Immigration Blog

Our immigration blog brings you the latest trends, policy, and news in immigration.

  • Judges Stop Public Charge Rule From Going Into Effect

    Judges Stop Public Charge Rule From Going Into Effect

    The 'public charge' rule was blocked by three separate judges on Friday, Oct. 11— days before it was set to be implemented.

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  • Talent Acquisition Trends To Watch This Year: Q&A With Lindsay Dagiantis

    Talent Acquisition Trends To Watch This Year: Q&A With Lindsay Dagiantis

    Artificial Intelligence. The gig economy. Personalization. We sat down with Envoy Global’s Vice President of Human Resources Lindsay Dagiantis to learn how these trends will shape talent acquisition.

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  • The Do's and Don’ts of a Flawless Onboarding Experience For Foreign Talent

    The Do's and Don’ts of a Flawless Onboarding Experience For Foreign Talent

    Foreign talent is an investment in your workforce, and going the extra mile to ensure that employees are well-settled can help retain talent for the long-term.

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  • OFLC Discloses Schedule for LCA Electronic Filing

    OFLC Discloses Schedule for LCA Electronic Filing

    OFLC has released the schedule for its forthcoming implementation of the new FLAG system for the Labor Condition Application program.

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  • The Building Blocks of A Stellar Immigration Program

    The Building Blocks of A Stellar Immigration Program

    Recruiters are making immigration a part of their larger talent acquisition strategy to fill roles faster and more effectively. Consider these four building blocks for your immigration program.

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  • H-1B Petitioners May Have To Pay New Fee, According To Proposed Rule

    H-1B Petitioners May Have To Pay New Fee, According To Proposed Rule

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has filed a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B visa petitions to pay a small electronic registration fee.

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  • Envoy’s Global Talent Symposium Comes to New York City This November

    Envoy’s Global Talent Symposium Comes to New York City This November

    GTS brings together business, public policy and human resources thought leaders from around the country to discuss global talent strategy and the future of work.

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  • Envoy Global Chosen as Finalist for ITA CityLIGHTS Awards

    Envoy Global Chosen as Finalist for ITA CityLIGHTS Awards

    Envoy Global, the technology leader in global immigration and workforce mobility, was recently selected as a finalist for the Illinois Technology Association’s 20th annual CityLIGHTS Awards.

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  • Form I-539 Is No Longer Eligible For "Courtesy" Premium Processing

    Form I-539 Is No Longer Eligible For "Courtesy" Premium Processing

    USCIS has indicated that will no longer offer courtesy premium processing to I-539 applications.

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  • Bipartisan Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Passes House

    Bipartisan Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act Passes House

    The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act in a bipartisan manner.

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  • USCIS Seeks To Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485

    USCIS Seeks To Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485

    In an effort to decrease processing times for Form N-400 and Form I-485, USCIS is implementing an updated interview process for these applications.

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  • International Field Offices Will Stop Accepting Form I-407

    International Field Offices Will Stop Accepting Form I-407

    USCIS announced that starting July 1, international field offices will not accept Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status by mail or in person.

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  • New Zealand Nationals Eligible for E-1 and E-2 Nonimmigrant Classifications

    Starting June 10, 2019, certain New Zealand nationals can request a change of status to the E-1 nonimmigrant trader classification or the E-2 nonimmigrant investor classification.

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  • Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS

    June 10, 2019, marked the first day for the new head of USCIS acting director, Ken Cuccinelli.

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  • 3 Takeaways From Updated USCIS RFE Rates

    3 Takeaways From Updated USCIS RFE Rates

    After consulting with our affiliated law firm, GIA, we’ve identified three takeaways from the latest USCIS data release.

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  • USCIS Will Start Rejecting Form I-129 That Are Missing Name or Address

    USCIS Will Start Rejecting Form I-129 That Are Missing Name or Address

    USCIS will start rejecting Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker if the petitions don’t include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address.

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  • USCIS Will Resume Premium Processing For Remaining Cap Subject Petitions on June 10

    USCIS Will Resume Premium Processing For Remaining Cap Subject Petitions on June 10

    USCIS announced it will resume premium processing for all remaining FY 2020 H-1B visa petitions.

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  • Visa Applicants Must Now Provide Social Media Information

    Visa Applicants Must Now Provide Social Media Information

    All visa applicants must now submit their social media usernames after a recent U.S. Department of State policy update.

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  • President Trump Unveils Immigration Plan Emphasizing High-Skilled Workers

    President Trump Unveils Immigration Plan Emphasizing High-Skilled Workers

    On May 16, 2019, President Donald Trump unveiled his plans to overhaul the U.S. immigration system.

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  • Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Issued, Enjoining USCIS Memo

    Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Issued, Enjoining USCIS Memo

    Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Issued, enjoining USCIS memo Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants.

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