Turkey, U.S., Suspend Visa Services

Following the arrest of a U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul last week, the U.S. Mission to Turkey announced on October 8, 2017, the immediate suspension of...

Immigration Update

Earlier this year, President Trump issued an Executive Order, Buy American and Hire American, directing government agencies to review policies relating to the H-1B visa...

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing

On October 3, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions. The popular program was suspended in April...

New Travel Restrictions for Eight Countries

Upon the expiration of its previously issued travel ban (Executive Order 13780), on September 24, 2017, the Trump Administration issued a proclamation imposing new travel...

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing

On September 18, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2018 cap. Premium...

Processing Delays and Challenges for H-1B Petitions

As a result of the Trump Administration’s “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, employers and immigration practitioners from across the U.S. have been experiencing heightened...

ICE to Suspend Heightened Enforcement Plans

In response to the recent and ongoing natural disasters of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced...