Introduction Throughout our lives, we’ve always heard the quote, “Timing is Everything.” In the practice of immigration law, we have come to learn the hard way that this is true. Knowing how that timing works is essential for the PERM process because it is important to make time work in favor of the sponsoring employer…

Protester at a rally against President Trump’s travel ban at Foley Square in Manhattan last month.CreditVictor J. Blue for The New York Times By ADAM LIPTAK     JAN. 19, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would consider a challenge to President Trump’s latest effort to limit travel from countries said…

Congressional negotiations on a federal spending bill remain very active. To avoid a federal government shutdown, a decision or a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government at current levels must be reached by Friday, January 19, 2017. Until a deal is made or a CR is passed, the threat of a shutdown remains…

DOL’s OFLC provides additional guidance on how it will process H-2B applications for the second half of FY2018 since it received more than two and one-half times greater than the available visas requesting an April 1, 2018, start date of work. OFLC expects the first 2,400 applications filed on January 1, 2018, (which represent approximately…

  From USCIS.gov: For Family-Sponsored Filings: You must use the Dates for Filing chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for February 2018. For Employment-Based Preference Filings: You must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for February 2018. For more information, please visit USCIS dedicated page. Source:  AILA Doc….

    January 16, 2018 The government filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit seeking review of the district court’s 1/9/18 order directing DHS to partially maintain the DACA program. DOJ also announced that it intends to seek direct review in the Supreme Court by filing a petition for a writ of certiorari…

AILA’s Asylum and Refugee Committee provides a practice pointer discussing screening TPS holders for other possible forms of relief. Special thanks to Victoria Neilson. Practice Pointer: The End of TPS and the Possibility of Seeking Asylum By AILA’s Asylum and Refugee Committee With announcements by the administration that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will likely be…

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. For more information on the rescission of DACA, see AILA’s Practice Alert: Trump Administration Rescinds DACA.  On September 8, 2017, the University of California filed a complaint challenging the rescission of the DACA program and asking the court to enjoin…

Talking Points on DACA and the Dream Act While the decision from Judge Alsup is a positive step, Congress must not use this as an excuse to delay any longer on a permanent solution for Dreamers. The Trump administration is expected to appeal quickly, and this court decision will end up as another piece to a drawn…

DOJ issued information for employers on Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Honduran and Nicaraguan TPS Holders. Source:  AILA Doc. No. 18010544.  

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