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January 08, 2021
Chandni Shah

H-1B Cap Lottery Process Replaced with a Salary-Based Process

Today, the Department of Homeland Security will publish a rule to replace the current H-1B lottery system for disbursing the 65,000 regular cap slots and 20,000 U.S. Master’s degree slots with a system based on wage levels assigned by the...

January 08, 2021
Tahreem Kalam

Trumps Travel Bans Suspending Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants extended until March 31, 2021

On December 31, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation extending the ban of entry to the U.S. for certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. The travel bans, originally scheduled to expire on Dec 31, 2020, have been extended until March 31,...

January 05, 2021
Aaron Lawee

TPS Automatically Extended for Citizens of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

On December 8, 2020, USCIS extended the validity of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) documents for the following countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Importantly, all work permit (Employment Authorization Documents) and I-94 forms have been automatically extended...

December 28, 2020
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

SWEEPING REGULATION CHANGES WILL AFFECT ELIGIBILITY FOR ASYLUM

Asylum protection in the United States stems from the United Nations Refugee Convention and became law in the United States by the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980. Since 1980 applying for asylum was a protection available to people...

December 22, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Holiday Wishes from MMH!

The MMH Team would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! We hope everyone stays safe and warm this holiday season.

December 14, 2020
Pawel Boruch

Advance Parole for DACA Recipients

The most recent decision from a U.S District Court in Brooklyn put DACA back where it was in 2017. This includes restoring the ability of DACA beneficiaries to seek Advance Parole Document (AP). Before that, the Trump Administration had limited...

December 08, 2020
Marjorie M. Filice

DACA Fully Restored

Last week, a federal judge ordered the Trump Administration to fully reinstate the DACA program. This means the administration will be required to open to program to new applicants for the first time since 2017. The Trump Administration has been...

December 02, 2020
Anna Buskila

Federal Court Blocks Trump’s New Prevailing Wage Rule & H-1B Rule!

On December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California set aside two H-1B rules that would have significantly changed the processing of H-1B applications.  The court has found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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