RSST Law Group sends regular updates (a.k.a. "News Flashes") to our clients and other interested parties to keep them informed of significant immigration developments. We also periodically circulate an email newsletter to clients and other interested parties to keep them informed of significant immigration developments, firm happenings, and additional information that we deem timely and of interest to our readers. Below you can find an archive of past Firm newsletters and recent / relevant News Flashes.
Relevant News Flashes
International Travel FAQs (6/7/2017)
With summer travel season upon us and extreme vetting in the news, click to access our Fact Sheet on international travel, along with some information regarding administrative processing of visa applications.
Executive Order: Buy American, Hire American (4/19/2017)
President Trump signed an Executive Order which, among other things, instructs various agencies to review immigration regulations and propose changes to better protect American workers.
USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Lottery (4/17/2017)
On April 11, USCIS completed the computerized random selection for 20,000 "Master's Cap" H-1B petitions and 65,000 "regular cap" petitions from the 199,000 petitions received in the first week of filing for the FY2018 H-1B cap.
Temporary Suspension of Second Travel Ban (3/16/2017)
The travel ban on certain nonimmigrants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been temporarily suspended, as has the ban on refugee admissions and adjudications.
New Executive Order and Travel Ban (3/6/2017)
President Trump has rescinded the January 27 Executive Order, "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Natioanls" and issued a new order which institutes a 90-day travel ban for certain individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syran and Yemen and also suspends refugee admissions and adjudications for 120 days.
Temporary Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing (3/6/2017)
USCIS has announced that, effective April 3, 2017, premium processing service for H-1B petitions will be suspended for up to 6 months to allow adjudicators to focus on the backlog of pending H-1Bs.
Temporary Suspension of Travel Ban (2/6/2017)
The travel ban for individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been temporarily suspended.
President Trump issues Executive Orders on Immigration (1/25/2017)
President Trump issued two Executive Orders relating to immigration today – one regarding border security along the southern border and the other regarding Sanctuary Cities and priority removal of certain foreign nationals. A third Executive Order is expected tomorrow which will temporarily halt admissions from certain countries and will also temporarily halt refugee admissions, among other provisions.
USCIS Final Rule to Enhance Job Portability (11/23/2016)
In a new Rule effective January 17, 2017, USCIS has codified and expanded upon long-standing interpretations of AC21, and introduced several new policies and practices with regard to nonimmigrant and immigrant job portability, particularly during the permanent residence process.
USCIS is Raising its Fees (10/24/2016)
Effective December 23, 2016, USCIS filing fees will increase by a weighted average of 21%.
Ross Silverman LLP becomes RSST Law Group (5/16/2016)
On May 16, 2016, the firm's name changed to Ross Silverman Snyder Tietjen LLP, the RSST Law Group.
DHS Expands STEM OPT Extension to 24 months (3/16/2016)
Effective May 10, 2016, STEM OPT extensions will be available to certain F-1 students for 24 months instead of 17 months, but the new provision adds employer and student obligations to the program.