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Newsletter – Immigration Update: November 2, 2015

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Newsletter – Immigration Update: November 2, 2015 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM…IN FLINT According to the New York Times, an annual average of 700 international students travel to Michigan, to attend University of Michigan – Flint, a small commuter school, and Kettering, an even smaller, private university. These students – from Saudi Arabia, India, China and over 40 other...
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June 3 – Federal Panel Upholds Injunction, Chinese Nationals Accused of Cheating, Immigration Overhaul Stalled

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Newsletter - Immigration Update: June 3, 2015 FEDERAL PANEL UPHOLDS INJUNCTION AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION ACTIONS Two of the three judges on a Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit left in place an injunction by a Federal District Court judge in Brownsville, TX, that put the President's executive actions on immigration on hold. The...
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March 27 – 5th Circuit Expedites Pres. Obama’s Appeal, USCIS Attempts to Make L-1’s More Accessible

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Newsletter - Immigration Update: March 27, 2015 THE 5TH CIRCUIT EXPEDITES THE APPEAL OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS On March 24, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the U.S. Department of Justice's request to expedite the appeal of the injunction placed on President Obama's Nov. 20, 2014, Executive Actions. On April 17, the appellate court will hear oral...
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March 13 – H-1B Season Begins, Republicans Meet Over Immigration, H-2B Petitions Suspended

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H-1B RACE IS SET TO BEGIN ON APRIL 1ST On April 1, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for the annual H-1B visa quota of 65,000 (plus 20,000 for holders of advanced U.S. degrees). Accordingly, we urge you to contact our office now to get your H-1B petition started right away to ensure timely preparation and filing of...
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March 6 – Pres. Obama Issues Deadline for Federal Court, DHS Receives Funding, DHS Grants Work Permits

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Newsletter - Immigration Update: March 6, 2015 PRESIDENT OBAMA SETS DEADLINE FOR APPEALING IMMIGRATION ORDER The administration asked U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen for a stay on his order last month late on Wednesday and requested a decision by Monday, March 9. The stay would reverse, or partially reverse, the injunction and allow eligible immigrants to apply for benefits, including...
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February 27 – DHS Fails to Secure Funding, SCOTUS hears Oral Argument, Federal Judge Enjoins Detentions

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HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING FAILS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The House of Representatives on Friday failed to approve a stopgap funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown at midnight. With just hours left before spending authority expires for the Department of Homeland Security, a three-week spending bill was rejected in...
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February 20 – White House Seeks Emergency Order, Boehner Might Allow DHS Shutdown

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WHITE HOUSE TO SEEK EMERGENCY ORDER AND APPEAL OF PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION In the face of an adverse ruling in a Texas federal court, President Obama's legal team have announced they will seek an emergency order that would allow for the president's immigration programs to go into effect, despite a preliminary injunction issued on Monday by a Texas federal judge. The...
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January 16 – IdNYC Drawing Large Response, Immigration Indulgence for Tech Workers and Eased Travel Restrictions on Cuba

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New York City’s Id Program Draws A Large Response This past Monday New York City launched its new municipal ID program. The IDs will be available to all City residents 14 years and older regardless of their immigration status, and comes with a number of benefits. For immigrants who are unable to obtain other government identification, the ID will now...
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January 9 – Mexico’s President Praises Obama on Immigration and Temporary Protection Status for El Salvadorians

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H-1B Cap Season Alert! USCIS will begin accepting new H-1B petitions on April 1, 2015 for the annual H-1B visa quota. As always, the earliest employment start will be October 1st. Last year 172,000 petitions were filed for only 85,000 available H-1B visas. Given the high demand last year the annual quota of H-1B visas may again be immediately satisfied....
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January 2 – H1-B Season, NYC Municipal Immigrant Support Program and Executive Action

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H-1b Season Is Now Here We strongly suggest that you begin preparation now if you are planning to file an H-1B visa petition by March 31st, 2015. Please start gathering your documents and schedule a consultation with us as soon as possible. President Obama Gives Ultimatum To Republican Critics On Immigration President Barack Obama recently called on Republican critics of...
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