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Newsletter: August 23, 2017

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Newsletter: August 23, 2017 THE RAISE ACT WHAT IS IT? The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act, Cotton-Perdue Act) – S.354 – seeks to greatly reduce legal immigration opportunities in the United States by eliminating family-based categories, redefining other categories and removing the diversity visa. Introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA.), the...
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NEWSLETTER: July 27, 2017

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Newsletter - Immigration News July 27, 2017 NEW DIRECTIVE TELLS ICE OFFICERS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS WHILE ON DUTY The head of the ICE unit in charge of deportations issued a new directive to his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants that may be encountered while on duty regardless of criminal histories. Many see the directive...
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NEWSLETTER: May 12, 2017

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NEWSLETTER: May 12, 2017 NAWLAW IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OVER 50% OF ITS H-1B PETITIONS WERE ACCEPTED BY USCIS FOR PROCESSING U.S. LIKELY TO EXPAND AIRLINE LAPTOP BAN TO EUROPE As recently reported, the Trump administration is likely to expand a ban on laptops on commercial aircraft to include some European countries, according government officials. TRAVEL BAN ARGUMENTS FOCUS...
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NEWSLETTER: April 14, 2017

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NEWSLETTER: April 14, 2017 HAWAII ASKS FULL 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS TO HEAR TRAVEL BAN APPEAL The state of Hawaii has recently asked the full Ninth Circuit to consider the Trump administration's appeal of a preliminary injunction that barred the enforcement of a revised executive order on immigration from six predominantly Muslim countries. Hawaii has stated that this review...
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NEWSLETTER: April 7, 2017

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NEWSLETTER: April 7, 2017 USCIS HAS REACHED THE H-1B VISA CAP FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 USCIS reported today that it has now reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018 after only 4 days. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the Master's...
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NEWSLETTER: March 24, 2017

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NEWSLETTER: March 24, 2017 THE H-1B VISA IS STILL AVAILABLE - DON'T BE LEFT OUT! LESSER KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE H-1B: The H-1B is available for full-time or even part time employment. Full time employment is defined as 35 hours per week - at a minimum. It is not required that the H-1B petition be filed by the current employer....
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NEWSLETTER: March 17, 2017

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NEWSLETTER: March 17, 2017 FEDERAL JUDGES BLOCK TRUMP'S NEW TRAVEL BAN Hawaiian U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson has halted key parts of President Trump's new travel ban on Wednesday, March 15, just hours before it was set to take effect and this has a nationwide impact. Judge Watson blocked provisions of the March 6 Executive Order that would have...
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