A California federal district court has set aside the Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rules that significantly increased prevailing wages for H-1B workers and green card applications and promised to deliver stricter eligibility requirements for H-1B visas.
United States immigration policy and enforcement is expected to change significantly under the presidency of Joe Biden. President-elect Joe Biden plans to reverse immigration policies of the Trump presidency and modernize US immigration policies. For employment-based immigration in particular, the Biden administration will likely promote policy that adheres to market …
The production of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) remains delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through February 1, 2021, certain employees may use an EAD approval notice as a List C document for employment verification purposes during the Form I-9 process.
The US Department of State released its December 2020 visa bulletin. The final action cutoff dates have advanced a moderate amount for China and India nationals in many employment-based immigrant visa categories.
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has extended restrictions limiting nonessential land and ferry travel across the United States borders with Mexico and Canada through December 21, 2020.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated their USCIS Policy Manual to include a non-exhaustive list of positive and negative discretionary factors that the agency may use when making decisions on adjustment of status applications for lawful permanent residence (LPR). This guidance is effective immediately.
On November 18, 2020 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated their policy manual to reflect that they will deny applications for United States citizenship by naturalization when individuals have not properly obtained or maintained their lawful permanent residence (LPR) or green card status.
On November 14, 2020 a United States federal district court invalidated the July 28, 2020 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo which limited benefits available under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.