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DHS Issues Onerous Final Rule Amending H-1B Lottery Process But Implementation May Be Challenged or Suspended 849 565 Barbara Stone

DHS Issues Onerous Final Rule Amending H-1B Lottery Process But Implementation May Be Challenged or Suspended

On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a final rule entitled “Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions,” which is scheduled to go into effect on March 9, 2021. The new regulation amends how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) conducts the H-1B cap lottery…

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Federal Judge Invalidates DOL Rule that Substantially Increased Wage Levels for H-1B Employees 1920 1440 Barbara Stone

Federal Judge Invalidates DOL Rule that Substantially Increased Wage Levels for H-1B Employees

On December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a favorable decision that substantially benefits U.S. employers who employ H-1B workers.  Specifically, the court’s decision in Chamber of Commerce, et al. v. Department of Homeland Security, et al. prevents the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its new rule…

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Federal Court Blocks USCIS Fee Increase 1920 1440 Taiyyeba Safri Skomra

Federal Court Blocks USCIS Fee Increase

The federal courts step in again to halt the executive branch from harming the interests of immigrants and organizations that serve them. Eight non-profit organizations[1] dedicated to serving immigrants sued to stop the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) from increasing its filing fees for immigration benefits. Today, September 29, 2020, Judge White of U.S. District…

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USCIS Announces Filing Fee Increase Effective October 2, 2020 1000 559 SGG Immigration

USCIS Announces Filing Fee Increase Effective October 2, 2020

On July 31, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced that USCIS filing fees will change as of October 2, 2020. Overall, the fees will increase by a weighted average of 20% since the last increase in 2016. However, several applications and petitions will become much more expensive. Here are some of the most significant…

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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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