ICE removes Taiwanese exchange student who threatened to shoot up school

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a citizen of Taiwan who was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of being an alien in possession of ammunition, following a Homeland Security Investigations...

Trump Administration Proposes Electronic Registration for H-1B Lottery Before Filing Petitions

On Monday, December 3, 2018, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, proposing to introduce an electronic registration requirement and a change in the lottery process for H-1B petitions filed under the...

Foster Ranked Top Tier 1 Among 2019 “Best Law Firms” Survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

HOUSTON – Nov. 14, 2018 – Foster LLP, a leading immigration law firm, has been recognized as a metropolitan Tier 1 firm in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Foster received the metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in...

The Legalization of Marijuana: Will it have an impact on global mobility?

By Sheryll Young, GMS-T Globally, mobility is at a critical mass with disruptions that will change workforce dynamics. Ten years ago, insights were focused on the next generation of international assignments for 2020. Fast-forward to 2018, and include automation, robotics,...

Eight Foster Immigration Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America© List

HOUSTON – Aug. 20, 2018 – Foster LLP, a leading immigration law firm, is pleased to announce that eight Foster immigration attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© list. The guide honored firm lawyers in Austin and Houston...

Will economic boom complicate curbing immigration?

By COLLEEN LONG, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration. With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, employers are looking beyond the border to fill...

Some businesses are refusing to hire DACA recipients. They are fighting back.

By Alexia Fernández Campbell,  Vox Daniel Marques would probably be working as a financial adviser for a big investment firm in New Jersey right now. David Rodriguez might have landed an internship with Procter & Gamble in Miami. Sandy Vasquez might be an engineering intern...

History shows immigration policy must be tailored to today’s issues

By Charles C. Foster, Houston Chronicle Given the humanitarian crises on our Texas border, addressing the fundamental causes will be difficult. The Trump administration, immigration restrictionists and many Republicans would have us believe illegal immigrants are flooding the...

DOL and DOJ Cooperate to Increase Enforcement of U.S. Worker Protections

Effective July 31, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have entered into a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate and share records in order to better coordinate and increase enforcement of U.S. worker protections under...

Fair Play

By Delisa Bressler, Partner Life’s not always fair. There’s nothing like two decades of immigration law practice to hammer that home. Even so, while we know life’s circumstances are not always fair, we do expect a certain sense of fair play in U.S. government...
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