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President Trump issues new Immigration Proclamation

President Trump issues new Immigration Proclamation

June 24, 2020 at 4:44 PM - Immigration,

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new Proclamation extending the suspension of admission to the US of certain classes of immigrants (that is, individuals who are seeking to travel to the US in order to establish permanent residence) set forth in Proclamation 10014 dated April 22, 2020.[1]

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May 2020 Immigration Roundup

May 2020 Immigration Roundup

May 15, 2020 at 4:40 PM - Immigration,

Outside GC's immigration team shares important immigration-related developments below:

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President Trump Signs Immigration Proclamation Temporarily Restricting Entry for Some, Not All

President Trump Signs Immigration Proclamation Temporarily Restricting Entry for Some, Not All

April 23, 2020 at 3:16 PM - Immigration,

Last night, President Trump signed a Proclamation restricting immigration to the U.S. for certain foreign nationals. The order takes effect at 11:59pm EDT on April 23, 2020 and is effective for 60 days (and may be continued depending on labor market conditions.)

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Trump administration restricts travel from mainland China in response to the coronavirus

Trump administration restricts travel from mainland China in response to the coronavirus

February 4, 2020 at 7:38 AM - Immigration,

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump administration has issued a presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions upon individuals who have recently visited mainland China. Effective February 2, 2020, any non-U.S. citizen who was physically present in mainland China (all areas governed by the People’s Republic of China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within 14 days prior to seeking entry to the U.S. will be barred from entry to the U.S., unless exempt as described below. This entry bar will last until terminated by President Trump.

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New Requirement for U.S. Visa Applications

New Requirement for U.S. Visa Applications

June 25, 2019 at 9:39 AM - Immigration,

U.S. State Department now requiring visa applicants to disclose social media information

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Immigration Alert: H-1B Visa Cap Filing Season begins 4/1/19

January 15, 2019 at 12:34 PM - Immigration

New H-1B visa petitions (including change of status petitions) can be filed with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) beginning April 1, 2019 for an effective start date of October 1, 2019.  H-1B petitions are accepted on a "first-come-first-serve" basis, and the demand for H-1B visas is expected to be very high again this year. We therefore plan to file all cap-subject Petitions for USCIS receipt on April 1, 2019.  

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Immigration Alert: H-1B Visa Cap Filing Season begins 4/1/17

February 2, 2017 at 11:50 AM - Immigration

New H-1B visa petitions (including change of status petitions) can be filed with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services beginning April 1, 2017 for an effective start date of October 1, 2017.  H-1B petitions are accepted on a "first-come-first-serve" basis, and the demand for H-1B visas is expected to be very high again this year. We therefore plan to file all cap-subject Petitions on April 1, 2017.  As preparation can be time-consuming, employers should begin the filing process as early as possible.  If your company is seeking to hire H-1B cap-subject professional foreign workers and has not already initiated the process with us, you should contact Outside GC’s Immigration Team immediately.  

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Revised Form I-9 Now Available

Revised Form I-9 Now Available

November 22, 2016 at 8:37 AM - Employment Law,

As you may know, federal law requires employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of all employees hired in the United States by completing and retaining a Form I-9 for each employee at the time of hire. This requirement applies to both citizens and non-citizens. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has just released a new version of this form, dated November 14, 2016.

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