Immigration News Update — Late December 2021

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Consular officers now authorized to waive interviews for certain applicants State Dept. Expands Waivers of In-Person Interviews for Certain Temporary Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants who have a petition approved by U.S. Citizenship …

Immigration News Update Newsletter — Mid-December 2021

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Kuck Baxter earns a significant victory in its pending H1-B lawsuit! In 2019, USCIS introduced the E-registration process that required sponsoring employees to file electronically for employees they wanted to sponsor through the H1-B process. The E-registration allows for individuals to have a limitless number of registrations submitted on their behalf by multiple employers. By registering multiple times through different employers, the …

Immigration News Update — Mid-December 2021

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Kuck Baxter earns significant victory in pending H1-B lawsuit! Biden admin’s motion to dismiss KBI’s lawsuit challenging multiple registrations for single H1-B worker denied In 2019, USCIS introduced the E-registration process that required sponsoring employees to file electronically for employees they wanted to sponsor through the H1-B process.  The E-registration allows for individuals to have a limitless number of registrations …

Immigration News Update Newsletter — December 2021

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Once again Pres. Biden follows Trump – U.S., Mexico Announce Return to ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy for Asylum Seekers After the Biden administration’s suspension and then termination in June 2021 of the Trump-era policy known as “Remain in Mexico” or the “Migrant Protection Protocols,” under which asylum seekers who wish to enter the United States through Mexico await processing there, …

Immigration News Update — December 2021

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Once again Pres. Biden follows Trump – U.S., Mexico Announce Return to ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy for Asylum Seekers Biden Administration Increases Travel Restrictions in Response to New ‘Omicron’ Coronavirus Variant Last week, in response to concerns and unknowns about a new coronavirus variant, called Omicron (B.1.1.529), President Biden said that most travelers (excluding U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents) …

Immigration News Update Newsletter — November 2021 – Issue 4

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More COIVID travel bans – President Biden takes a page out of Trump’s playbook In a rapidly developing situation, President Biden said that most travelers (excluding U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents) who have been in any of eight countries in southern Africa for the prior 14 days will be barred from entry into the United States as of November …

Immigration News Update — Late November 2021

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More COIVID travel bans – President Biden takes a page out of Trump’s playbook Travel Bans Imposed Quickly in Response to New ‘Omicron’ Coronavirus Variant In a rapidly developing situation, President Biden said that most travelers (excluding U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents) who have been in any of eight countries in southern Africa for the prior 14 days will …

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 …