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Immigrant Healthcare Workers & the Pandemic 640 426 Lincoln Stone

Immigrant Healthcare Workers & the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly extraordinary, causing unimaginable numbers of deaths, disrupting the joys of daily life all around the world, and wreaking havoc with work and the sources of economic livelihood.  While we wish good health for all, we send a special thank you to all the healthcare workers who are on the front…

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Presidential Order Temporarily Suspending U.S. Immigration 849 565 Susan Pilcher

Presidential Order Temporarily Suspending U.S. Immigration

Citing the need to preserve job opportunities for U.S. workers, President Trump signed an executive order (“EO”) banning the entry as new immigrants of certain foreign nationals for a 60-day period, effective just prior to midnight on April 23, 2020. Those who are subject to the ban will not be issued visas or admitted to…

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Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez Is Now Operating Remotely 244 302 SGG Immigration

Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez Is Now Operating Remotely

Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez attorneys and support staff are operating remotely; our offices are closed to the public. This will not impact our ability to provide complete and timely service to our clients. You can reach SGG via our main line  (213) 627-8997. If you would like to connect with a specific attorney, please dial…

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Get Ready For A Very Different H-1B Lottery Season! 1000 559 Josie Gonzalez

Get Ready For A Very Different H-1B Lottery Season!

USCIS will launch a new H-1B registration system beginning March 1 through March 20th.  The goal is to simplify the initial registration process. Only if an employer’s registration is selected in the USCIS lottery will the completed H-1B petition along with the filing fees be submitted.  Due to the simplification of the registration process, we…

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USCIS Announces Electronic Pre-registration Process for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions 1000 559 Yeu Hong

USCIS Announces Electronic Pre-registration Process for H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

Starting with a registration period commencing March 1, 2020, employers must pre-register any cap-subject H-1B petitions they intend to file for FY 2021 (starting on October 1, 2020).  USCIS announced earlier this month that all employers filing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, must use the electronic pre-registration process which…

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The H-1B Program – Trends and New Developments 3423 2743 Kathleen Grzegorek

The H-1B Program – Trends and New Developments

A key component of the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order signed by President Trump two years ago was to create more transparency in employment based visa programs, particularly the H-1B nonimmigrant visa category. To this end, USCIS created a public website, known as the  H-1B Employer Data Hub, to provide information to the public…

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EB-1 Backlog Continues for Fiscal Year 2019 849 565 Candice Garrett

EB-1 Backlog Continues for Fiscal Year 2019

The EB-1 visa backlog remains unprecedented in scope. Note, this category includes EB-1A, Extraordinary Ability; EB-1B, Outstanding Professors and Researchers; and, EB-1C, Intracompany Transferees serving in a managerial or executive capacity. The backlogs are particularly acute for those born in India and China. During a recent meeting with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Charles…

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