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EIG Dispatch | June 26-30

DC Insights: SCOTUS Acts on Travel Ban / SCOTUS Decision in Citizenship Case / Budget Proposal / Short-Term Increase in H-2B Visas for Temp Non-Ag Workers  Feature Story: Government Documents Shed Light on the H-1B Lottery Headlines: Brexit Update / Trump’s Cuba Policy / California “Sanctuary” Efforts DC Insights SCOTUS Travel Ban Stayed for Some, In Force for Others – Full Case to […]

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Travel Ban Case and Allows Limited Travel Ban to Take Effect

Today, June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the blocking of the Trump Administration’s travel ban by lower courts. The Justices will hear the case on its merits during the first session of the next term, which starts this October. The Supreme Court partially lifted injunctions by the lower courts and now allows […]

EIG Dispatch | June 19 – 23

DC Insights: USCIS Nominee / India PM Visiting Next Week / Travel Ban Case Still Pending / Gender-Based Citizenship Case / Legislative Tracker Feature Story: Recess is Coming – What we Expect from Congress in the Coming Months Headlines: Brexit / Eid Delays / Canada Global Talent / Brain Gain / DACA DC Insights: What We Learned in the Past 7 Days Nominee for […]

EIG Dispatch | June 12-16

Headlines: Brexit Post Election / Eid Delays / Canada Points for Siblings and Francophones / Posted Workers In Spain / AILA Moves Convention in Protest Feature Story: US Government Agencies Focused on Fraud DC Insights: H-1B Reform / SCOTUS Reviewing Travel Ban / India PM Expected to VISIT / DHS Leadership Headlines: Immigration News from Around the World […]

Special Alert: July 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State released the July 2017 Visa Bulletin today. As reported in last month’s special alert on the visa bulletin, the China EB-3 Downgrade Phenomenon is in full effect, with EB-3 China retrogressing substantially by 2 years 9 months. Mr. Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of […]

EIG Dispatch | June 2, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Trump Administration Appeals Travel Ban Case to the Supreme Court New US Visa Application Supplement Released New I-94 Expiration Alerts Ireland Eases Requirements for Unmarried Partners Russia – Address Registration Requirements Tightened for Confederations Cup Trump Administration Appeals Travel Ban Case to the Supreme Court On Thursday night, the Trump administration petitioned the U.S. […]

EIG Dispatch | May 26, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Federal Court of Appeals Maintains the Block on Revised Travel Ban Update – India: Foreign Nationals Exempted from Aadhaar Requirement Argentina Eases Business Travel for Citizens of 35 Countries Federal Court of Appeals Maintains the Block on Revised Travel Ban On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth District […]

EIG Dispatch | May 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Global – Processing Expected to Slow During Ramadan – Late May to Late June Update – India: Foreign Nationals Exempted from Aadhaar Requirement European Union Approves Visa-Free travel for Ukrainians – Effective Early June French Authorities Increasing Enforcement of Posted Worker Requirements Global – Processing Expected to Slow During Ramadan – Late May to […]

EIG Dispatch | May 12, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Next Round of Australian Immigration Changes – Effective July 1, 2017 Portugal and Italy Temporarily Reinstating Border Controls During Major Events in May France Elects a Centrist President USCIS Releases H-1B Lottery Documents in Response to Lawsuit Department of Labor Responds to Senators’ H-1B Fraud Concerns Canada Issues Report on Express Entry Pool Program […]

Special Alert: June 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State released the June 2017 Visa Bulletin today. Most notably, EB-1 India and China has retrogressed, with next month’s Visa Bulletin imposing a final action cut-off date for these categories. During the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Liason’s monthly check-in with Mr. Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of […]