All posts by Neil A. Weinrib & Associates

NEWSLETTER: November 15, 2016

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Newsletter - Immigration Update: November 15, 2016 WHAT LIES AHEAD IN U.S. IMMIGRATION WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP The election of Donald Trump means that immigration enforcement is likely to take over as the core of immigration policy throughout the next four years. While it remains to be seen whether Mr. Trump will actually follow through with his radical campaign promises,...
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NEWSLETTER: October 17, 2016

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NEWSLETTER: October 17, 2016 EB-5 IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAM HAS BEEN RENEWED UNTIL DECEMBER 9, 2016 The EB-5 immigrant investor program, a program that rewards foreign investors who invest $500,000 or $1 million in the United States with green cards, was set to expire on September 30, 2016 and has now been extended until December, 9 2016. This short extension reflects...
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NEWSLETTER: September 2, 2016

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NEWSLETTER: September 2, 2016 DONALD TRUMP WAIVERS ON IMMIGRATION PLAN The Republican presidential nominee attempted to clarify his hardline approach to illegal immigration during a nationally televised speech in Phoenix on August 31, 2016. Although Mr. Trump re-iterated his proposal to build a wall, immediately deport criminal aliens, triple the number of deportation officers, repeal President Obama's executive orders that...
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NEWSLETTER EXTRAS: August 1, 2016

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NEWSLETTER EXTRAS: August 1, 2016 24-MONTH STEM OPT EXTENSION DUE BY AUGUST 8, 2016 On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion Optional Practical Training. The...
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Newsletter – Immigration Update: July 18, 2016

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Newsletter - Immigration Update: July 18, 2016 IMMIGRATION REFORM - UPDATE As recently reported, President Barack Obama's immigration programs for the deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents born prior to the cut-off date in November 2014, as well as the expansion of deferred action for childhood arrivals, will not go into effect, with a 4-4...
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IMMIGRATION ALERT: June, 23 2016

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Newsletter - IMMIGRATION ALERT: June, 23 2016 President Obama's Immigration Reform is Dead...For Now President Barack Obama's immigration programs will not go into effect, with a 4-4 U.S. Supreme Court deadlock today resulting in a continued block against the same. The ruling spells the death knell for the deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents born...
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IMMIGRATION ALERT: June, 3 2016

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IMMIGRATION ALERT: June, 3 2016 US PLANS ON MORE DEPORTATION RAIDS, FOCUSING ON CENTRAL AMERICANS According to an internal document seen by Reuters, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently told field offices nationwide to launch a 30-day (May and June) "surge" of arrests focused on mothers and child immigrants who arrived illegally after January 1, 2014, who have...
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Newsletter – Immigration Update: April 27, 2016

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Newsletter - Immigration Update: April 27, 2016 FY 2017 H-1B VISA CAP FILINGS SET NEW RECORD On April 12, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that during the initial filing period for FY 2017 H-1B petitions (with a start date of October 1st, 2016) the agency had received approximately 236,000 H-1B petitions, an increase of approximately 3,000 petitions over...
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