Green and Spiegel Attorney quoted in The Atlantic

Congrats are in order to Joshua Rolf, an associate at Green and Spiegel U.S., LLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who shared his immigration expertise with The Atlantic. Joshua provided his insight on what it has been like to be an immigration lawyer in the days following President Trump’s election. If you would like to learn more Read More »

U.S. CBP Now Requires EVUS Enrollments for Chinese National 10-Year Visa Holders Before Travelling to the U.S.

November 30, 2016 – On November 29, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced its implementation of the requirement for all individuals with a passport issued by the People’s Republic of China and bearing a maximum validity (10 years), B1 (visitor for business), B2 (visitor for pleasure), or combination B1/B2 visa to have a Read More »

The Future of Marriage Equality in the Wake of the Trump Election

Written By: Calyn Arnold Many in the LGBTQ community are understandably worried about the future of gay rights in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. However, while the Trump Administration is poised to challenge measures built over the past years to protect the rights of LGBTQ people, we are of the Read More »

USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9; New Version Mandatory Effective Jan. 22, 2017

By: Matthew T. Galati USCIS published a new version of Form I-9 (11/14/2006 ed.), which includes new features for users completing the form on a computer. Employers may use this version immediately in verifying new hires or continue using a previous version dated 03/08/2013. However, as we discussed previously, on January 22, 2017, usage of Read More »

What does a Trump Victory mean for Business Immigration?

By: Jonathan Grode The results from the U.S. presidential election are in, and Donald Trump has eked out an electoral college victory that will send him to the White House. He will assume the Presidency together with a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Senate that could be poised to enact immigration reforms. Clients understandably are Read More »

Attention Chinese Visitor Visa Holders: EVUS System Launched for Early Enrollment, Becomes Mandatory on Nov. 29, 2016

By: Stephanie Sun Stating November 29th, nationals of the People’s Republic of China holding 10-year visitor visas (B1/B2, B1, and B2) will be required to have a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment to be able to enter the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently launched the EVUS website for Read More »

Attention Employers – A New Form I-9 is Coming

By: Jonathan Grode Form I-9 is changing again, and U.S. employers need to take note. On August 25, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new form will be mandatory after January 21, 2017, upon which the use of all previous versions of Form I-9 Read More »

Client Alert: DHS Finalizes Immigration Form Fee Increases – Changes Effective Dec. 23, 2016. Employers should strongly consider filing as early as possible

In a Federal Register Notice published on October 24th, the Department of Homeland Security has finalized filing fee increases for certain filings, the first such increase in approximately six years. On average, the fees were increased by an average of 21 percent, although some filings bore more of the brunt of these increases compared to Read More »

Jonathan Grode to assist the Purdue Foundry with J-1 Visa Entrepreneurial Program

Purdue Research Foundation and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced an agreement to support increased startup creation through J-1 Visa opportunities for international researchers and/or students based at the Purdue Foundry. The Purdue Foundry exists to help Purdue University students, faculty and local alumni move ideas to the marketplace more quickly. It is Read More »

Diversity Visa Application Period Set to Open October 4, 2016

By: Matthew T. Galati The U.S. Department of State has published in the federal register (81 FR 63841, 9/16/16) that the FY 2018 Diversity Immigrant Visa program will begin to accept applications on October 4, 2016. The application window closes on November 7, 2016. Qualified applicants may apply online. By way of background, the Diversity Read More »