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  • USCIS  Prohibits Power of Attorney

    USCIS Prohibits Power of Attorney

    A new policy memorandum released on February 16 by USCIS prohibits power of attorney beginning Sunday, March 18. Once implemented, employers can no longer authorize outside counsel to sign...

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  • India’s New E-Services for Immigration Filing

    India’s New E-Services for Immigration Filing

    India’s Bureau of Immigration recently announced its launch of electronic services on February 12, 2018 for in-country registrations, visa extensions, residential permits and other services....

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  • TSS Visa to Replace Australia’s 457 Visa in March

    TSS Visa to Replace Australia’s 457 Visa in March

    Effective in March 2018, Australia’s current temporary skilled worker program, the 457 visa, will be completely abolished and replaced by the brand new Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS visa)....

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  • Trump Establishes New Immigration Vetting Center

    Trump Establishes New Immigration Vetting Center

    Get details about Trump's Presidential Memorandum ordering the establishment of a national immigration vetting center, signed February 6, 2018.

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  • H-1B Visa Filing and Premium Processing Update

    H-1B Visa Filing and Premium Processing Update

    Learn about the recent H-1B visa filing and premium processing update from a recent announcement from USCIS to the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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  • I-Squared Bill Proposes Increasing H-1B Cap to 195,000

    I-Squared Bill Proposes Increasing H-1B Cap to 195,000

    Last week, Senators Orrin Hatch and Jeff Flake re-introduced I-Squared, a bill proposing changes to the popular H-1B visa program, to the Senate.

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  • Government Shutdown in Effect, Starting January 20

    Government Shutdown in Effect, Starting January 20

    Read about the government shutdown in December 2017, what it means for U.S. immigration processes and your visa applications.

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  • Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Trump’s Travel Ban

    Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Trump’s Travel Ban

    Learn about the latest news about the Supreme Court's impending decision on Trump's travel ban and how it is impacting businesses and employees.

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  • DHS Announces Changes to Visa Waiver Program and Expansion of ESTA

    DHS Announces Changes to Visa Waiver Program and Expansion of ESTA

    Information on the most recent changes to the visa waiver program by the department of homeland security, and how it could impact global organizations.

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  • February 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin

    February 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin

    Find out the filing dates for family-based visas and employment-based visas from the recently released February 2018 USCIS visa bulletin.

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  • Federal Judge Temporarily Saves Part of DACA Program

    Federal Judge Temporarily Saves Part of DACA Program

    Read about the recent ruling by a Federal judge ordering the restoration of parts of DACA program that the Trump administration rescinded in September 2017.

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  • FAQs: DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program

    FAQs: DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program

    Here are answers to common questions we’ve received surrounding the McClatchy article, “DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program.”

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  • Could some H-1B Visa Extensions Disappear?

    Could some H-1B Visa Extensions Disappear?

    Recent reports indicate DHS's intent to take away H-1B visa extensions beyond the six-year limit for foreign nationals with pending green card applications.

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  • The Massive Undercurrent of Changes in Immigration

    The Massive Undercurrent of Changes in Immigration

    Start out the new year with a birds eye look at the changes in immigration over the past year, without any actual policy needed.

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  • New Immigration Regulations for 2018

    New Immigration Regulations for 2018

    Read about the new immigration regulations from USCIS for 2018 from the Trump administration’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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  • January 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin

    January 2018 USCIS Visa Bulletin

    Find out the filing dates for family-based visas and employment-based visas from the recently released January 2018 USCIS visa bulletin.

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  • Brexit Withdrawal Agreement reached between the UK and EU

    Brexit Withdrawal Agreement reached between the UK and EU

    Read about the recent Brexit withdrawal agreement made between UK and EU officials and what it could mean for EU nationals.

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  • Technical Issues Causing Visa Delays

    Technical Issues Causing Visa Delays

    Certain consulates around the world are experiencing technical issues with their visa systems, resulting in visa delays and passport issuance.

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  • U.S. Top Court Allows Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Into Full Effect

    U.S. Top Court Allows Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Into Full Effect

    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect despite legal challenges in lower courts.

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  • AILA Reports Increased Administrative Processing for Petition-Based Cases

    AILA Reports Increased Administrative Processing for Petition-Based Cases

    Recent information published by AILA indicates that there has been an increase in reports of petition-based cases put into Administrative Processing.

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