President Trump expands travel ban to additional countries

2020-02-03T15:39:02+00:00Feb 3, 2020|

On January 31, 2020 President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding Travel Ban 3.0 to include certain foreign nationals of the following six countries: Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. According to the Department of Homeland Security, these additions were based on an assessment from the Department of Homeland Security after reviewing updated [...]

OFLC Announces Decommissioning Schedule for the iCERT System Labor Certification Registry

2020-01-27T14:52:21+00:00Jan 27, 2020|

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders that the iCERT System Labor Certification Registry, which provides public access to labor certification decisions in the PERM, LCA, H-2A, and H-2B visa programs, will be decommissioned. Effective February 28, 2020, members of the [...]

DOS Final Rule Amending B Visa Regulations

2020-01-24T15:51:07+00:00Jan 24, 2020|

DOS final rule governing the issuance of B non-immigrant visas for temporary visitors is effective 1/24/2020. This rule establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the United States is an impermissible basis for the issuance of a B non-immigrant visa. [...]

USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee

2019-11-06T16:02:00+00:00Oct 31, 2019|

USCIS announced beginning on Nov. 29, it is adjusting the fee to request premium processing for certain employment-based petitions. The premium processing fee will increase to $1,440 from the current fee of $1,410 for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.

USCIS Announces E-Verify Records Disposal

2019-11-06T16:16:12+00:00Oct 30, 2019|

USCIS announced that on January 2, 2020, it will dispose E-Verify records that are older than 10 years, or dated on or before December 31, 2009. E-Verify employers have until December 31, 2019, to download case information from the Historic Records Report.  For more information, please see the I-9 central page.