Davis Brown Immigration Law Blog

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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Remote Worksite: Too Risky for Foreign Workers? - November 20, 2020

With more people working remotely than ever before, U.S. employers need to consider foreign workers’ visa status or risk fines. Read More »

Immigration Law Update: Good News on Fees, Visas, and Premium Processing - October 2, 2020

Fee increase paused, entry ban paused, and expansion of premium processing bring good news to immigrants and employers in October. Read More »

Visa Bulletin Jumps Ahead for October - What is Going On and What Does It Mean for You? - September 25, 2020

The Department of State released the monthly Visa Bulletin showing significantly shorter wait times for many categories of immigrant visas. Read More »

Exceptions to Recent Travel Bans Announced - August 13, 2020

The Department of State updated and expanded its guidance regarding exceptions to the employment-related entry suspensions (travel ban). Read More »

Foreign Workers and Offshoring Practices Targeted by Presidential Executive Order - August 6, 2020

President Trump's order mandates investigations by each federal agency. Read More »

Dos and Don'ts for Foreign Nationals Participating in the U.S. Political Process - June 25, 2020

With the upcoming presidential election and recent events sparking civil unrest, the rate of social and political activism is high, but non-citizens should be aware of the restrictions placed on foreign nationals regarding election-related activities. Read More »

Presidential Proclamation Extends "Green Card" Ban and Bars Entry for H-1B, H-2B, L, and some J Visas - Signals More to Come - June 23, 2020

Effective June 24, President Trump signed a Proclamation suspending U.S. entry to eligible people with certain temporary work visas, their spouses, and children. Read More »

Additional Restrictions on Employment-Based Visas Expected - June 22, 2020

News outlets are reporting that the Trump Administration will issue an expanded entry suspension to prevent individuals holding H-1B and other work-related visas into the United States. Read More »

DACA Lives to See Another Day: Now What? - June 18, 2020

On June 18, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acted improperly when rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More »

Exercising Free Speech Through Social Media and Assembly While Also Protecting Your Immigration Plans - June 5, 2020

Nearly everyone owns a smartphone and most share information on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. For American citizens, clicking "post" or "share" will not impact their status as citizens. However, for non-citizens, pressing a button could potentially jeopardize their immigration plans. Read More »

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