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Important Information For Some DACA Recipients Who Received Three-year Work Authorization

July 20, 2015

DACA recipients should be advised the three-year work permit recall only applies to SOME individuals who received a card after the February 16, 2015, court order. If you received a letter or were contacted directly by USCIS regarding the recall of certain three-year work permits, you must IMMEDIATELY return your three-year work permit, also called an Employment Authorization Document, to your local USCIS office. If you fail to return your card, USCIS will terminate your DACA and all employment authorizations […]

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DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

February 24, 2015

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in […]

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Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson

February 20, 2015

I strongly disagree with Judge Hanen’s decision to temporarily enjoin implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Department of Justice will appeal that temporary injunction; in the meantime, we recognize we must comply with it. Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security will not begin accepting requests for the expansion of DACA tomorrow, February 18, as originally planned. Until further notice, we will also suspend the […]

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

June 14, 2013

On April 17, the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” introduced a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill (S.744) in the U.S. Senate. Since then, the Senate Judiciary Committee has held two public hearings on the bill. The bill is 844 pages in length, and in addition to providing a Pathway to Citizenship to 11 million undocumented persons, it would overhaul the way foreign-born individuals qualify for green cards through employment and through their family members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This […]

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H-3 Training: A Possible Solution to the H-1B Crisis

March 4, 2013

H-3 Training: A Possible Solution to the H-1B Crisis By Atty. Frank Nelson       Employers all over the country are feeling the pinch of the current H-1B crisis. U.S. workers simply are not available to fill all of the available jobs in this country, and now that the US has run or of H-1B visas, employers are unable to hire foreign workers to fill badly-needed positions. Congress is currently discussing the possibility of making more H-1B’s available, but there is nor guarantee that this […]

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