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Once the interim rule is released we'll have an effective date for the #h1b #visa restrictions
09/08/2020
Regulation To Restrict H-1B Visas Moves Toward Final Step

Once the interim rule is released we'll have an effective date for the #h1b #visa restrictions

The Trump administration will soon publish a rule to restrict H-1B visas. Companies are expected to challenge the rule in court.

Happy labor day!
09/07/2020
Is my child’s pod teacher my employee?

Happy labor day!

As soon as Governor Newsom announced the strict requirements needed to reopen public schools in California for in-person instruction, parents have scrambled to find alternatives. In addition to the traditional alternatives of withdrawing a child…

#Breaking: New law suit alleges Wolf not authorized to limit #DACA
09/02/2020
DACA Case Revised to Challenge Chad Wolf Power, Program Changes

#Breaking: New law suit alleges Wolf not authorized to limit #DACA

A group of young, undocumented immigrants in New York have filed a federal court challenge to recent changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program they say are unlawful and were implemented by an illegitimate agency head.

Expect processing delays from @USCIS despite furlough cancellation
09/01/2020
Furlough canceled for 13,000 immigration services workers

Expect processing delays from @USCIS despite furlough cancellation

The financially strained U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said Tuesday it would cancel the planned furlough of 13,000 workers scheduled for Sunday after sustained bipartisan pressure from Congress.

So what happened to #DACA?
08/31/2020
So What Happened to DACA?

So what happened to #DACA?

The Obama-era Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been through a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs recently. On June 15, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memorandum…

#FactFriday: If you have #OPT be sure to update your employment status. #Unemployment could risk your #f1 status
08/28/2020
USCIS Reminds F-1 Aliens in Post-Completion OPT and Their DSOs to Enter Employer Information in SEVIS

#FactFriday: If you have #OPT be sure to update your employment status. #Unemployment could risk your #f1 status

As exceeding unemployment limits can result in a loss of status, we are reminding F-1 aliens participating in post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT), and their designated school officials (DSOs), that they must update the employer information in the Student and Exchange Visitor Informatio...

08/21/2020

#FactFriday: @DHS estimated dollar value of fee waivers increased from $191 mil in 2010/11 to $613 mil in 2016/17 #USCIS

Read the highlights of @USCIS new rule re: form fees https://buff.ly/3g97JqH #immigration
08/18/2020
7 Points to Know about USCIS’ New 2020 Fee Requirements

Read the highlights of @USCIS new rule re: form fees https://buff.ly/3g97JqH #immigration

On July 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) released the final rule regarding their proposed changes to immigration benefits and their associated fees. While many news agencies have highlighted the increased…

08/18/2020

"DHS agrees that immigrants are crucial for agriculture, construction, healthcare, hospitality, almost all industries, immigrants are a source of future U.S. labor growth, many immigrants are successful entrepreneurs, and that welcoming new citizens helps the U.S. economy" #USCIS

#FactFriday: @USCIS may have increased filing fees, but they've also offered a $10 discount for online filers
08/14/2020
USCIS Adjusts Fees to Help Meet Operational Needs

#FactFriday: @USCIS may have increased filing fees, but they've also offered a $10 discount for online filers

Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services.

As a #business owner reopening during #COVID-19, are you prepared?
08/14/2020
COVID-19 and Employer Responsibilities for Workplace Safety

As a #business owner reopening during #COVID-19, are you prepared?

While some employers are subjected to the higher Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard (California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 5199) in order to protect employees from airborne infectious diseases such as COVID-19, most employers are…

So who is eligible for #DACA?
08/11/2020
Spotlight on the DACA-Eligible Population - New American Economy Research Fund

So who is eligible for #DACA?

This post was updated on May 14, 2020 to include relevant data in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which grants law-abiding undocumented youth a renewable two-year reprieve fr...

08/07/2020

#FactFriday: DHS announced #DACA renewals will be valid for one year instead of two. This means active DACA must be renewed annually. https://buff.ly/3fHWWDK

If you're a green card holder and qualify for U.S. #citizenship, consider #naturalizing before the application fee goes ...
08/04/2020
US to raise naturalization application fees by $500

If you're a green card holder and qualify for U.S. #citizenship, consider #naturalizing before the application fee goes up by $500

The Trump administration is dramatically increasing fees for dozens of immigration and work applications, including a more than 80 percent increase on naturalization applications and a first-time fee for asylum applicants.

File your #immigration petition/application before 10/2/2020 to avoid paying more for #fees
08/03/2020
USCIS Adjusts Fees to Help Meet Operational Needs

File your #immigration petition/application before 10/2/2020 to avoid paying more for #fees

Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services.

07/13/2020

If you have questions about your student #visa status, contact Lum Law Group for help! https://buff.ly/3fp1mzW #f1visa#m1visa#j1visa#internationalstudents#opt

07/11/2020

#FactFriday: International #college students must attend schools that have normal classes (not 100% online) and only take a max. of 1 online class per semester. Hybrid curriculi are allowed if your school is certified https://buff.ly/31RQfLU #f1visa

@USCIS extending deadlines to respond to #immigration requests between March 1st and September 11th by 60 days
07/09/2020
USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

@USCIS extending deadlines to respond to #immigration requests between March 1st and September 11th by 60 days

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners

What if a #lawsuit costs too much money? What other options does a small #business have? https://buff.ly/2Yv4q7p #legalh...
07/09/2020
What if I cannot afford a lawsuit?

What if a #lawsuit costs too much money? What other options does a small #business have? https://buff.ly/2Yv4q7p #legalhelp

Small business owners may encounter hardships that may warrant a lawsuit. Whether it is a contract issue, a supplier issue, or an employee issue, many entrepreneurs seek legal assistance to solve their problem. Legal advice…

Running your #business from home can be dangerous https://buff.ly/31yOAKU #customerprivacy#privacy#workfromhome#smallbus...
07/07/2020
5 Ways to Protect Customer Privacy While Working from Home

Running your #business from home can be dangerous https://buff.ly/31yOAKU #customerprivacy#privacy#workfromhome#smallbusiness

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, many of us have begun working from home. We have set up makeshift desks and home offices, prepared appropriate backgrounds for video conferences, and tried our best to focus with…

#FactFriday: The total number of #asylum applications has returned to 2015 levels https://buff.ly/2VBHEJs
07/03/2020

#FactFriday: The total number of #asylum applications has returned to 2015 levels https://buff.ly/2VBHEJs

If Booking .com was able to win its case for a #trademark, imagine what #trademarks your #business could register
07/02/2020
Supreme Court sides with Booking.com in key trademark case

If Booking .com was able to win its case for a #trademark, imagine what #trademarks your #business could register

The Supreme Court sided with Booking.com on Tuesday, green-lighting the booking accommodations website to trademark the generic term associated with their domain name.

"Monday's update clarifies that individuals won't be exempted from the ban based on having valid visas from other catego...
07/01/2020
Unclear Scope Of Trump's Work Visa Ban Makes Travel Iffy - Law360

"Monday's update clarifies that individuals won't be exempted from the ban based on having valid visas from other categories, barring people abroad who have student or visitor visas, for example, from moving to the U.S. on a new H-1B or other suspended work #visa this year." https://buff.ly/3eVjtxi #h1B#visaban

The White House broadened its freeze on work visas for applicants abroad in an update Monday night, but attorneys say the ban's language continues to confuse visa holders in the U.S. who worry future travel may jeopardize their immigration status.

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