No More Deference: How USCIS Will Review Requests for Extentions

By: Elizabeth Goings In its latest round of updates, on October 23, 2017, USCIS issued a policy memorandum (PM-602-0151) which addresses how officers should review nonimmigrant petitions at the time of extension. Moving forward, USCIS will adjudicate all extension petitions at the same level of review it does for initial petitions for nonimmigrant categories such […]
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ICE Inspections at Workplaces: Should We Expect It?

By: Angelita Chavez-Halaka and Elizabeth Goings Earlier this week, the Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Thomas Homan, stated the agency’s intentions to increase immigration enforcement in the workplace. Now, more than ever, employers and employees should know their workplace rights and how to prepare. Employers can take a few steps […]
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