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On Friday, January 15, 2021, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the suspension of in-person services on January 19 and 20, in a move intended to “ensure the safety of our employees and individuals with appointments” in the event of unrest related to Inauguration Day.  Services will be suspended on January 19 and 20 at […]

On January 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published in the Federal Register a final rule that will impose higher wage requirements for H-1B workers and “green card” applicants.    The DOL had previously published the same rule as an interim final rule with an immediate effective date in October of last year. The rule was challenged in […]

On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register a final rule prioritizing allocation of H-1B visas according to the wage level of the offered position.  The stated goal of the regulation is to fulfill President Trump’s order for DHS to take action to ensure that H-1B visas are allocated […]