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ABIL Attorneys Release H-1B Tips for Employers

3/29/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

The H-1B filing season starts April 2, 2018. Attorneys from the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers offer tips for employers aiming for success in the H-1B lottery. On April 2, employers can start filing H-1B temporary visa petitions for foreign professionals for work starting October 1, 2018. The law limits new H-1B visa numbers to […]Read More >

ABIL Press Release: Immigration Threats for Employers in 2018

3/2/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

The country’s immigration system was targeted heavily in 2017 by President Trump and supporters who hold negative views on foreigners entering the country. Among other anti-immigration promises couched in national security terms, the President promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and force Mexico to pay for it. Arrests of non-criminal immigration violators […]Read More >

Changes to USCIS Mission Statement – “Nation of Immigrants” Removed from Agency’s Mission

2/28/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

This past Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated mission statement omitting a line that described America as “a nation of immigrants,” among other changes. The previous mission statement, which was adopted in 2005, read: “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our […]Read More >

Consequences Arising from the President’s Executive Order on Immigration

1/30/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nation” which became effective immediately.  Over the course of the last two days, the EO has resulted in uncertainty, fear, litigation and support for the immigrant community. Below are some of the highlights that we believe […]Read More >

Will Federal Hiring Freeze Worsen USCIS Processing Times

1/24/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

President Trump initiated a federal employee hiring freeze. See: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3404987-Trump2017hiringfreeze-Mem-Rel-3.html The freeze applies to all federal agencies (except military), regardless of their source of funding. This therefore applies to a user-funded program such as filings with USCIS. We will see if this effects processing times at USCIS Service Centers.Read More >