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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Episode 59 of the Immigration Lawyers Podcast

Episode 59 - Travel Ban 3.0, 90 Day Fraud, CBP Update, News Bits, Losing Asylum, Birth Certificates, Giving Full Consultations, Sad Visa Denial Case & New Facebook Page 





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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

USCIS No Longer Accepting Petitions for One-Time Increase to the Temporary Nonagricultural Visa Program

From USCIS:

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is no longer accepting petitions from U. S. employers seeking to hire temporary nonagricultural workers under the one-time increase to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 H-2B cap announced in July.
For the first time, in May, Congress delegated its authority to the Secretary of Homeland Security to increase the number of temporary nonagricultural work visas available to U.S. employers through FY 2017.
After consulting with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly determined there were not enough qualified and willing U.S. workers available to perform temporary nonagricultural labor to satisfy the needs of some American businesses in FY 2017. Consequently, additional H-2B visas were made available to American businesses that could establish they would likely suffer irreparable harm if they could not hire all the H-2B workers requested in their FY 2017 petitions. An additional 15,000 visas were made available under a final rule published in July. USCIS previously met the FY 2017 cap for H-2B visas in March.
Following the filing deadline guidance included in July’s final rule, USCIS has stopped accepting petitions and is rejecting any FY 2017 H-2B cap-subject petitions received after Sept. 15. With the close of the petition period on Sept. 15, USCIS has tabulated that it has received a total request of 13,534 workers.
In its commitment to protect U.S. workers, USCIS required petitioning employers to attest, under penalty of perjury, that their business would likely suffer irreparable harm if they could not hire all their requested H-2B workers before the end of the fiscal year. Some employers were also required to conduct a fresh round of recruitment efforts for U.S. workers before being allowed to petition for additional foreign workers.
Petitions that have been submitted but are not approved by USCIS before Oct.1 will be denied, and any associated fees will not be refunded.
USCIS will continue to accept FY 2017 H-2B petitions for workers who are exempt from the congressionally mandated cap.
Additional information about how the supplemental FY 2017 H-2B visas are being used, including information about the petitioning employers, can be found on the One-Time Increase in H-2B Nonimmigrant Visas for FY 2017 webpage.
The agency also continues to encourage the public to report H-2B program fraud and abuse by emailing reporth2babuse@uscis.dhs.gov.
For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit www.uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook(/uscis), and Instagram (@USCIS).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan Extended for 18 Months

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/temporary-protected-status-south-sudan-extended-18-months

Temporary Protected Status for Sudan to Terminate in November 2018

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/temporary-protected-status-sudan-terminate-november-2018

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-resumes-premium-processing-some-categories-applicants-seeking-h-1b-visas

EB-5 Regional Center Program Reauthorized To Dec., 8, 2017

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/eb-5-regional-center-program-63374/

OC family fights to save mom's life after US gov't denies stem cell donor entry into country

http://abc7.com/health/govt-denies-stem-cell-donor-entry-into-us-to-save-oc-womans-life/2422013/

Two killed after attempt to cross U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fatal-border-crossing-20170917-story.html

Friday, September 15, 2017

DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Four Countries

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/09/13/dhs-announces-implementation-visa-sanctions-four-countries

Trump’s travel ban expires in less than two weeks. Here’s what could happen after that.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trumps-travel-ban-expires-in-less-than-two-weeks-heres-what-could-happen-after-that/2017/09/13/5ffe6624-97eb-11e7-b569-3360011663b4_story.html?utm_term=.994787660c70#ampshare=https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trumps-travel-ban-expires-in-less-than-two-weeks-heres-what-could-happen-after-that/2017/09/13/5ffe6624-97eb-11e7-b569-3360011663b4_story.html

Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

https://apnews.com/5ac2b359ee2a48ce8c9b08d5c77ae253/Democrats-say-they-have-deal-with-Trump-on-young-immigrants

Trump visa crackdown snares Aussies MORE and more Australian tourists are getting caught at the US border, and a visa shake-up could make it worse.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/trump-visa-crackdown-snares-aussies/news-story/4f5c9888c5dcb31370085138c33dad23

Homeland Security, DOJ Get Spending Boost In House Bills

https://www.law360.com/immigration/articles/963766/homeland-security-doj-get-spending-boost-in-house-bills?nl_pk=3d58be1d-130f-45ab-8328-a9ad142de766&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=immigration

Calif. Passes Bill Setting Workplace Rules For ICE Visits

https://www.law360.com/immigration/articles/964087/calif-passes-bill-setting-workplace-rules-for-ice-visits?nl_pk=3d58be1d-130f-45ab-8328-a9ad142de766&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=immigration

House Passes Bill Targeting Immigrant Gang Members

https://www.law360.com/immigration/articles/963570/house-passes-bill-targeting-immigrant-gang-members?nl_pk=3d58be1d-130f-45ab-8328-a9ad142de766&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=immigration

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Episode 57 of the Immigration Lawyers' Podcast

Episode 57 - DACA AP, Visa Bulletin Updated, FAM Changes, Natz Photos, DACA Guidance?, Biz Tips, Co-counseling, I-486J, EB-1/NIW AAOs Awards & App Developers (Recap of Sept. 4-11, 2017)

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

EB-5 & Other USCIS Timelines For August 2017

For more information about the EB-5 program, please contact the JQK Law Firm

(310) 582-5904 or info@jqklaw.com


As of August 16, 2017:

Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur)
Processing cases as of 11/22/2015

Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions) 
Processing cases as of 01/15/2015

Form I-924 (Application for Regional Center)
Processing cases as of 12/25/2015

Click here for other USCIS Processing times

September 2017 Visa Bulletin

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin/2017/visa-bulletin-for-september-2017.html

Monday, September 4, 2017

[56] New Immigration Lawyers' Podcast Episode

For Immigration Lawyers: Episode 56 - DACA, Advance Parole, Immigration Court Decisions, ICE, EB-5 Suit, Humanitarian Reinstatement & Co-Counseling
(Recap of Aug. 21 - Sept. 3, 2017)


Friday, September 1, 2017