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Jun 6, 2018

June 19: Join Us for Our Webinar With Pathways EB-5

Matthew Galati

On June 19 at Noon EST, Green and Spiegel will host an EB-5 Webinar with Pathways EB-5, a company owning regional centers coast to coast. Click her...

May 18, 2018

Associated Press: Form I-9 Audits Surge, ICE Mulls Creation of Employer Compliance Inspection Center

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

This week, the Associated Press (AP) reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has opened 2,282 audits between October 1 and May 4, 2...

May 18, 2018

Green and Spiegel Attorneys Recognized in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

Green and Spiegel is pleased to announce Practice Director Jonathan Grode and Senior Associate Matthew Galati have been named to the Pennsylvania&n...

May 17, 2018

USCIS Completes Data Entry for H-1B Cap

Joshua H. Rolf

On May 15, 2018, approximately one-month after completing its selections, USCIS announced that it has finished its data entry for all H-1B Cap Peti...

May 14, 2018

USCIS Reverses Unlawful Presence Policy, Risking Draconian Consequences for Students, Exchange Visitors, and their Families

Matthew Galati

On May 11, 2018, USCIS announced a stunning and unexpected reversal of decades of immigration policy, stating via a Draft Policy Memorandum that th...

May 11, 2018

Green and Spiegel honored at Solas Awards for Pro-Bono Work

Green and Spiegel recently won the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award at the Solas Awards, presented by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanian...

May 11, 2018

Reminder: USCIS Still Denying Advance Parole Applications

As a reminder to our clients, USCIS is continuing to deny pending Advance Parole (AP) applications (Form I-131) for applicants who travel abroad be...

May 9, 2018

CBP to Field Test Body Cameras

U.S. News & World Report recently reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has rolled out a new program to test the use of body c...

May 1, 2018

The H-2B, Temporary Work Visa – Waiting for cap relief

Amy Jill Novak

Congress created the H-2B program in 1986 with the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). This new non-immigrant[1] class w...

Apr 25, 2018

Federal Court Opens the Door for Full Reinstatement of DACA

Joshua H. Rolf and Jonathan A. Grode

On Tuesday, the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia struck down the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred...

Apr 16, 2018

Use Your Visas Wisely

As the old legal adage goes, “no man is above the law.” This holds true for all of us: it holds true for me, for you, for the President...

Apr 13, 2018

H-1B Cap Selection Process Completed

Joshua H. Rolf

On April 11, 2018, USCIS announced that it completed the randomized selection of Petitions submitted for the Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap. USCIS repor...

Apr 11, 2018

ICE Continues Pressure on American Businesses with Its Largest Worksite Raid Since Bush Administration

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

On April 5, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a worksite raid on Southeastern Provision, a meatpacking plant located in rural Bean Stat...

Apr 10, 2018

Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Reached

Joshua H. Rolf

On Friday, April 6, 2018, USCIS announced that it once again reached the limit for H-1B Petitions submitted for the Fiscal Year 2019 Regular and Ma...

Apr 4, 2018

Trump Administration Seeks Social Media Handles of Immigrants & Nonimmigrants

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

In yet another effort to impose ‘extreme vetting’ of foreign nationals entering the United States, on Friday March 30, 2018, The Depart...

Mar 29, 2018

Human Trafficking on the Web: Congress Fights Back

The internet has become a platform for human trafficking rings, whether it is advertising sex trafficking and forced prostitution, or selling count...

Mar 22, 2018

Reports of a New USCIS Oversight Agency of Adjudication Uncovered

Reports have recently surfaced that USCIS is considering creating an internal oversight department, to monitor the adjudication of permanent reside...

Mar 21, 2018

DOS Terminates Golden Arrow Program in Paris for Established E-2 Companies

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

Effective March 12, 2018, the US Embassy in Paris terminated the “Golden Arrow” program.  The Golden Arrow program was created as ...

Mar 21, 2018

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Cap Petitions

Joshua H. Rolf

For the second year in a row, and less than two weeks before April 1, USCIS announced it will suspend Premium Processing for all Petitions subject ...

Mar 2, 2018

FAM Changes Made to Consular Officer Limitation of Non-Immigrant Visas

Jonathan A. Grode

Recently announced changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) have altered the way U.S. Consular Officers’ issue validity periods for non-im...