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Federal judge issues stay on Ban

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Executive Order Alert

“An Executive Order is anticipated to be signed today relating to visa issuance, screening procedures, and refugees. The draft Executive Order is titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” Please note, that this is NOT the final version of the Executive Order and it has not yet been signed by the president. Among other provisions, Section 3 …

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TPS Extended for Somalia

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia Release Date: January 17, 2017 WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) for an additional 18 months, effective March 18, 2017, through Sept. 17, 2018. Current TPS Somalia beneficiaries seeking to extend …

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USCIS Launches Virtual Assistant – Emma Gives Customers Another Option for Finding Answers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a virtual assistant named “Emma” today on, allowing customers to quickly find accurate information. She answers questions in plain English and navigates users to relevant USCIS web pages. She is named after Emma Lazarus, whose famous words are inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Emma was developed in response to …

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DHS Enhances Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants, Final Rule Posted

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amended its regulations today to improve the programs serving the H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 nonimmigrant classifications and the EB-1 immigrant classification, and remove unnecessary hurdles that place such workers at a disadvantage when compared to similarly situated workers in other visa classifications. This final rule, posted to the Federal Register today and …

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