June 23, 2020 | Chugh LLP

Day: June 23, 2020

USCIS Issues New Policy Guidance to Rescind Longstanding Memos for H-1B Visa Petitions

On June 17, 2020, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rescinded two long-standing policy memoranda for adjudicating certain H-1B petitions and issued new policy guidance.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.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Policy is Upheld by the United States Supreme Court

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.

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