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October 16, 2020

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December 24, 2019

On December 19th, the Senate passed two federal government spending bills for Fiscal Year 2020 to prevent a government shutdown, following the House of Representatives’ approval of the $1.4 trillion appropriations package on December 17th.  Current government funding ends at midnight, December 20th....

December 21, 2019

The Department of State (“DOS”) Visa Office has released the January 2020 Visa Bulletin. EB-1 Worldwide will advance by over two months while EB-1 China and India will see little to no forward movement with China moving only one week and India remaining the same at January 1, 2015. EB-3 China will f...

December 14, 2019

Lawmakers Reach Tentative Agreement on Federal Spending to Avert Government Shutdown

 
On December 12, 2019, top bipartisan congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal to approve $1.3 trillion to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2020.  Current government funding will run out on December 20,...

December 7, 2019

On September 4, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a proposed rule to expand the agency’s collection of social media information for purposes of identity verification, vetting and national security screening and inspection, in furtherance of the Trump Administration’s Execut...

December 6, 2019

Today, December 6th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will be implementing the electronic pre-registration process in the next H-1B lottery. As noted in our recent H-1B Cap Season Reminder alert, employers will be required to “pre-file” an electronic registra...

December 6, 2019

Update on Federal Lawsuit Challenging the F-1 OPT Program

On November 21, 2019, over 100 public and private colleges and universities from across 29 states and the District of Columbia, filed an amicus curiae brief in defense of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for foreign students in...

December 3, 2019

As many of our clients are already aware, the FY2021 H-1B cap season is just around the corner. As we have done in years' past, Goeschl Law Corporation will be reaching out to clients to confirm the employees included for this cap season. This year, the H-1B cap lottery process will be very differen...

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