Ian Love

Ian is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates. His practice focuses on immigrant and nonimmigrant matters for companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.

  • PERM and New Equal Pay Transparency Laws

    PERM and New Equal Pay Transparency Laws

    Due to Equal Pay Transparency laws enacted in many state and local jurisdictions, companies across the U.S. may face changes to their Permanent Labor Certification Programs (PERMs).

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  • Loss of Educational Accrediting Agency Recognition Will Impact Certain Immigration Benefits

    Loss of Educational Accrediting Agency Recognition Will Impact Certain Immigration Benefits

    On August 19, 2022, the DOE announced that effective immediately, it would no longer recognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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  • DHS Issues Final Rule to Preserve and Fortify DACA Policy

    DHS Issues Final Rule to Preserve and Fortify DACA Policy

    On Aug. 30, 2022, DHS issued a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

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  • USCIS to Transfer Some FY 2023 H-1B Cap Petitions to the California Service Center

    USCIS to Transfer Some FY 2023 H-1B Cap Petitions to the California Service Center

    USCIS has announced  that it will transfer some FY 2023 H-1B cap-subject petitions to the California Service Center from the Vermont Service Center for processing.

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  • USCIS Announces Longer Automatic Extension for Eligible EAD Renewals

    USCIS Announces Longer Automatic Extension for Eligible EAD Renewals

    On May 4, 2022, USCIS will increase the automatic extension period for eligible Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) from 180 days to 540 days.

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  • USCIS Announces Plan Expanding Premium Processing and Enhancing Internal Efficiency

    USCIS Announces Plan Expanding Premium Processing and Enhancing Internal Efficiency

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a plan to improve efficiency and reduce immigration system burdens in the agency that have led to severe application processing backlogs.

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  • DHS Expands STEM Program to Add More Fields of Study

    DHS Expands STEM Program to Add More Fields of Study

    DHS has published a notice in the Federal Register on Jan. 21, 2022 that adds 22 new qualifying fields of study to the STEM program.

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  • State Department Exempts Some Immigrant Visa Applicants from Fees

    State Department Exempts Some Immigrant Visa Applicants from Fees

    On Jan. 19, 2021, the State Department issued a final rule that exempts some immigrant visa applicants from paying visa application fees.

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  • State Department Issues February 2022 Visa Bulletin

    State Department Issues February 2022 Visa Bulletin

    The State Department has released the February 2022 Visa Bulletin, which will use either the Final Action Dates or the Dates for Filing chart based on USCIS's decision.

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  • State Department Proposes Fee Increases for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas and J-Waiver Fee

    State Department Proposes Fee Increases for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas and J-Waiver Fee

    The State Department has published a proposed rule to increase application processing fees for various visa applications at U.S. consulates around the world.

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  • DOS and DHS Waive Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

    DOS and DHS Waive Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

    DOS and DHS will waive the in-person interview requirement for some nonimmigrant visa applicants through 2022.

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  • [UPDATED] USCIS Waives 60-Day Signature Rule for Form I-693 Medical Exam

    [UPDATED] USCIS Waives 60-Day Signature Rule for Form I-693 Medical Exam

    USCIS is temporarily waiving a requirement that Form I-693 must be signed by the civil surgeon performing the examination no more than 60 days before an applicant applies for an immigration benefit.

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  • USCIS Conducts Third Random Selection From FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations

    USCIS Conducts Third Random Selection From FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations

    USCIS has announced a third random selection for H-1B cap registrations. The filing period for petitions will start on November 22, 2021 and end on February 23, 2022.

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  • ICE Updates Guidance for Form I-20 Electronic Signatures and Transmissions

    ICE Updates Guidance for Form I-20 Electronic Signatures and Transmissions

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has updated policy guidance on the use of electronic signatures and transmission for Form I-20.

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  • Delays Updated for Passport Services

    Delays Updated for Passport Services

    The U.S. Department of State has provided updates on delays related to passport services.

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  • November  2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

    November  2021 Visa Bulletin Issued by State Department

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

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  • Biden Administration Orders ICE to Halt Worksite Arrests

    Biden Administration Orders ICE to Halt Worksite Arrests

    This week, the Biden administration ordered an end to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids at worksites that often result in large-scale immigration arrests.

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  • Government Shutdown Looms; Immigration Processes May Be Affected

    Government Shutdown Looms; Immigration Processes May Be Affected

    A stopgap measure or FY2022 spending legislation must pass by Oct. 1, 2021 to avoid the government shutdown.

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  • U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through October 21, 2021

    U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through October 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, the U.S. government will extend existing U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada land border closures through Oct. 21, 2021.

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  • In-Person Interview Waivers Expanded for F, J and M Visa Applicants

    In-Person Interview Waivers Expanded for F, J and M Visa Applicants

    The State Department has expanded an existing policy to waive in-person interviews for visa applicants due to COVID-19. The policy now extends to F, M and academic J applicants.

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