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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently announced a rulemaking proposal that would permit biometric data collection at all U.S. port of departures. Since 2004, the U.S. has collected biometric data from certain foreign nationals entering the country through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) air, sea, and land per locations. However, to date, there is not a comprehensive system in place to collect biometric […]

On Monday, November 30, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order that upholds U.S. Department of Homeland Security rules providing F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization eligibility for F-1 students and 24-month STEM OPT extensions of work authorization for F-1 students who graduated from qualifying STEM degree […]

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. […]