Legal Updates on Foreign Investment in China

Meyer Law Group often collaborates with law firms who provide our clients with important legal information. The following newsletter provides legal updates on the latest legal and regulatory developments to foreign investors interested in the Chinese Market. Shuli Ye is a collaborative senior attorney and partner of the JunZeJun Law Offices located in Beijing, China. …

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POLICY CHANGE ALERT: F-1 Change of Status Applicants No Longer need to Submit Applications to “Bridge the Gap”

July 21, 2021 Dear Valued Clients: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced yesterday new policy guidance eliminating the need for F-1 change of status (“COS”) applicants to submit subsequent applications for extension or change of nonimmigrant status while their initial F-1 COS application is pending.  The applicant’s nonimmigrant status must be unexpired at the …

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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 HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO H-1B PROGRAM EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 7, 2020

October 8, 2020 In response to President Trump’s directive E.O 13788, to “Buy American, Hire American” and the recent economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 health emergency, on October 6, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an Interim Final Rule (IFR) titled “Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program.” The new rule will …

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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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