Client Advisory: CBP Changes Policy on Filing Subsequent L-1 Petitions at Canadian Ports of Entry and Pre-Clearance Locations
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made an unannounced shift in how it will process subsequent L-1 petitions (i.e. renewals and extensions) along the U.S. / Canadian border.
As of Friday, April 5, 2019, USCIS received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions in order to meet the 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2020.
CEO members of the Business Roundtable sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging the agency to cease making changes that “inflict substantial harm on U.S. competitiveness.”
Trump Administration’s ‘Culture of No’ is Causing Risk and Unpredictability to Employment-Based Immigration
In the past 18 months, the Trump Administration has issued a series of policy memoranda that are quietly changing the landscape of employment-based immigration, and not for the better. Seemingly every time advocates and immigration counsel adjust their practices and create new strategies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) publishes another news release describing another obstacle in the adjudication of immigration petitions filed by U.S. employers on behalf of their foreign workers.