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With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
US Alert: Trump Administration Announces Pilot Bond Program
November 25, 2020

On Monday, President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule to pilot a program that would require tourist and business travelers from 24 countries with higher rates of visa overstay — mostly in Africa — to pay a bond as much as $15,000. The US State ...

Alerts
December 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
November 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of State released the December 2020 Visa Bulletin. At this time, USCIS has not indicated whether it will be using Chart A or Chart B for December. For more information, please visit the USCIS website. FINAL ACTION DATES (Chart A): The Final Action Dates for employment-based categories see ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 20, 2020
November 21, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About President-elect Biden's Potential Immigration Plans
November 20, 2020

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Erickson Immigration Group’s Managing Directors Justin Parsons and Hiba Anver about how President-elect Joe Biden could approach immigration. The last four years included significant policy and procedural changes. What would become of the Trump Administration's travel ban ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 9, 2020
November 10, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
EIG Summary & Analysis | DHS Proposed H-1B Rule Changes
November 2, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Proposed Rule to select H-1B cap-subject registrations based on the highest corresponding Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage levels. Summary: On November 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Proposed Rule, titled Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | November 2, 2020
November 2, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About the Election and Immigration in the Presidential Debate
October 30, 2020

In the final stretch before the end of Election season 2020, we analyze the candidates' track record and position on immigration as highlighted in their final debate. In the short segment moderated by Kristen Welker, President Donald Trump and former Vice President discussed "Coyotes," the DACA ...

Alerts
November 2020 Visa Bulletin Released
October 29, 2020

November 2020 Visa Bulletin Released   USCIS has indicated that it will adopt Chart B – Date of Filing Chart for the Month of November. For more information, please visit the USCIS website. The Final Action Dates for employment-based categories see slight movement and the Dates of Filing for employment-based visa application remain unchanged in ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
EIG Alert | New UK Immigration Rules Released
October 23, 2020

Summary: The Home Office released the new Immigration rules that will apply to all EU and non-EU citizens being sponsored to start working in the United Kingdom from January 1, 2021. These changes will not apply to EU citizens residing in the UK by 11 pm ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About the Lawsuits Against DOL and DHS
October 22, 2020

Following the two rule changes from DOL and DHS that will significantly reshape the H-1B specialty occupation visa program, more than ten lawsuits have been filed against the two agencies. In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, we synthesize the Purdue Vs. Scalia lawsuit that challenges the new ...

US News
Multiple Lawsuits Filed in Response to DOL and DHS Rules
October 21, 2020

Following the two rule changes from DOL and DHS that will significantly reshape the H-1B specialty occupation visa program, a group of technology consulting firms has filed the first (of what is expected to be many) lawsuits. In the lawsuit introduced on Friday, ITServe alleges that the ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
EIG Alert | USCIS Updates Timeline for Premium Processing Fee Increases
October 16, 2020

As previously reported, H.R.8337 - Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, signed into law on October 1, allows USCIS to increase the fees for premium processing. On Friday, October 16, USCIS announced that from Monday, October 19, the agency's fee increases would go into ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About the New Normal
October 15, 2020

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we revisit a conversation with AIRES Vice President of Organizational Development, Rob O'Donnell and Erickson Immigration CEO and President, Jerry Erickson. Rob and Jerry discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted all industries and what the future could look like ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
EIG Alert | The Department of State Updates Guidance Regarding the Recent Proclamation Injunction
October 12, 2020

On Friday, October 8, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) updated their guidance regarding the recent injunction issued pursuant to the California federal court's order in the National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Homeland Security. By way of background, on October 1, 2020, a federal ...

Alerts
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About the New DOL and DHS Regulations
October 9, 2020

On Tuesday, October 6, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security released two major regulations that will overhaul the guest worker program largely targeting wage and degree requirements for specialty occupations. In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, Erickson Immigration Group Managing Attorney Christine ...

Alerts
EIG COVID-19 Update | October 7, 2020
October 7, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Alerts
EIG Alert | DHS and DOL Introduce Rules to Change the H-1B Program
October 6, 2020

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration announced two rule changes that will significantly reshape the H-1B specialty occupation visa program. In a press release, the Department of Homeland Security announced an interim final rule (IFR) that reduces the types of jobs that qualify for the visa program. The DHS rule ...

Immigration Nerds Podcast
Immigration Nerds Talk About the October Visa Bulletin and AOS
October 5, 2020

In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, Erickson Immigration Group's Managing Director, Hiba Anver joins to talk about the October Visa Bulletin. The United States only makes a certain number of green cards available per year, per country of origin. This policy creates significant backlogs for certain groups. ...