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On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a decision setting aside the recently promulgated U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) prevailing wage rule that went into effect on October 8 without notice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule redefining “specialty occupation” for purposes of qualifying under the U.S. […]

On November 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published a temporary final rule creating a six-month Pilot Program under which certain applicants for B-1/B-2 visas may be required to post a bond as a condition of visa issuance. This new rule will become effective 30 days after publication, on December 24, 2020.   This Visa Bond Pilot Program will apply only to B-1/B-2 visa […]

Click here to view December 2020 Visa Bulletin.  On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for December 2020.    The December Visa Bulletin reveals some forward movement in Final Action Dates across most categories for individuals born in China (PRC) and India. Final Action Dates continue to remain current for those born outside […]