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USCIS Response to COVID-19

Effective May 17, 2021, USCIS will temporarily suspend the biometrics submission requirement for certain applicants filing Form I-539 to request an extension of stay in or change of status to H-4, L-2, and E nonimmigrant status. The suspension will apply through May...

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DOL ADVISES ON H-1B REGULATIONS IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK

DOL regulations require employers to continue to abide by the labor conditions to which they agreed when filing the H-1B petition. These are the terms set forth in the underlying ETA Form 9035, Labor Condition Application (LCA). More relevantly, these concern payment...

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H-1B Amendment Guidance — May 22, 2015

On April 9, 2015, USCIS’ Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) issued a precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, which held that employers must file amended H-1B petitions when a new Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (LCA) is required due to a change in the H-1B worker’s worksite location. This memo outlines the kind of location change requiring H-1B amended filings.

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  • Mich. Judge Drops DACA Holders' Travel Permit Suit October 22, 2021
    A Michigan federal judge rejected two brothers’ claims that their due process and religious freedom rights were violated when they were denied travel authorization to Mexico for their grandfather’s funeral, saying that they had no recourse against the officials involved.