H-1B visa rule change sparks fear of skilled-worker shortage

By David A. Arnott The Trump administration has suspended expedited processing of H-1B visa applications, starting April 3, saying the move could last as long as six months. Under current rules, applications for H-1B visas, which are intended for skilled foreign workers and are...

New Executive Order Significantly Modifies Previous Travel Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order replacing the original order signed on January 27, 2017, which temporarily banned travel to the United States by foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In litigation challenging...

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Excludes Iraqis

By GLENN THRUSH WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday signed a revised version of his executive order banning migrants from predominantly Muslim nations, removing citizens from Iraq from the original travel embargo and scrapping a provision that explicitly protected religious...

Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions Beginning April 3, 2017

Late Friday afternoon the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced that beginning April 3, 2017 premium processing will be suspended for all H-1B petitions. Premium Processing is a filing option for certain immigration petitions that allows the case to be...
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