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New Opportunity to Request Reopening H-1B Petitions Previously Denied

New Opportunity to Request Reopening H-1B Petitions Previously Denied

If your H-1B petition was previously denied, it may be eligible for reconsideration under a new Department of Homeland Security announcement. Learn more about recent developments.
Employment Authorization Announced for Venezuelans

Employment Authorization Announced for Venezuelans

On March 9, 2021, USCIS announced a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans for an 18-month period beginning March 9, 2021 through September 9, 2022. Read about this authorization.
H-1B Petition Window Announced; H-1B Wage-Based Selection Process Will Not Be Implemented for 2021

H-1B Petition Window Announced; H-1B Wage-Based Selection Process Will Not Be Implemented for 2021

The USCIS has announced that the initial registration period for H-1B petitions will run from March 9 through March 25, and that the 2021: H-1B wage-based selection process will not be implemented for the 2021 selection.
USCIS Announces New Guidance for Completing Form I-9

USCIS Announces New Guidance for Completing Form I-9

DHS has extended the COVID-19 compliance accommodations for Form I-9, and USCIS has issued new I-9 guidance concerning employees with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and for DACA recipients. Read about these changes.
Big Changes Coming for H-1B’s UPDATE:

Big Changes Coming for H-1B’s UPDATE:

In a previous blog post, we noted the big changes coming for employment visas and H-1B’s based upon presidential proclamations...
Big Changes ahead for employment visas and H-1Bs: Why Now is the Time to Go Forward

Big Changes ahead for employment visas and H-1Bs: Why Now is the Time to Go Forward

There are many new developments regarding visa issuance and changes to H-1B’s. Some of these changes will not become effective as originally put forward, but they may be implemented in a slightly different form. This year is a good time to petition for any anticipated H-1B needs.
Impact of 2020 CARES Act on charitable giving

Impact of 2020 CARES Act on charitable giving

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, was signed. This Act provides significant tax relief and charitable giving benefits of both small and large gifts donated in 2020.  An outline of these gift-planning strategies are as follows.  
New Executive Order August 3, 2020 – Hiring Practices of Employers with Federal Contracts or Sub-Contracts Under Scrutiny

New Executive Order August 3, 2020 – Hiring Practices of Employers with Federal Contracts or Sub-Contracts Under Scrutiny

The president today ordered executive department and agency review of the use of foreign workers to perform certain government contracts in 2018 and 2019 to determine whether opportunities for US workers were affected. Learn more about this order.

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