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
USCIS Announces Implementation of new H Cap Registration Process (12/9/2019)
Employers wishing to sponsor foreign nationals for cap-subject H-1B employment in FY2021 will first need to register (and pay a $10 per beneficiary fee) between March 1 and March 20, 2020. USCIS will then run a computerized lottery no later than March 31, 2020 to select beneficiaries who may file cap-subject petitions.
Federal Courts Enjoin DHS from Implementing new Public Charge Policy (10/15/2019)
On October 11, sevearl Federal Courts issued injunctions to block the implementation of DHS' new public charge rule, including use of all new forms.
USCIS Implements new Public Charge Inadmissibility Regulations (10/10/2019)
Beginning October 15, 2019, I-485 applicants seeking to adjust status to permanent residence in the U.S. will be subject to an expanded review and parameters regarding whether they are likely to become a "public charge" – including new questions on Form I-485 and a new Form I-944 with extensive supporting documentation requirements. Nonimmigrants seeking to change or extend their status to H, L, O, E, TN, etc. (and their dependents) will also be asked on Form I-129/I-539 about their use of public benefits in their current status.
Summary of New USCIS Policies Affecting Employment-Based Immigrants (8/2/2018)
USCIS has released three new Policy Memoranda over the past few months which could have a significant impact on employment-based immigrants.
Potential Immigration Changes in 2018 (1/19/2018)
Summary of USCIS regulatory priorities for 2018, along with rumored potential immigration changes.
Update on Employment-Based I-485 Interview Requirement (10/3/2017)
USCIS has indicated that I-485 interviews for employment-based applicants began this week, and will be required for all applicants whose I-485s were filed after March 6, 2017.
Presidential Proclamation Restricting Travel from Certain Countries (9/25/2017)
On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation implementing restrictions on entry into the U.S. for travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.
What you Need to Know about DACA and Supporting Dreamers (9/14/2017)
On September 5, 2017, USCIS began a six month phase-out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Click through for additional details about DACA, the rescission of the program, pending legislation, and what you can do to help advocate in support of "Dreamers".
USCIS to Require Interviews for Green Card Applicants (8/29/2017)
Beginning October 1, 2017, USCIS will phase-in in-person interviews for employment-based green cards, a requirement which has been waived for many years.
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.