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
H-1B Premium Processing Suspension Extended and Expanded (8/28/2018)
USCIS has extended the suspension of Premium Processing service for cap-subject H-1B petitions, likely until February 19, 2019. The suspension will expand to H-1B portability and amendment petitions beginning September 11. Premium Processing remains available for extension petitions and petitions from cap-exempt employers during this time.
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.
USCIS Completes Lottery Selection of FY2019 H-1B Cap Cases (4/12/2018)
On April 11, USCIS completed the required computer-generated random selection process to select 20,000 Master's Cap cases and 65,000 regular cap cases from the 190,098 H-1B petitions received during the FY2019 H-1B cap filing period.
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.