H-4 EADs and H1B Cap Season

In May 2015 USCIS issued a final rule allowing certain H-4 dependent spouses to  apply for an employment authorization document (EAD).  The current administration has issued a new rule that proposes to end employment authorization for these same H-4 visa holders. This rule could be finalized as quickly as May

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

H1B Cap Season: What You Need to Know Now

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced partial implementation to new rules regarding cap subject H1Bs. The new rules will have minimal effects regarding the application process for fiscal year 2020, but partial implementation of the new rules will favor H1B applicants with U.S. Master’s degrees this year.  Full

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Why February 5, 2019 is important for student visa holders

On August 9, 2018, USCIS issued a memorandum on how unlawful presence would be calculated for student visa holders in F, J, and M status. Before the memo was issued the student would not begin to accrue unlawful presence until the day after a formal finding was made by the government. Under

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

DMCA partner Lance Curtright’s interview with Ben Kissel on Abe Lincoln’s Top Hat

“We discuss the ongoing consequences of the government shutdown and we are joined by immigration attorney Lance Curtright to discuss unpacking disinformation, ‘Blame the Immigrant’ rhetoric and what the future has in store.”    

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Trump’s shutdown stops immigration courts from functioning

In the story linked-below, DMCA partner Lance Curtright, discusses a special case about a woman who is particularly affected by the shutdown. From the story: “‘Her husband is dying,’ immigration attorney Lance Curtright said. ‘And part of the reason we think she can get her green card in the United

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Friday, January 11, 2019
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