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Oct 10, 2018

Fin del TPS Bloqueado por el Tribunal de Distrito

Stephen Antwine

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

Stephen Antwine

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

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

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

Amy Jill Novak

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

Joshua H. Rolf

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%

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

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

Joshua H. Rolf and Jonathan A. Grode

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

Joshua H. Rolf

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

Emily C. Brown

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

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

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

Joshua H. Rolf

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

Jonathan A. Grode

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

Jul 25, 2018

Analysis: USCIS Issues Two Policy Memoranda that Could be Significantly Detrimental to Business Immigration

Jonathan A. Grode

On June 28, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum in PM-602-0050.1 regarding when the agency will issu...

Jul 20, 2018

Influencing Corporate Action: Industry Reports on Forced Labor Having Strong Impact

Emily C. Brown

Recently, a new Benchmark report was released by KnowTheChain, pertaining to the Information & Communications Technology sector, which outlines...

Jun 27, 2018

UPDATE: Trump’s Executive Order Travel Ban Upheld by Supreme Court in 5-4 decision

Jonathan A. Grode

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision in Hawaii v. Trump, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld President Donald Trump's 2017 travel...

Jun 22, 2018

Green and Spiegel’s Jonathan Grode Named “Distinguished Leader” by The Legal Intelligencer

Jonathan A. Grode

The oldest daily law journal in the United States, The Legal Intelligencer, has named Green and Spiegel LLC’s U.S. Practice Director Jonathan...