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Hill, Frank & Delaney offers a range of immigration services tailored to employers and individuals in dealing with their specific needs.

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The incoming administration has issued an order halting the implementation of all proposed rules that are not yet final ...
01/21/2021
New Administration Halts Implementation of Pending Regulations, Withdraws Travel Ban

The incoming administration has issued an order halting the implementation of all proposed rules that are not yet final for 60 days (so until March 20, 2021). This includes the DOL wage change rules as well as the USCIS changes to the H-1B process (see a description of these rule changes here). Hopefully, the rule changes will be withdrawn, but we will keep you updated on that....

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2021/01/21/new-administration-halts-implementation-of-pending-regulations-withdraws-travel-ban/

The incoming administration has issued an order halting the implementation of all proposed rules that are not yet final for 60 days (so until March 20, 2021). This includes the DOL wage change rule…

Just this week, USICS and DOL issued new final rules that will take effect in 60 days. Before getting into the details o...
01/15/2021
USCIS and DOL re-issue new H-1B selection process and new Prevailing Wage calculations as Final Rules

Just this week, USICS and DOL issued new final rules that will take effect in 60 days. Before getting into the details of the rules, it is important to note that the new Biden administration has stated that it will halt implementation of new rules for at least 60 days (we do not know if this is added onto the already established start date or is from the date of the order - we will have to see) and may or may not revoke or revise the rules during that period....

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2021/01/15/uscis-and-dol-re-issue-new-h-1b-selection-process-and-new-prevailing-wage-calculations-as-final-rules/

Just this week, USICS and DOL issued new final rules that will take effect in 60 days. Before getting into the details of the rules, it is important to note that the new Biden administration has st…

Yesterday, on the last day that the executive orders limiting the entry of Immigrants and Non-immigrants were in force, ...
01/01/2021
Executive Orders relating to Limiting the entry of Immigrants and Non-immigrants Extended through March 31, 2021

Yesterday, on the last day that the executive orders limiting the entry of Immigrants and Non-immigrants were in force, the President extended both orders through March 31, 2021. The orders limited US Consulates and Embassies' ability to issue immigrant visas and certain non-immigrant visas, including H-1Bs, some J-1s, and other visa types (See this article for a full discussion). Those who were waiting for the orders to expire so that Parents and others could get immigrant visa interviews or so that they could enter the US on an H-1B or another non-immigrant visa will have to wait a little longer....

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2021/01/01/executive-orders-relating-to-limiting-the-entry-of-immigrants-and-non-immigrants-extended-through-march-31-2021/

Yesterday, on the last day that the executive orders limiting the entry of Immigrants and Non-immigrants were in force, the President extended both orders through March 31, 2021. The orders limited…

There are many pitfalls for those in F-1 status. Some of which I have talked about before. I want to discuss two potenti...
12/25/2020
F-1 Students – Be Careful.

There are many pitfalls for those in F-1 status. Some of which I have talked about before. I want to discuss two potential pitfalls that have been in the news recently: The creation of a fake University by ICE to ensnare F-1 violators; and, Day 1 CPT. First, several years ago (it actually started under the Obama administration), ICE began setting up fake Universities....

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/12/25/f-1-students-be-careful/

There are many pitfalls for those in F-1 status.  Some of which I have talked about before.  I want to discuss two potential pitfalls that have been in the news recently: The cr…

Recently USCIS issued a new proposed regulation seeking to change how the H-1B registration and selection process is car...
12/11/2020
New USCIS H-1B Regulation Changing the H-1B Registration Policy

Recently USCIS issued a new proposed regulation seeking to change how the H-1B registration and selection process is carried out for H-1B Cap Cases. Currently, USCIS accepts registrations through a certain date and performs a random selection process to determine which applications will be selected and not accepted. The proposed regulation would change this selection process. Instead of a random process, USCIS would make the selection process based upon the wages offered to the foreigners....

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/12/11/new-uscis-h-1b-regulation-changing-the-h-1b-registration-policy/

Recently USCIS issued a new proposed regulation seeking to change how the H-1B registration and selection process is carried out for H-1B Cap Cases. Currently, USCIS accepts registrations through a…

Recently both the DOL and USCIS adopted new rules regarding H-1bs. We reported on them here. Just this week a US Distric...
12/04/2020
Big Win: Court Overturns latest USCIS and DOL rules regarding H-1Bs

Recently both the DOL and USCIS adopted new rules regarding H-1bs. We reported on them here. Just this week a US District Court in California found that USCIS and DOL violated the Administrative Procedures Act in promulgating these rules without allowing time for the public to comment on the rules before they went into effect. In general, under the APA, government agencies must give the public a reasonable period of time to review, and comment on proposed rules....

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/12/04/big-win-court-overturns-latest-uscis-and-dol-rules-regarding-h-1bs/

Recently both the DOL and USCIS adopted new rules regarding H-1bs. We reported on them here. Just this week a US District Court in California found that USCIS and DOL violated the Administrative Pr…

Many of you may be wondering why it is taking so long to get your Citizenship approved. Many people who filed a year ago...
11/22/2020
Citizenship Backlogs at USCIS

Many of you may be wondering why it is taking so long to get your Citizenship approved. Many people who filed a year ago, or more, were not naturalized prior to this year's election, so were unable to vote. What happened? If you thought it was due to the Covid pandemic, you are only partially correct. In 2016, when the current President came into office, a typical naturalization case took only about 5 months from the time it was filed to the time the person became a US Citizen....

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/11/22/citizenship-backlogs-at-uscis/

Many of you may be wondering why it is taking so long to get your Citizenship approved.  Many people who filed a year ago, or more, were not naturalized prior to this year’s electio…

As you may know, USCIS implemented new regulations on the H-1B process, and the DOL implemented new regulations on the P...
10/27/2020
New H-1B and Prevailing Wage Regulations

As you may know, USCIS implemented new regulations on the H-1B process, and the DOL implemented new regulations on the Prevailing Wage process. While there is at least one Court Case pending seeking an injunction on both of these regulations, it is still worthwhile going through the major changed made by both these regulations Prevailing Wage Regulations First, in terms of the Prevailing Wage regulations, the simple result is that the prevailing wage will be going up quite a bit. [ 611 more words ]

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/10/27/new-h-1b-and-prevailing-wage-regulations/

As you may know, USCIS implemented new regulations on the H-1B process, and the DOL implemented new regulations on the Prevailing Wage process. While there is at least one Court Case pending seekin…

Today the US District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS and USCIS from putting their new Fee ru...
09/30/2020
BREAKING: District Court Enjoins USCIS New Fee Rule

Today the US District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS and USCIS from putting their new Fee rule into effect on October 2, 2020. The Court agreed with the plaintiffs that it was more likely than not that they would succeed plaintiffs their case showing that the acting Directors of DHS and USCIS lacked the authority to make new regulations or rules as they have never been confirmed by Congress. [ 96 more words ]

https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/29/breaking-district-court-enjoins-uscis-new-fee-rule/

Today the US District Court for the Northern District of California enjoined DHS and USCIS from putting their new Fee rule into effect on October 2, 2020. The Court agreed with the plaintiffs that …

On September 11, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals limited the scope of the preliminary injunction on the USCIS ...
09/23/2020
USCIS New Public Charge Rule and I-944 Form Back in Force

On September 11, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals limited the scope of the preliminary injunction on the USCIS new public charge rule issued by the New York State District Court. The Court of Appeals changed the injunction from nationwide to only applying to New York, and two other states in the jurisdiction of the Court (it was a little more complicated than that, but this was the result). [ 314 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/23/uscis-new-public-charge-rule-and-i-944-form-back-in-force/

On September 11, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals limited the scope of the preliminary injunction on the USCIS new public charge rule issued by the New York State District Court. The Court…

There was a recent, very interesting article published by NPR that highlighted the problems that may be faced by the Bid...
09/17/2020
Biden wants to Roll Back the Immigration Policy changes made by Trump. Will that be possible in his first four years?

There was a recent, very interesting article published by NPR that highlighted the problems that may be faced by the Biden administration (if he wins the election) in rolling back the changes implemented by the Trump administration. You can read the full article here. While there were several possible barriers raised by the article that could stand in Biden's way of changing such immigration policies, the biggest, and hardest barrier to break through, in my mind, is the culture that has been created at USCIS, ICE, CBP and other related agencies. [ 580 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/17/biden-wants-to-roll-back-the-immigration-policy-changes-made-by-trump-will-that-be-possible-in-his-first-four-years/

There was a recent, very interesting article published by NPR that highlighted the problems that may be faced by the Biden administration (if he wins the election) in rolling back the changes imple…

It appears that the current administration will soon have USCIS issue a new regulation regarding H-1Bs.  There are three...
09/10/2020
Possible new H-1B Regulations to Limit H-1Bs

It appears that the current administration will soon have USCIS issue a new regulation regarding H-1Bs. There are three elements of the new regulation that are the most significant: 1) The regulation will be published as an “interim final rule,” which would allow it to go into effect immediately without public input but also makes the rule more vulnerable to legal challenge; [ 466 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/10/possible-new-h-1b-regulations-to-limit-h-1bs/

It appears that the current administration will soon have USCIS issue a new regulation regarding H-1Bs. There are three elements of the new regulation that are the most significant: 1) The regula…

DHS this week indicated that it was going to propose a rule expanding the use of biometrics in immigration cases. Curren...
09/03/2020
DHS Looking at Expanding Use of Biometrics as well as adding new Biometrics

DHS this week indicated that it was going to propose a rule expanding the use of biometrics in immigration cases. Currently, in cases in which background checks are required, DHS (and, by extension USCIS) requires biometrics (fingerprints and photos at this point) to be taken at the Application Support Centers across the US. The new rule would allow USCIS to begin capturing biometrics for ANY and all immigration cases it deems fit. [ 537 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/03/dhs-looking-at-expanding-use-of-biometrics-as-well-as-adding-new-biometrics/

DHS this week indicated that it was going to propose a rule expanding the use of biometrics in immigration cases. Currently, in cases in which background checks are required, DHS (and, by extension…

Overall dates are moving forward, but there are some noticeable categories that are lagging behind and not progressing a...
08/27/2020
September Visa Bulletin Summary

Overall dates are moving forward, but there are some noticeable categories that are lagging behind and not progressing as much, this includes Employment Based Third Preference which doesn't move forward at all this month. Below is a summary of movement in most categories Family Based Categories F1: Moved forward one months to September 15, 2014 for most of the World EXCEPT Mexico (moved forward about 2 weeks to January 8, 1998) and the Philippines (moved forward 3.5 months to December 15, 2011). [ 318 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/08/27/september-visa-bulletin-summary/

Overall dates are moving forward, but there are some noticeable categories that are lagging behind and not progressing as much, this includes Employment Based Third Preference which doesn’t m…

USCIS issued its final rule to up fees starting October 2, 2020. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Associati...
08/04/2020
USCIS TO RAISE FEES

USCIS issued its final rule to up fees starting October 2, 2020. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association: On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a final rule that significantly increases certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees. The rule, which will be effective October 2, 2020, also removes certain fee exemptions, changes fee waiver requirements, alters premium processing time limits, and modifies intercountry adoption processing. [ 541 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/08/04/uscis-to-raise-fees/

USCIS issued its final rule to up fees starting October 2, 2020. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association: On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a final rule that significantly increa…

The Department of State announced yesterday that it would begin a phased reopening of Consulates across the world.  Plea...
07/15/2020
DOS to begin Reopening Consulates

The Department of State announced yesterday that it would begin a phased reopening of Consulates across the world. Please note, they will NOT be reopening all consulates at once, and cannot give specific dates as to when certain consulates will open or not. Each Consulate will announce their plans and re-opening dates on their individual websites. Please see below for the full press release: [ 266 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/07/15/dos-to-begin-reopening-consulates/

The Department of State announced yesterday that it would begin a phased reopening of Consulates across the world. Please note, they will NOT be reopening all consulates at once, and cannot give s…

For those from Canada, an important update on the Executive Order halting the issuance of H-1Bs.  If you are from Canada...
06/29/2020
Important Update on Executive Order regarding H-1Bs for Canadians

For those from Canada, an important update on the Executive Order halting the issuance of H-1Bs. If you are from Canada and do not require an actual H-1B visa in your passport, you are in luck. CBP has confirmed that you are still able to enter via the Border to begin working on the H-1B and the executive order will not affect your ability to do so enter the US. [ 33 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/06/29/important-update-on-executive-order-regarding-h-1bs-for-canadians/

For those from Canada, an important update on the Executive Order halting the issuance of H-1Bs. If you are from Canada and do not require an actual H-1B visa in your passport, you are in luck. C…

The US President issued a new executive order on Monday evening.  The order did several things.  First, it extended the ...
06/25/2020
New Executive Order and Possible Furloughs at USCIS

The US President issued a new executive order on Monday evening. The order did several things. First, it extended the April 22, 2020 order limiting the ability for those overseas to get immigrant visas. Second, it expanded that order to include certain non-immigrant visas as well. Lastly, it required USCIS and DOL to review processes and procedures regarding EB-2 and EB-3 cases. [ 837 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/06/25/new-executive-order-and-possible-furloughs-at-uscis/

The US President issued a new executive order on Monday evening. The order did several things. First, it extended the April 22, 2020 order limiting the ability for those overseas to get immigrant…

06/10/2020
Staying on Track During a Pandemic Webinar Series

We are a panelist on tomorrow's webinar on visa and immigration issues during the pandemic. Co-hosted by APA and NPA

http://pages.apa.org/staying-on-track/

Join APA for a weekly webinar series on practical strategies and expert advice for students, early career psychologists, and their allies. In these hour-long webinars, we’ll discuss topics ranging from completing your dissertation from afar to managing your finances.

USCIS announced last week that it was resuming premium processing as of June 1, 2020.  However, USCIS stated that it wou...
06/03/2020
Premium Processing Resuming

USCIS announced last week that it was resuming premium processing as of June 1, 2020. However, USCIS stated that it would phase in the ability to file premium processing on cases in order to ensure that the office was not inundated with new premium processing cases before it was fully up and running again. To that end, USCIS announced the following schedule for getting Premium Processing back up and running: [ 189 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/06/03/premium-processing-resuming/

USCIS announced last week that it was resuming premium processing as of June 1, 2020. However, USCIS stated that it would phase in the ability to file premium processing on cases in order to ensur…

USCIS has issued an update regarding office closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  USCIS is preparing to reopen CERTAIN...
05/29/2020
USCIS Update on Office Closures due to Covid-19

USCIS has issued an update regarding office closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. USCIS is preparing to reopen CERTAIN offices starting June 4, 2020. To see if your local office is opening you can go to this page. As USCIS re-opens they have put out a list of precautions they are taking: Beginning June 4, 2020, certain USCIS field offices and asylum offices will resume non-emergency face-to-face services to the public. [ 276 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/05/29/uscis-update-on-office-closures-due-to-covid-19/

USCIS has issued an update regarding office closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. USCIS is preparing to reopen CERTAIN offices starting June 4, 2020. To see if your local office is opening you c…

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