Expanding Opportunities: USCIS Updates on Permanent Residency for STEM Talent

Opening Grab: Secure your future in the U.S. – a pivotal USCIS update expands green card opportunities for STEM talent.

In a significant move on April 10, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made a pivotal update to the “Schedule A, Group II” occupations under its regulations. This update...

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Essential Immigration Insights for Mergers and Acquisitions

In the intricate world of mergers and acquisitions, attention often centers on the financial, legal, and operational dimensions. However, in a globally connected marketplace, the immigration status of a multinational workforce is increasingly pivotal. Here are five crucial immigration aspects to consider in M&A activities:

Rigorous Immigration Due Diligence

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SHELTERING ASYLUM CLAIMANTS

While providing asylum claimants with a safe place to live falls under provincial and municipal jurisdiction, the federal government recognizes the need for all orders of government to work together to address pressures on the shelter system. Since 2017, the federal government has provided almost $960 million through the Interim Housing Assistance...

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USCIS Unveils Employment Authorization Guidelines for Palestinians Eligible Under Deferred Enforced Departure

he U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a Federal Register notice detailing the application process for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Palestinians covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) until August 13, 2025. This follows President Biden’s memorandum, which defers the removal of certain Palestinians present in the U.S. as of...

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India –US Talks Could Open Doors for E-Work Visa for Indian Nationals” by UNITED NEWS OF INDIA (Sangeeta Sharma)

New Delhi, April 10 (UNI) US Immigration Attorney David Nachman who is presently in India said that an E-1/E-2 visa will soon be implemented for India.

David said that the recent trade discussions between the United States and India have hinted at a potential trade treaty that could open avenues for Indian nationals...

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USCIS Updates Asylum Application Filing Process – Effective May 9, 2024

Effective May 9th, 2024, USCIS will reject asylum applications sent to service centers instead of the correct lockbox. This change is designed to streamline processing. Special filing instructions apply to certain cases. Use the "Where to File" section of the Form I-589 webpage or the USCIS Filing Instructions Tool for accurate information.

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New Audit Requirements for EB-5 Regional Centers: What You Need to Know

USCIS has introduced mandatory audits for all EB-5 Regional Centers, occurring at least every five years. These audits aim to boost program integrity by verifying information in applications, annual certifications, and investor petitions. Centers must comply with audits or risk termination. USCIS will use Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) to ensure...

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