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Mar 2, 2018

FAM Changes Made to Consular Officer Limitation of Non-Immigrant Visas

Jonathan A. Grode and Harold W. Pike

Recently announced changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) have altered the way U.S. Consular Officers’ issue validity periods for non-im...

Mar 2, 2018

The H-4 EAD Stays – For Now

Joshua H. Rolf

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has confirmed that it will refrain from issuing draft regulations that would revoke work au...

Feb 28, 2018

ICE Heavily Targeted California Businesses in February

Matthew Galati and Jonathan A. Grode

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appears to be making good on its Director’s promise to potentially quintuple worksite enforcement a...

Feb 23, 2018

CLIENT ALERT: USCIS Heightens Requirements for H-1B Third-Party Placements

Joshua H. Rolf

On February 22, 2018, USCIS issued a Policy Memo outlining the documentary requirements for all H-1B Petitions involving third-party placements. Pe...

Feb 2, 2018

Jonathan Grode to Speak at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) conference

Jonathan A. Grode

February 2, 2018 – U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode will be speaking today at the HRPA conference, at 10 am EST in Toronto, Canada. The ...

Jan 30, 2018

Practice Director Jonathan Grode Speaks Today on National AILA Webinar about H-1B visas

Jonathan A. Grode

January 30, 2018 – U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode will be co-presenting a national webinar today for The American Immigration Lawyers ...

Jan 26, 2018

Green and Spiegel Attorney Caleb Arnold Joins The Philadelphia District Attorney Office in Newly Created Immigration Advocate Role

It is with great pleasure and sadness to announce that Green and Spiegel attorney Caleb U. Arnold, will be leaving the firm to join the Philadelp...

Jan 25, 2018

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to Introduce Bill Increasing H-1B Cap Numbers

Jonathan A. Grode

Bloomberg Politics is reporting that legislation that would provide needed H-1B cap relief to a system perennially oversubscribed will be soon be i...

Jan 25, 2018


Matthew Galati

On January 22, 2018, Senior Associate Matthew Galati was quoted in  “E-Verify Loses Reauthorization Amid Government Shutdown,&rsquo...

Jan 23, 2018

Seventeen-Day Extension: E-Verify and Additional Programs Revived, Government to Reopen

Matthew Galati

This weekend’s government shutdown and lapse in several immigration programs proved to be relatively short lived. Early this aftern...

Jan 19, 2018

Shutdown Watch: Programs and Processes to be Affected

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

At midnight on Jan. 20, 2018, the U.S. government will run out of funding, forcing a shutdown of many of its non-essential services. This according...

Jan 15, 2018

DACA News: Federal Court Reinstates Program; Bipartisan Legislative Deal Rejected Amidst Presidential Controversy

Emily C. Brown

Earlier this fall, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through “...

Jan 12, 2018

CBP Expands I-94 Website and Email Notification System

Harold W. Pike

We are following up on our previous coverage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recent new initiative to enable Visa Waiver Program (VWP) ...

Jan 10, 2018

Breaking News: ICE Launches Worksite Raid Against Ninety-Eight 7-Eleven Stores

Matthew Galati

As reported by the Washington Post, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a pre-dawn raid on January 10, targeting 98 7-Eleven Stores ...

Jan 10, 2018

El Salvador TPS Status to be terminated as of Sept. 9, 2019

On January 8, 2018, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation f...

Jan 2, 2018

2017 Was Objectively More Difficult for H-1B Nonimmigrants; 2018 Poised to Have Additional Challenges

Jonathan A. Grode

2017 was a challenging year for immigration petitioners and beneficiaries. The Trump administration took incremental steps to change the U.S.&rsquo...

Dec 22, 2017

Client Alert: New USCIS Guidance Narrows Definition of Economists under NAFTA

Joshua H. Rolf

Earlier this week, USCIS issued new guidance restricting the positions that fall under the TN profession of Economist. Importantly, USCIS’ gu...

Dec 6, 2017

District Court Ruling Revives “International Entrepreneur” Parole

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

Foreign-owned start-up companies seeking to establish their headquarters in the United States received a bit of positive news on Friday when the U....

Dec 5, 2017

International Supply Chain Initiative Observes International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2 was recognized around the world as the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.  The annual event stems from the UN General ...

Dec 4, 2017

Breaking News: Supreme Court Allows Full Enforcement of Travel Ban

Today, through a brief and unsigned order, the Supreme Court of the United States will immediately allow the Trump administration to fully enforce ...