Category: Resources

Department of State Announces Visa Reciprocity Changes

The United States Department of State (DOS) recently made a number of significant changes to visa “reciprocity” tables. Reciprocity involves either additional fees, or shorter validity periods (or both) for visa applicants from certain countries and for certain visa classifications.…
Employers Should Start Preparing for Upcoming H-1B Cap

H-1B cap filing season is fast approaching. U.S. employers who sponsor foreign workers for temporary H-1B work visas should start preparing now for the upcoming new H-1B cap electronic registration commencing this year on March 1, 2020. What Is The…
January 2020 Immigration Alert

USCIS Officially Releases Regulations Regarding Its H-1B Electronic Registration Tool for the FY 2021 H-1B Cap On January 9, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) officially released regulations to implement the H-1B Electronic Registration Tool (“ERT”). In the past,…
ICE arrests at Colorado courthouses leave immigrants fearful

When Paulina Martinez walked out of the Littleton Municipal Courthouse in January 2018, she spotted a white, unmarked van parked outside. Two men in plain clothes were sitting in it. She tried to ignore it, said goodbye to her attorney,…
Visit to immigration courts across U.S. finds nonstop chaos

LUMPKIN, Ga. — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits — and stalls. A Spanish interpreter is running late because of a flat tire. Rothschild tells the five immigrants before…
Virginia AG’s immigration hypocrisy

According to an advisory opinion issued in December by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, localities in the commonwealth cannot declare themselves exempt from laws passed by the state legislature. In support of his position, Herring cites both statutes and “established…