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Apr 18, 2017

H-1B Update: Annual Cap Reached with Fewer Than Expected Numbers, President Trump to Commence Administrative Reforms

Jonathan A. Grode

The past few days has generated a flurry of news regarding the H-1B specialty occupation visa, including some interesting developments that surpris...

Apr 18, 2017

Senior Associate Matthew Galati Warns Employers of ICE in Virginia Lawyer

Senior Associate Attorney Matthew T. Galati authored “Springtime is Here, But Employers Still Need to be Mindful of ICE,” published in ...

Mar 31, 2017

Settlement Reached in Immigration Fraud and Racketeering Lawsuit

Practice Director Jonathan Grode assisted, along with Friends of Farmworkers, Inc. (FOF) and Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C. in the just...

Mar 23, 2017

MATTHEW GALATI PARTICIPATES IN TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S “THE DREAM IS NOW” PANEL DISCUSSION

On March 22, 2017, Senior Associate Matthew Galati participated in the film viewing and panel discussion "The Dream is Now" held at ...

Mar 23, 2017

Immigration in the Face of a New Administration Panel Discussion

Practice Director Jonathan Grode attended the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Midwinter Meeting today, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Jonathan...

Mar 16, 2017

Two Federal Courts Halt Second Trump Travel Ban

We reported earlier this month that President Trump had issued a revised “travel ban” Executive Order, which was scheduled to go into e...

Mar 7, 2017

TRUMP ISSUES NEW ‘TRAVEL BAN’ EXECUTIVE ORDER; EFFECTIVE MARCH 16, 2017

On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued an updated executive order “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The Un...

Mar 6, 2017

USCIS to Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

Jonathan A. Grode

On Friday, March 3, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective April 3, 2017, it would suspend Premium Process...

Mar 3, 2017

Jonathan Grode Shares Immigration Compliance Expertise at AILA Philadelphia Conference

On March 3, U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode was featured on the “After the Approval: Emerging Issues in Immigration Compliance” p...

Mar 1, 2017

Client Alert: The H-1B Cap Crunch is Upon Us, Here are Your Key Dates

The Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B season is about to enter its “crunch time” – a perennial tradition where cap-subject employers must tim...

Feb 15, 2017

Matthew Galati Presents “Immigration Options for Music Professionals and Entrepreneurs” at Manhattan School of Music

Last week, Senior Associate Attorney Matthew T. Galati presented “Immigration Options for Music Professionals and Entrepreneurs” at the...

Feb 14, 2017

Jonathan Grode Featured in NBC 10 News Interview

Last week, U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode was interviewed by Philadelphia NBC affiliate WCAU Channel 10. Speaking with Journalist Lauren May...

Feb 7, 2017

Achieving the American Dream: Green and Spiegel Salutes the Work of Jonathan Grode in Overcoming the Trump Travel Ban for Syrian Family

Jonathan A. Grode

February 7, 2017- The Executive Order issued by the Trump Administration prohibiting certain nationals from entering the U.S. on their previously v...

Feb 6, 2017

Jonathan Grode Presents on Expected “Trumpian” Changes to U.S. Immigration

On January 26th U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode presented “The Future of Business Immigration: The Trumpian Effect” at One Penn C...

Feb 6, 2017

UPDATE: Trump’s Executive Order Travel Ban Blocked, Litigation Continues

Last week we reported that President Trump signed an executive order, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," ...

Feb 1, 2017

Families Denied Entry at the Philadelphia Airport File Federal Litigation Against the Trump Administration

Jonathan A. Grode

We would like to congratulate U.S. practice director Jonathan Grode on his tireless work with the ACLU to help families who have been denied entry ...

Jan 30, 2017

CLIENT ALERT: Recapping Trump’s Immigration-Related Executive Orders

This past week, the new Trump Administration issued three executive orders relating to immigration, with more potentially on the horizon that could...

Jan 27, 2017

Fact vs. Fiction in U.S. Immigration

Joshua H. Rolf

The recent debate between real news vs. fake news (or facts vs. alternative facts) has become all consuming, and the topic of immigration is no exc...

Jan 4, 2017

The Israeli E-2 Visa is Finally Moving Forward

Matthew Galati

An important new source for foreign investment immigration is now about to take hold. News broke in the New Year that the Israeli government will f...

Dec 15, 2016

Business Immigration: Employers and Beneficiaries Familiarize Themselves with New Regulatory Changes Effective Jan. 17, 2017

Jonathan A. Grode

The Department of Homeland Security has issued new regulations  that will impact employers and foreign workers in many of the employment-based...