On June 17, 2020, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rescinded two long-standing policy memoranda for adjudicating certain H-1B petitions and issued new policy guidance. This new policy change reduces some of the evidentiary burdens on employers when filing H-1B petitions. The policy guidance is effective immediately and applies to all H-1B petitions, including pending petitions, appeals, and denials.
Day: June 23, 2020
On June 22, 2020 President Trump issued a presidential proclamation extending the earlier April 2020 proclamation which suspends H-1, L-1, certain J visa holders, and their dependents who are outside of the United States from entering or seeking admission into the country between June 24, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
On Thursday, June 18, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The court ruled that President Trump’s 2017 efforts to cancel DACA were “arbitrary and capricious,” because the administration did not clearly explain its policy justifications for revoking the program. However, the Trump Administration could overturn DACA policy in the future if they follow procedures correctly.