The agency claims the new fees will help reduce the growing application backlog. Yet the agency offers no solution as to how that will be achiev...
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  • Article: Its Official Now: USCIS Issues Notice Of Implementation Of H-1B Registration Process For FY2021 By Rabindra Singh

    Its Official Now: USCIS Issues Notice Of Implementation Of H-1B Registration Process For FY2021 by Rabindra Singh U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today the implementation of the H–1B registration process for H–1B cap-subject petitions. Here are important takeaways:The initial H–1B petition registration period will begin on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  USCIS intends to close the initial registration period on Friday, March 20, 2020, and will announce the actual ...
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  • Article: EB-5: 2020 and Beyond By H. Ronald Klasko

    Article: EB-5: 2020 and Beyond By H. Ronald Klasko

    EB-5: 2020 and Beyond by H. Ronald Klasko The EB-5 program is undergoing the most significant changes in over 10 years – maybe ever. The changes are driven primarily by the new regulation increasing investment amounts and significantly restricting the geographical areas that qualify as “targeted employment areas”.  Secondarily, the lengthy quota backlogs in the three most prolific EB-5 countries, as well as the unprecedented USCIS processing delays, all combine to make th...
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  • Article: Comprehensive Regulatory Change to Employment-Based Immigration in 2020 By Jordan Gonzalez

    Comprehensive Regulatory Change to Employment-Based Immigration in 2020 by Jordan Gonzalez In the employment-based immigration context, the Trump Administration’s vision of compressive immigration reform has become synonymous with “Buy American and Hire American,” a policy hallmarked by restricting access to the “legal” immigration system. So far, the Trump Administration has largely relied upon U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency charged with r...
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  • Article: How to Get Your H-1B Employee on the Job by October 1, 2020 By Sheila Danzig

    How to Get Your H-1B Employee on the Job by October 1, 2020 by Sheila Danzig Employers fear that the new H-1B application process may cause H-1B employees to not be able to begin work on their start date of October 1, 2020, the first day of the fiscal year. This year, significant changes to the H-1B cap-subject application process will go into effect. In years previous, the entire H-1B petition was due the first week of April, and from there a lottery was conducted followed by the ad...
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  • Article: Key Take-Aways from the S386 Durbin-Lee “Compromise” By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

    Key Take-Aways from the S386 Durbin-Lee “Compromise” by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP In mid-December 2019, Senators Durbin (D -IL) and Lee (R-UT) reached a bi-partisan compromise on the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.” This latest piece of immigration reform aims to phase out the per country limits on employment-based immigrant visas (a key step towards a green card). The bill has already passed in the House of ...
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