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Nov 15, 2018

Irish E-3 May Be On the Horizon

When Congress reconvenes in Washington following the Thanksgiving holiday, it may be Irish Nationals that have most cause to be grateful.

Nov 5, 2018

Emily Brown Shares Lessons from Responsible Business Alliance’s 2018 Annual Conference

Emily Brown of Green and Spiegel, U.S. attended the RBA 2018 Annual Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Read her key takeaways and summary of the event here.

Nov 2, 2018

USCIS Extends Validity of Medical Exams to Two Years

As of yesterday, USCIS has enacted new guidelines that provide welcome relief to foreign nationals with long-pending green card applications, extending the validity of their Form I-693 medical examinations from one to two years, so long as the examinations in question were performed within sixty days of filing for lawful permanent residence.

Oct 10, 2018

Fin del TPS Bloqueado por el Tribunal de Distrito

Un juez de un tribunal de distrito de EE. UU. ha impedido temporalmente que la Administración Trump ponga fin al estado de protección...

Oct 10, 2018

End of TPS Blocked by District Court

A U.S. District Court Judge has temporarily blocked the Trump Administration from ending Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for immigrants from Nica...

Oct 4, 2018

NAFTA 2.0 NOW USMCA – GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS FOR BUSINESS VISITORS AND TEMPORARY WORKERS

According to the new agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intends to “REPLACE the 1994 North America Free T...

Oct 4, 2018

USCIS BROADENS SCOPE OF NOTICES TO APPEAR

In a move consistent with the Trump Administration’s push to broaden USCIS’ enforcement mandate, USCIS began implementing a Policy Memo...

Sep 19, 2018

Trump Administration Investigating Employers using the H-2B program

On September 6, 2018, the Trump Administration announced plans to investigate employers using the H-2B program.  The program is used to fulfil...

Sep 18, 2018

Good News for Vietnam EB-5 / EB-1 Worldwide: USCIS Will Allow for Early Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applications in October

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that for the month of October 2018, applicants may file their I-485 applications f...

Sep 13, 2018

Matthew Galati Presents at EB-5 Investors Magazine’s Fall Ho Chi Minh City Conference

On September 8, Green and Spiegel’s EB-5 Section Head Matthew Galati presented at EB-5 Investors Magazine’s Fall 2018 Ho Chi Minh City ...

Sep 12, 2018

H-1B Premium Processing Suspension Goes Into Effect

Consistent with our advisory from late August, as of today, September 11, 2018, USCIS will no longer accept Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions u...

Sep 5, 2018

PREMIUM PROCESSING FEE INCREASES BY ALMOST 15%

On August 31, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would be increasing the premium processing filing fee from ...

Aug 29, 2018

Third-Party-Placements Once Again Permitted under OPT

Earlier this year, we reported on an apparent change to USCIS’ website that would prohibit F-1 Students working under STEM Optional Practical...

Aug 29, 2018

USCIS Extends, and Expands, Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing

USCIS announced today that its suspension of Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions will be extended through at least February ...

Aug 13, 2018

Trump Proposed Rule Regarding Federal Assistance Is Not Enforceable

Earlier this week, it was leaked that the Trump Administration was proposing a new Federal Rule which would bar foreign nationals, who have legally...

Aug 13, 2018

President Signs KIWI Act Providing E-1/E-2 Eligibility for New Zealand Nationals

On August 1, 2018, the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act, or the KIWI Act, having already passed both the US House o...

Aug 1, 2018

Jonathan Grode named in the National Law Journal’s list of Immigration Trailblazers

Green and Spiegel is pleased to announce Practice Director Jonathan Grode has been named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural li...

Aug 1, 2018

USCIS Data Shows Severe Increase in RFEs and Denials

On July 25, 2018, the nonpartisan National Foundation for American Policy (“NFAP”) published a report that confirms what business immig...

Jul 31, 2018

USCIS Delays Rollout of NTA Memo

Last week we wrote in detail about the upcoming USCIS policy change whereby the agency will commence  issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) for...