Immigration News Update — November 2021 — Issue 3

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Not an amnesty, no path to citizenship: what Build Back Better could mean for immigration if it passes the Senate Last week Build Back Better passed the House. We expect it to be brought to a vote in the Senate in mid-December. The immigration portion of Build Back Better includes provisions paving the way for employees and others waiting in …

Immigration News Update — Mid-November 2021

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Not an amnesty, no path to citizenship: what Build Back Better could mean for immigration if it passes the Senate Build Back Better Act, Passed in House, Includes Immigration Provisions; Senate’s Next The House of Representatives passed the $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better Act” budget reconciliation bill, 220-213, on November 19, 2021. It includes $100 billion toward immigration measures, including …

Immigration News Update Newsletter November 2021 — Issue 3

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Updates on work permit litigation, KBI onboarding new plaintiffs and recognized as Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers! It is not news to many that USCIS processing timelines continue to stretch to unprecedented lengths and are increasingly unpredictable. USCIS is failing to timely process applications for employment authorization, leaving thousands of people at risk of losing their jobs, driver licenses, or health …

Immigration News Update — Mid-November 2021

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Kuck Baxter’s Work Authorization Delay Lawsuit is Currently Onboarding – Our current lawsuit, Kang v. DHS, is challenging USCIS’ delay in adjudicating EADs (I-765 work permit applications).  We are asking a federal judge to order USCIS to process your EAD applications immediately, and to change their policies and procedures to avoid long delays in the future.  Those interested in joining …

Immigration News Update Newsletter November 2021 – Issue 2

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Reconciliation Bill Retains High-Skilled Immigrant Provisions The House of Representatives’ 2,135-page draft budget reconciliation bill retains several immigration measures, including provisions paving the way for high-skilled scientists and engineers, and raising immigration-related fees. It also would provide for up to 10 years of work authorization and protection from removal for undocumented people who have been in the United States since …

Immigration News Update — November 2021

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Reconciliation Bill Retains High-Skilled Immigrant Provisions House Budget Reconciliation Bill Retains High-Skilled Immigrant Provisions, Would Impose Fee Increases The House of Representatives’ 2,135-page draft budget reconciliation bill retains several immigration measures, including provisions paving the way for high-skilled scientists and engineers, and raising immigration-related fees. It also would provide for up to 10 years of work authorization and protection from …

Immigration News Update (Newsletter)—November 2021

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KBI Wins in H1-B Market Research Analyst Case! The MadKudu v. USCIS class action was filed to challenge U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ denial of market research analyst H-1B petitions. We sought relief for employers and others whose petitions had been denied based on USCIS’ determination that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook entry for market research analysts does …

Immigration News Update — November 2021

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KBI Wins in H1-B Market Research Analyst Case! President Biden Replaces Country-by-Country Pandemic-Related Air Travel Restrictions With Vaccine Requirement Effective November 8, 2021, a new Presidential Proclamation that governs the entry into the United States by air of “noncitizen nonimmigrants” revokes previous country-by-country restrictions applied during the COVID-19 pandemic and replaces them with a vaccination requirement. The new policy suspends …

Immigration News Update (Newsletter)— Late October 2021

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DHS Extends Travel Restrictions for U.S.-Mexico Border The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will continue to temporarily limit non-essential travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry (POEs) along the U.S.-Mexico border until January 21, 2022. This limit does not apply to those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The Notification does …

Immigration News Update — Late October 2021

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DHS Continues Travel Restrictions at Land Border Ports of Entry With Mexico The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will continue to temporarily limit non-essential travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry (POEs) along the U.S.-Mexico border until January 21, 2022. The limit does not apply to those who are fully vaccinated …