USCIS Agrees to Allow Regional Centers to Maintain Authorization

CLIENT UPDATE: USCIS Agrees to Joint Settlement Allowing Previously Approved Regional Centers to Maintain Authorization In March 2022, Congress enacted the Reform and Integrity Act “RIA”) which reauthorized theEB-5 Regional Center Program. However, the United States Citizenship and ImmigrationServices (“USCIS”) interpreted the RIA as deauthorizing the 600-plus previously authorizedregional centers. Last week U.S. Citizenship and …

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EB-1A Petition Filed for a Chinese Entrepreneur

EB-1A for Chinese Entrepreneur in Business Development & Leadership successfully filed by MLG. Case Information Case Type: EB-1A for Extraordinary Ability in Business Industry: Entrepreneurship Field: Leadership and Development Innovation Country of Origin: People’s Republic of China Case Summary Meyer Law Group filed an EB-1A for a Chinese Entrepreneur. The client founded a business that …

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EB-1A Visa for British Fashion Designer Approved

EB-1A Visa for a British Fashion Designer Approved in less than 2 months! Case Information Case Type: EB-1A for Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts Industry: Graphic and Fashion Design Field: Print and Textiles Country of Origin: United Kingdom Approval Notice Date: September 2018 Processing Time: 48 days Case Summary In this success story, Meyer Law …

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CLIENT UPDATE: USCIS INCREASES THE AUTOMATIC EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION DOCUMENT (EAD) EXTENSION PERIOD

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) increasing the automatic extension period of employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) from 180 days to up to 540 days total. The TFR will be effective immediately on May 4, 2022. The temporary increase will avoid gaps in employment for non-citizens with …

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CLIENT ALERT: DHS DELAYS EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE H-1B FINAL RULE

February 8, 2021 On November 2, 2020 we announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its proposed rule to amend regulations for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions from random lottery selection to a wage-level-based selection process. On January 7, 2021 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its decision to publish the proposed …

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CLIENT ALERT: USCIS FINALIZES RULE TO CHANGE THE H-1B VISA LOTTERY TO A WAGE BASED SYSTEM

January 11, 2021 On November 2, 2020 we announced that DHS released its proposed rule to amend regulations for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions from random lottery selection to a wage-level-based selection process by generally first selecting registrations based on the highest Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) prevailing wage level that the proffered wage equals or exceeds …

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CLIENT ALERT: CALIFORNIA DISTRICT COURT STRIKES DOWN TWO TRUMP H-1B PROCLAMATIONS

December 2, 2020 In October the Trump administration announced two proclamations making major changes to the H-1B program: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States which significantly increased prevailing wage determinations for H-1B, and E3 visas; and Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program, which made …

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CLIENT ALERT: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO CHANGE THE H-1B VISA LOTTERY TO A SALARY RANKING SYSTEM

November 9, 2020 The Department of Homeland Security released yet another proposal to modify the H-1B program under the guise of curbing the rising unemployment rate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On November 2, 2020 the DHS released its proposed rule to amend regulations for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions from random lottery selection to a wage-level-based …

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CLIENT ALERT: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SETS NEW PREVAILING WAGE LEVELS FOR H-1B, H-1B1 and E3 Permanent Labor Certifications and LCAs

October 8, 2020  On October 6, 2020, in a document titled “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States” the Department of Labor (the Department) announced its plans to amend the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) regulations governing the prevailing wages for H-1B, H-1B1 and E3 visas, specifically …

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