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On October 8, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expected to publish a new, interim final rule that will impose stricter requirements on those seeking to qualify for H-1B classification. The effective date of the new rule is expected to be December 7, 2020.  Change in H-1B “Specialty Occupation” Definition and Criteria  […]

On October 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to publish a new, interim final rule that will impose higher wage requirements for H-1B workers and “green card” applicants whose applications are based on labor certification.  The new rule will be effective immediately.    Before employing an H-1B temporary worker, an employer must file and […]

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 10052, suspending until December 31, 2020, the admission to the United States of most H, J, and L nonimmigrants.  A group of plaintiffs filed suit seeking an injunction against the proclamation, and on October 1, 2020, the Federal District Court for […]