Executive Order on AI and STEM Occupations Could Eliminate the Need for PERM Labor Certification for Many Workers

PERM certification would no longer be needed if AI and STEM jobs are designated as “Shortage Occupations”; significantly speeding up the process to employ foreign workers in these positions. - Read More

Important Advisory Regarding EAD/AP Combo-Cards – New Cards May Not Be Valid for Re-Entry Into the US

Unlike previously, EAD’s now being issued are often not valid for return entry to the US. As a result, applicants for adjustment of status need to confirm re-entry authorization before traveling, or to forgo traveling outside the US. - Read More

BREAKING: Temporary Protected Status Announced for Ukrainians in the US as of March 1, 2022

Learn about the TPS requirements and benefits, which affect Ukrainians living in the US as of March 1, 2022, and which grant work authorization and prevents consequences of overstay and forced removal. - Read More

New Opportunity to Request Reopening H-1B Petitions Previously Denied

On Friday, March 12, 2021 the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced H-1B petitions previously denied pursuant to one of three policies can now be requested to be reopened and reconsidered.  - Read More

Read about the proclamation, which not only suspends US entry for certain non-immigrants, it also rescinds employment authorization for many already in the US. - Read More

Validity of Washington Driver’s License as Federally-Accepted ID Extended for One Year

On April 27, 2020, the final rule was published delaying enforcement of the REAL ID Act’s prohibition on ID’s that do not contain certain information being accepted on the federal level.  Read about the new applicable date for REAL ID-compliant cards. - Read More

Executive Order Suspending Immigration: Who is Affected and Who is Not

The President recently issued an Executive Order limiting the issuance of immigrant visas at U.S. consulates abroad. Learn about the scope of the Order, and who will (and who will not) be affected. - Read More

New Immigration Rules for Students: Unlawful Presence & Re-Admission into the US

USCIS has announced harsh new rules for students and exchange visitors taking effect on August 9, 2018. Learn about these rules, and how they affect leave and re-entry into the US. - Read More