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Jan 3, 2019

Jonathan Grode to Speak at the Employer Know Your Rights Training Hosted by the Office of Immigrant Affairs-City of Philadelphia

U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode will be the lead presenter in an Employer Know Your Rights Training session on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Esperanza, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. If you have any questions regarding Form I-9 or audits, contact us today.

Jan 2, 2019

Federal Government Shutdown Impacts Immigration Courts

Stephen Antwine

President Trump’s border wall impasse and the subsequent government shutdown have affected immigration courts nationwide.Learn how in this blog. Should you need assistance with an immigration court case, please contact Green and Spiegel's removal defense team at (215) 395-8959.

Dec 27, 2018

Immigration Consequences of Government Shutdown

Joshua H. Rolf

Following a flurry of failed deals to keep the government open during the holiday season, the Federal Government shut down as of 12:00AM on December 22, 2018. This post covers how the shutdown affects immigration processes.

Dec 19, 2018

USCIS Revises Guidelines for I-751 Interviews

Stephen Antwine

In a reversal of policy initially formed under the administrations’ “extreme vetting”, USCIS officers now have the discretion to waive interviews for I-751 petitioners seeking to remove conditions of their permanent residency provided that they have presented sufficient documentary evidence and meet other requirements.

Dec 7, 2018

H-2B Reform: A Christmas Miracle

Amy Jill Novak

A tentative bi-partisan deal has been struck to reform the H-2B program, in effect doubling the number of allotted visas per fiscal year from 66,000 to 132,000. However, there is a price to pay for the cap increase, and that price is the new requirement that all H-2B employers perform strict checks on all workers hired since 2012.

Dec 5, 2018

A Potential H-1B Sea Change: DHS’ Proposed H-1B Electronic Registration System

Jonathan A. Grode and Joshua H. Rolf

On December 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a proposed rule that, if adopted, will fundamentally alter the H-1B Cap process, replacing the current lottery with an electronic registration system that has the potential to save time, money, and headaches for all H-1B stakeholders.

Dec 4, 2018

Honoring International Day for the Abolition of Slavery by Eradicating Forced Labor

On December 2, Green and Spiegel US and the International Supply Chain Initiative (ISCI) observed the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Slavery takes many forms throughout the world. From sexual exploitation to forced labor in the global supply chains, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are over 40 million people trapped in some form of modern slavery globally.

Nov 23, 2018

Consumers Beware: Counterfeit Goods Are An Indicator Of Forced Labor

The bustling holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Many stores have launched their advertisements for all of their best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. More and more consumers are turning to online shopping through websites like Amazon or the Walmart Marketplace. Here, some unscrupulous individual sellers are able to slip counterfeit goods into the market.

Nov 21, 2018

Green and Spiegel Giving Thanks for Ayodele Gansallo This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Green and Spiegel US is thankful for Ayodele Gansallo, a senior staff attorney at HIAS Pennsylvania and recipient of the fourth annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Immigration Law Pro Bono Award. The award is sponsored by Green and Spiegel LLC and was created to annually celebrate the pro bono accomplishments of an individual or organization working with the Pennsylvania Bar Association in the area of Immigration Law.

Nov 15, 2018

Irish E-3 May Be On the Horizon

Andrew Clancy Rodgers and Jonathan A. Grode

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

Joshua H. Rolf

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

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...