All posts by Jon Velie

LATEST H-1B NEWS! Judge throws out Trump Administration’s Interim Final Rule restricting H-1B visas!

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, a federal judge struck down two of the Trump administration’s H-1B rules aimed at further reducing the number of visas issued to highly-skilled foreign workers. The changes

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Biden Appoints First Immigrant to Head Homeland Security

President-elect Joe Biden has named Alejandro Mayorkas, whom some have described as the personification of the American Dream, as his Homeland Security Secretary, making him the top-ranking immigrant

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Which U.S. Visas Will Be Impacted Between the Trump and Biden Administrations?

Joseph R. Biden will be the next U.S. President, but with Trump in office until January 20, 2021, which visas will continue to be affected?  People currently in the US may continue to file for any

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How Will Biden’s Business Immigration Policy Differ from Trump’s?

We compare the business immigration policies that President-elect, Joe Biden, has proposed to those that President Trump has enforced. It is not a surprise to anyone that President Trump has been the

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3 Lawsuits Against Trump’s Devastating H-1B Regulations

At the request of the Trump Administration and in Presidential proclamations issued this summer, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security issued new H-1B restrictions that immediately

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Will Trump’s Increased Wages and Restrictions on H-1B Visas Hold Up In Court?

Following President Trump’s recent proclamation, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security issued sweeping regulations on the definition and requirements for “specialty

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How You Can Downgrade Your Approved I-140 from an EB-2 to an EB3

Downgrading an approved I-140 from an EB2 to an EB3 to file an adjustment of status now, using earlier Indian priority dates can be a daunting process. Watch the video for commonly asked questions answered. The

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Trump Sends Tech Jobs Overseas Under New H-1B Rule

On Oct. 8th, the Trump administration announced two new rules that stifle U.S. companies’ ability to hire qualified H-1B visa holders. The Interim Final Rules were issued without any notice

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BREAKING: Trump restricts H-1B Visas… AGAIN! (October 6, 2020)

The Trump Administration released an interim final rule further restricting H1B regulations on October 6, 2020. The updated regulations redefine Specialty Occupation, limit validity of H1B Visas to

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USCIS Premium Processing Expanded & Cost Increased

Congress passes Bill adding new USCIS Premium Processing categories. In good news for those who need their cases decided more quickly, Congress added a number of new Premium Processing options for those

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