November 13, 2017
The I-140 Final Rule updates, improves, and clarifies DHS regulations consistent with policy guidance. The I-140 Final Rule provides that a nonimmigrant visa holder (H, E, L, O, TN) is not considered out of nonimmigrant status solely on the basis that the employment on which the classification was based has ceased, for up to 60 consecutive days or until the end of the authorized validity period, whichever is shorter.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an administrative program that could end by executive order at any time. At this time, we do not know what the future of the DACA program holds. President Trump has pledged to end the DACA initiative. However, he has taken no such action.
The introduction of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act bill introduced by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) and endorsed by President Trump FAILs as immigration policy.