Immigration Archives | Chugh LLP

Immigration

CBP Extends Travel Restrictions for Nonessential Land and Ferry Travel Across US Borders with Canada and Mexico through February 21, 2021

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will extend border restrictions which block all nonessential land and ferry travel across the United States borders with Mexico and Canada through February 21, 2021. Air travel is not affected by the restriction. Essential travel is permitted, and includes things like travel for work, school, medical treatment, and more. These restrictions have been renewed multiple times since being enacted on March 21, 2020 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Department of Labor Releases a Revised Final Rule to Increase Prevailing Wage Levels

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published an amended version of their October 2020 rule which will increase prevailing wage levels for employment-based visas including H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, and certain green cards. The rule is scheduled to go into effect on or around March 14, 2021. Under the amended rule, prevailing wages will increase for most occupations, but not as significantly as they did in the original rule.

Recent Developments in US Business Immigration Policy

During this prerecorded video presentation, immigration attorney Min Kim shares information about the Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B cap season and alternative visa options available. He also covers some common challenges facing employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including what to do when an H-1B worker must work reduced hours.

DHS Final Rule Will Select H-1B Beneficiaries Based on Wage Level, Replacing Randomized H-1B Lottery Selection Process

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a final rule that will replace the current randomized H-1B lottery selection process with a new H-1B selection process that prioritizes wages. Under the new rule, H-1B visas will be awarded based on prevailing wage levels, with priority given to workers that earn the highest salary based on their occupation and geographic area. The rule will be effective on March 9, 2021.

Scroll to Top

Request a Consultation

Please use the form below to request a consultation.

By submitting this contact form, you are opting in to receive email communications from Chugh, LLP. Submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship. Do not submit confidential information through this form.

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Get the latest news and updates about Chugh LLP