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BREAKING: High Court Lets Trump Admin Enforce Public Charge Rule

Law360 reports that the Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to enforce the Public Charge rule. This is a true game changer, not just for family-based but also for employment-based immigration.  We will be in touch with updates soon. Stay tuned. BREAKING: High Court Lets Trump Admin Enforce Public Charge Rule The Trump administration[…]

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February 2020 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The February 2020 Visa Bulletin was recently released. Nothing particularly of note other than that EB1 India continues to see no movement whatsoever. EB1 India has now seen no forward movement from its 1 January 2015 priority date since it first retrogressed in the June 2019 Visa Bulletin.   Commentary:   February 2020   For[…]

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Tahmina Speaks at Bangladesh Global Business Summit in Dubai

It was an honor to be invited to speak at and be recognized at the 2020 Bangladesh Global Business Summit in Dubai on January 7th and 8th. Non-resident Bangladeshi leaders from around the world attended the event. A huge thank you to the Global Business Summit and all the organizers for inviting me and for[…]

USCIS Formally Announces Implementation of Electronic H-1B Registration Process and the Registration Timeframe

As H-1B season 2020 approaches, USCIS continues to provide trickles of information about what this new landscape will look like. Today, they announced the formal implementation of the electronic registration process and gave some insight as to the timeline. As we knew before, the registration period will open on March 1st, 2020 and will run[…]

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H-1B Visa Application Filing Changes and More in 2020

It is no secret that, ever since the Trump Administration first came into office in 2017, the H-1B visa program has undergone significant changes and challenges. Unfortunately, 2020 promises to be no different; H-1Bs and the H-1B visa process will undergo perhaps the biggest fundamental change since the program’s inception in 1990. In the past,[…]

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12 Observations About The Proposed USCIS Fee Increase Rules and More

Yesterday was the last day to comment on proposed rules to increase USCIS fees. It’s really by design that such an important comment period falls smack in the middle of the holiday period. I hope at least some of you were able to get your comments in.  Having read most of the rule at this[…]

January 2020 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The January 2020 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today. Disappointingly, EB1 India continues to see no movement, and the prognosis is that there will be little if any forward movement for the foreseeable future. Here at the office, we are preparing contingency plans for all of our EB1 India clients, including exploring other visa options[…]

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News Update: USCIS Expands Guidance Related to Naturalization Requirement of Good Moral Character

USCIS issued a new policy today that will add several layers of brick to the invisible wall. Issues that were not previously considered in citizenship cases will now be part of the ‘good moral character’ assessment. We will write more about this soon. In the meantime, here is what USCIS said this morning: Copied from[…]

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USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season

The day has finally come. USCIS has announced the implementation of the electronic registration process for next year’s H-1B lottery, forever changing the landscape of H-1Bs. Instead of preparing and filing completed H-1B petitions and then finding out whether or not that petition was selected in the lottery, employers (or their attorneys) will now electronically[…]