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Immigration Policy Archives

DHS will perform site visits to STEM OPT employer locations.

Until recently a provision in the May 2016, STEM OPT regulation was not enfored. Current immigration policy (81 FR 13039) clarifies DHS discretion to conduct employer site visits at worksites to verify whether employers are meeting program requirements, including that they possess and maintain the ability and resources to provide structured and guided work-based learning experiences.

Cinco cosas que todo indocumentado debe saber en EEUU

En estos últimos años, la situación para las personas que no se encuentran de manera legal en los Estados Unidos ha sido cada vez más difícil. Los controles migratorios se han vuelto mucho más estrictos y son cada día más frecuentes a lo largo del país, en especial en el Estado de California.

Trump's Immigration Policy Divides Immigrant Families

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recently announced "zero tolerance immigration policy for illegal entry on our Southwest border" is counter to America's immigration policy favoring family unification because it will ultimately divide more families than unify them.

USCIS Director Announces Pending Changes to the H-1B Visa Program

On April 4, 2018, the Director of USCIS, Lee Francis Cissna, wrote Congress on USCIS' efforts to comply with the April 2017 Executive Order, "Buy American, Hire American." Below is Litwin & Smith's summary of the existing, pending, and proposed changes that have occurred since the Executive Order:

Trump Thumping Continues with H-1B 3rd Party Worksite Policy Memo

This Policy Memorandum (PM) supplements and supersedes preceding 3rd Party Worksite PMs and continues the Trump Thumping of the H1B program to further the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order under the scheme of protecting U.S. workers. The PM compels USCIS officers to request detailed documentation to ensure an employer-employee relationship exists and is maintained while an employee is working at a third-party worksite and encourages the review of prior 3rd party worksite petitions to confirm prior compliance as the location of work may change.

USCIS Form I-131 Denials for travelers on H/L visa outside the US

USCIS Form I-131 Advance Parole is file with an I-485 Application to adjust status to lawful permanent residence. The general rule is that I-131 advance parole requests are denied where the I-485 applicant travels outside the US before approval of the I-131.

Are You A Foreign Entrepreneur Looking To Come To The US? Here Are 13 Ways To Do So

The U.S. is a nation of immigrant entrepreneurs. While immigrants make up 13 percent of the U.S. population foreign entrepreneurs start one in four businesses. How does an immigrant entrepreneur start a business in the U.S. and come to the U.S.? While we do not have an entrepreneur visa, there are many visas for startup founders to create and then run their business. 

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