Anne Walsh

Anne is a Partner with Global Immigration Associates. In this role, she provides counsel for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations and their foreign national employees. Anne’s practice focuses on obtaining visas and employment-based green cards in all categories; immigration compliance arising from corporate changes, such as reorganizations and restructuring; and office relocations and company immigration policies and best practices. She also has extensive experience preparing and reviewing business immigration filings, requests for further evidence and appeals, and in researching and analyzing immigration statutes, policy and procedure. Anne works with clients in several industries, including software, cloud technology, manufacturing and electronics. In addition to her employment-based practice, Anne provides counsel for individuals pursuing visas and green cards through family relationships.

  • State Department Takes Steps to Reduce Delays and Backlogs

    State Department Takes Steps to Reduce Delays and Backlogs

    The U.S. State Department (DOS) announced it is continuing to take new steps for foreign nationals seeking entry into the U.S.

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  • DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine

    DHS has announced that Ukraine has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on account of the Russian military invasion.

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  • USCIS Reaches FY 2022 H-1B Cap

    USCIS Reaches FY 2022 H-1B Cap

    USCIS reached the FY 2022 H-1B cap, as announced on Feb. 28, 2022. USCIS conducted three lotteries in FY 2022, but it will not conduct a fourth lottery.

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  • USCIS Announces FY 2023 H-1B Cap Registration to Start March 1, 2022

    USCIS Announces FY 2023 H-1B Cap Registration to Start March 1, 2022

    USCIS announced that the registration period for the FY 2023 H-1B cap season will begin at 12:00 PM EST on March 1, 2022, and end at 12:00 PM EST on March 18, 2022.

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  • Updated: U.S. Imposes New Travel Restrictions Due to Emerging Omicron COVID Variant

    Updated: U.S. Imposes New Travel Restrictions Due to Emerging Omicron COVID Variant

    A new travel restriction bars most foreign nationals from entry into the U.S. if they have been physically present in South Africa or seven other southern African countries in the past 14 days.

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  • January 2022 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    January 2022 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    The State Department has released the January 2022 Visa Bulletin, which will use the Dates for Filing Chart for employment-based categories.

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  • [Update] Diversity Visa Lottery for FY 2023 Now Open

    [Update] Diversity Visa Lottery for FY 2023 Now Open

    The State Department has announced that registration has opened for the 2023 Diversity Visa lottery.

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  • Federal Judge Orders Visa Processing to Continue During Travel Bans

    Federal Judge Orders Visa Processing to Continue During Travel Bans

    The State Department must continue processing visas for eligible travelers while COVID-related travel bans are in effect

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  • Updated: Fully Vaccinated Travelers May Enter the U.S. November 8

    Updated: Fully Vaccinated Travelers May Enter the U.S. November 8

    The Biden administration will announce that fully vaccinated visa holders may enter the U.S. starting in November regardless of origin.

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  • Federal Judge Sets Aside H-1B Lottery Prioritization Rule

    Federal Judge Sets Aside H-1B Lottery Prioritization Rule

    On Sept. 15, 2021, a federal judge set aside a regulation that was scheduled to replace the current H-1B wage-based selection process.

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  • October 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department 

    October 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department 

    The State Department has released the October 2021 Visa Bulletin, which will use the Dates for Filing Chart.

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  • September 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    September 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    The State Department has released the September 2021 Visa Bulletin, which brings advancement in multiple employment-based categories.

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  • August 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    August 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    The State Department has released the August 2021 Visa Bulletin, which brings advancement in multiple employment-based categories.

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  • State Department Extends National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) Granted to Travelers Subject to COVID-19 Country Restrictions

    State Department Extends National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) Granted to Travelers Subject to COVID-19 Country Restrictions

    DOS announced NIEs granted in the past year are automatically extended for 12 months from date of approval and for multiple entries to the U.S. when used for the purpose for which they were granted.

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  • USCIS to Permit Resubmission of Certain FY 2021 H-1B Petitions Rejected Due to Start Date

    USCIS to Permit Resubmission of Certain FY 2021 H-1B Petitions Rejected Due to Start Date

    Starting June 23, 2021, USCIS will accept resubmissions for FY 2021 H-1B cap subject petitions that were closed or rejected because the requested start date was later than Oct. 1, 2020.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against TPS as an Admission for Adjustment of Status

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against TPS as an Admission for Adjustment of Status

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individuals who entered the U.S. without permission cannot obtain status as permanent residents from within the U.S. through the TPS program.

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  • USCIS Updates COVID-19 Visitor Policy for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

    USCIS Updates COVID-19 Visitor Policy for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

    USCIS has updated its COVID-19 policy for in-person visitors.

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  • State Department and CBP Ease Passport Requirements for Returning U.S. Citizens

    State Department and CBP Ease Passport Requirements for Returning U.S. Citizens

    The U.S. State Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have announced that certain U.S. citizens may return to the country using expired passports.

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  • June 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    June 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    The State Department has released the June 2021 Visa Bulletin, which brings advancement in multiple employment-based categories.

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  • DHS Removes Vacated H-1B Rule from the Code of Federal Regulations

    DHS Removes Vacated H-1B Rule from the Code of Federal Regulations

    The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule in the Federal Register that removes an interim final rule.

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