FY- 2018 H-1B Cap Reached

On April 7, 2017, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the CIS had received enough H-1B petitions to exhaust the 85,000 H-1B quota (which includes 20,000 set aside for U.S. advance degree holders) for Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through...

Homeland Security Announces Steps Against H1B Visa Fraud

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to...

Homeland Security Secretary Doesn’t See Building a Wall Along U.S.-Mexico Border

By Dan Frosch and Laura Meckler Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told members of Congress Wednesday that he doesn’t envision a wall stretching the entire length of the U.S. border with Mexico, and would instead focus on building additional fencing where it was most...

H-1B Rumors and Facts

Since his inauguration, President Trump has focused on a series of initiatives, many of them aimed at various components of U.S. immigration enforcement. Most recently, the administration has issued guidance to address perceived abuses in the H-1B visa program. Additionally, H-4...

The immigration impact of NAFTA withdrawal on mobility between Canada, the US and Mexico

By Robert Loughran The US President Donald Trump appears to be making good, to one degree or another, on his list of campaign promises. It is likely that he will turn again to reviewing the North American Free Trade Agree ment (NAFTA) sooner rather than later. President Trump has...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Visa On Arrival Now Available for All Russian Business Visitors and Indian Business Visitors Who Hold a Valid U.S. Visa or Green Card

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet recently announced significant changes to the country’s entry requirements to the benefit of Russian and Indian business and tourist visitors. Indian citizens who hold a valid United States visa or Lawful Permanent Resident (“Green”) card...

Who’s Who Legal Ranks Eleven (11) Foster LLP Corporate Immigration Attorneys

Foster LLP, a global immigration law firm providing responsive, customized service on behalf of large employers worldwide, top emerging and midmarket companies, investors, individuals and families, was recently featured by the prominent rating service, Who’s Who Legal.  The...

White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, signaling its intent to toughen enforcement of immigration laws across the country, threatened on Monday to withhold or revoke law enforcement funding from states, cities and localities that block...

Carry-On Restrictions for Certain Flights to the United States and United Kingdom

The United States and the United Kingdom have announced similar restrictions on carry-on items for certain international flights arriving in each country from the Middle East and North Africa. Carry-On Restrictions for Flights from Certain Airports in the Middle East and North...

Rich Chinese Race to Apply for a U.S. Golden Visa

By Enda Curran, Jun Luo, Dingmin Zhang As members of Congress in Washington debate raising the minimum required to obtain a U.S. immigrant investor visa from $500,000 to $1.35 million, concern about the hike has set off a scramble among wealthy would-be participants in Chin...
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