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H-1B Visa Rules Tightening For Outsourcing And Staffing Companies

The Trump Administration has been targeting outsourcing and staffing firms that use H-1B non-immigrant visas, the most popular employment-based visa for foreign professional workers. The Administration has issued guidance after guidance since March 2017 that add requirements for such firms. Rather than hiring workers one by one, U.S. companies may engage outsourcing and staffing firms … Continue reading H-1B Visa Rules Tightening For Outsourcing And Staffing Companies

USCIS to Implement Online Processing of FOIA Requests

On May 30, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (hereinafter “USCIS”) announced the launch of our Freedom of Information Act (hereinafter “FOIA”) Immigration Records SysTem (hereinafter “FIRST”), which will eventually allow users to submit, manage, and receive FOIA requests entirely online.  Before this change, USCIS only accepted FOIA requests by mail, fax, and email, and … Continue reading USCIS to Implement Online Processing of FOIA Requests

New USCIS Office Investigating US Citizenship Through Identity Fraud

A new office under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (hereinafter “USCIS”) has been created to investigate naturalization applications.  Specifically, the office is tasked with reviewing U.S. citizenship applications where it is alleged that false identities or documentation were used. USCIS claims they have identified at least 3,000 potential fraud cases as a part of its … Continue reading New USCIS Office Investigating US Citizenship Through Identity Fraud

USCIS Policy Change Could Bar Many International Students

A May 10, 2018 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (hereinafter “USCIS”) memo, may result in many international students who unknowingly violate their immigration status from being barred from the United States for 10 years. This Policy Memorandum provides guidance to USCIS officers and assists USCIS officers in the calculation of unlawful presence of those in student … Continue reading USCIS Policy Change Could Bar Many International Students

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