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The Immigration Law Blog provides updates and analysis of federal immigration law for individuals and companies. Topics include Deferred Action (Acción Diferida para Jóvenes), I-9 audits, H1-B processing, Nexus Frequent Travel Requirements , immigrant visas and more. 

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DACA Rescinded: Help us Members of Congress - You Are Our Only Hope! - September 5, 2017

President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program today, September 5, 2017. The program, originally put into place on June 15, 2012, gave people who had entered the U.S. as children and satisfied certain qualifications the ability to work in the U.S. in return for registering with the government. Read More »


USCIS to Interview Most "Green Card" Applicants: Expect Delays - August 29, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has announced that effective October 1, 2017, applicants for "adjustment of status" (the last step in the "green card" process) based on employment sponsorship and for refugee/asylee relatives will be interviewed in all cases. Read More »


Change in Government Process for "Advance Parole" Travel - August 25, 2017

Alert for those in H-1B, H-4, L-1 or L-2 status and applying for "adjustment of status" in the United States. Read More »


President Trump's Proposed Immigration Bill is a Radical Shift - August 22, 2017

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Another New I-9 Form Becomes Mandatory September 18, 2017 - July 14, 2017

It was only six months ago that the new fillable I-9 for went into effect, but just this week (July 17, 2017) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service published a new version, deleting the November 16, 2016, version from its website. Read More »


Travel Ban 3.0 - June 27, 2017

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of the injunction on the Executive Order known as the "travel ban," in its October session. Six Justices signed an order retaining in part and revoking in part the current injunction until a final decision is reached. Three dissenting Justices said they would have completely revoked the injunction. Read More »


How to Prepare for a Visit from ICE - April 21, 2017

With immigration in the news now more than ever, and a national shift in enforcement strategy by the Trump Administration, it is important to prepare your staff for a visit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. ICE is now more likely to pick up targeted persons at the worksite, and we expect that more worksite enforcement will soon follow, even for those who are doing their best to check for valid documents. Read More »


Trump Administration Takes Aim at H-1Bs - April 6, 2017

Besides the wall, another immigration-related theme made a frequent appearance in the presidential campaign: the H-1B visa. This program allows foreign nationals with a bachelor's degree or higher (or the equivalent in education and/or work experience) to perform "specialty occupations." Specialty occupations are those requiring at least a bachelor's degree in a particular field as the minimum qualification. This relatively small program has drawn out-sized attention over the years, but nothing like its recent fame. Read More »


Travel Ban Suspended by Hawaii Federal Court - March 15, 2017

The executive order commonly known as the "travel ban" is on hold again. Read More »


Travel Ban Reinstated - March 6, 2017

Today the White House released the promised updated "travel ban" Executive Order ("Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States"). The original Executive Order was enjoined by a federal court on February 9, 2017. Read More »


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