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Congratulations to North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Congratulations to North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center and its director, and our former client, Natasha Klimouk and her team on their wins at the Pan American Games.

Israeli Nationals Now Eligible for Treaty Investor Visas

More than 8 years after President Obama signed the original legislation in 2011, Israel has finally been added to the list of countries whose citizens are eligible for E-2 treaty investor status. USCIS announced in a press release this week: “Beginning May 1, eligible Israeli nationals already in the United States in a lawful nonimmigrant…
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New Decision by Attorney General Barr Means More Asylum Seekers Are Ineligible for Bond

Last week, Attorney General William Barr issued a decision in Matter of M-S-, substantially increasing the number of asylum seekers who are not eligible for release on bond while waiting for their asylum cases to be decided in immigration court. When an asylum seeker presents at a port of entry or crosses the border between…
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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2020

As of April 10th, USCIS has hit its cap of 65,000 applications for the H-1B random selection process, as well as its cap of 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemptions (also known as the ‘master’s cap’) for Fiscal Year 2020. USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions filed to: Extend the amount of…
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USCIS Launches H1-B Employer Public Database

On Monday, April 1st, USCIS launched its H1-B Employer Data Hub: a searchable database of H1-B employer information. Anyone can search the database by year, employer, location and/or NAICS code to see statistics on H1-B employment from as early as FY 2009. In addition, users can sort the data by Initial Approval, Initial Denial, Continuing…
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