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Klasko
The Department of State has suspended visa services in Haiti. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has suspended routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments until further notice.
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Greenberg Traurig, LLP
On May 8, 2024, the U.S. State Department posted the June 2024 visa bulletin. The Dates for Filing Chart for June 2024, as shown below
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The June 2024 Visa Bulletin shows no forward movement in employment-based preference categories, but retrogression could occur soon, according to the U.S. Department of State.
Fakhoury Global Immigration
The Program Electronic Review Management system, which is the first step for obtaining a green card, requires that U.S. employers undergo a labor market test before a position can be offered...
Klasko
Employers are now experiencing thirteen-month processing times for PERM applications (Form ETA 9089), which is the first stage of most employer-sponsored green card processes.
Klasko
The Department of State has published the Visa Bulletin for June 2024. A quick glance at the Employment-Based Immigration Chart A (Final Action Date) shows minimal movement...
Jackson Lewis
It is not unusual for employers to require foreign employees to sign repayment agreements that require the employee to repay some or all required immigration process costs if the employee...
Jackson Lewis
Since 2004, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been working on improving the systems used to document the entries and exits of nonimmigrants...
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Please join GT Shareholders Kate Kalmykov, Erez Tucner, and Cynthia Marian for the next lunch-and-learn.
Fakhoury Global Immigration
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published a 60-day notice in the Federal Registerannouncing its intent to extend the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released new data confirming a significant decrease in the number of H-1B registrations...
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
The Supreme Court has denied Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc.'s Jan. 25, 2024, petition for certiorari in Visa Inc., et al. v. National ATM Council, Inc., et al., rejecting the request that the Court...
Klasko
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a significant update for Palestinians in the United States, as detailed in a recent Federal Register notice. Effective immediately, Palestinians.
Klasko
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced new audit measures under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, affecting all designated regional centers. Under the 2022 law.
Klasko
The Department of State's Visa Bulletin for May 2024 notes that H.R. 2882, signed into law on March 23, 2024, extended the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) category until September 30, 2024.
Klasko
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on April 17, 2024, that it secured a settlement agreement with Washington University, a private university headquartered in St. Louis.
Klasko
The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency issued notices providing work authorization for certain Ethiopian and Palestinian students in lawful F-1 nonimmigrant status.
Klasko
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its fee schedule for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker—H-1B and H-1B1 Petitions, to reflect the additional required fees for online filings.
European Union
Fragomen
Embarking on multi-month European tours spanning various countries and countless concerts poses a significant challenge for American artists and their touring entourages.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
For many highly skilled international workers, securing an H-1B visa in the United States can be elusive. With this year's lottery results announced, employers find themselves...
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