Documenting Lawful Status – What Documents Must I Carry?

By Avalyn Langemeier, Partner, & Olsa Alikaj-Cano, Senior Attorney Recently, immigrants, nonimmigrants, and even U.S. citizens find themselves asking this question, and wondering what documents to carry daily. With the rapid changes in immigration law and policies, never...

Documenting Lawful Status – What Documents Must My Employees Carry?

As the human resources representative or legal counsel for your employer, you may have recently received questions from immigrants, nonimmigrants, and even naturalized U.S. citizens about what documents to carry daily within the United States. With the rapid changes in...

Viewpoint: New immigration policy likely to hurt foreign students and their would-be employers

By Robert F. Loughran, Partner, Foster LLP – Austin Business Journal On May 11, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new policy memorandum notifying its officers of a change in policy regarding the interpretation and calculation of “unlawful presence” for foreign...

Can educators call ICE on students? Betsy DeVos finally answers.

by Moriah Balingit, The Washington Post Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday walked back controversial remarks she made to Congress two weeks ago, clarifying in a Senate hearing that she does not think teachers and principals can report students to immigration authorities....

Proposed Rule to Remove International Entrepreneur Parole Program

On May 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register for the Removal of the International Entrepreneur Parole Program with a deadline for public comment of June 28, 2018. The International Entrepreneur...

June 2018 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for June 2018, reflecting minor progress of only four (4) days for EB-2 India and only one (1) week for EB-5 China and EB-5 Vietnam, along with no change in the other countries and preference categories. The...

One More Immigration Try

By The Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal Courts this year have deferred the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but the issue will return soon enough. So bravo to 19 Republicans who have signed a discharge petition to debate a fix for the...

Children likely to be separated from parents under new border enforcement policy

By Joseph Tanfani, Los Angeles Times All immigrants who cross the border illegally will be charged with a crime under a new “zero-tolerance” border enforcement policy, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions said Monday, in a crackdown that could overwhelm already-clogged detention...

Trump Administration Ends Program for Honduran Immigrants

By Alicia A. Caldwell, The Wall Street Journal The Trump administration on Friday said it would end a humanitarian program for tens of thousands of Honduran immigrants living in the U.S. since the 1990s. As many as 57,000 Honduran immigrants have been allowed to live and work in...

F-1 OPT STEM Update – No Third-Party Placement

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) updated guidance on the OPT STEM extension program that allows F-1 STEM program graduates to obtain an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization to work for employers that participate in the...
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