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Business Immigration Zone (BIZ): The Spring Planting Season Places Focus on the H-2A Program

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST

Spring is here, and so is the H-2A filing season. The H-2A program allows U.S. farmers and agricultural businesses to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs. A U.S. employer, an agent as described in the regulations, or an association of U.S. agricultural producers named as a joint employer may apply for H-2A workers to assist with planting and harvesting operations.

Travel Ban 3.0 Updated: DOS Waiver Process

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST

News outlet Reuters has reported that during the first month of Travel Ban 3.0, 8,400 individuals from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Venezuela applied for visas, while only an estimated 100 waivers were granted.

USCIS to Permit Reregistration for Syrians With TPS

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST

On March 5, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an announcement in the Federal Register stating that it will permit current Syrian beneficiaries of temporary protected status (TPS) to extend their status through September 30, 2019, provided they reregister for the designation between March 5, 2018, and May 4, 2018. Additionally, USCIS announced that it will automatically extend employment authorization documents (EADs) for Syrian nationals currently under the TPS program with EADs that expire on March 31, 2018, for 180 days through September 27, 2018.


Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST

If foreign national employees have recently experienced trouble scheduling INFOPASS appointments, it may be because USCIS is preparing for an expected rollout of a new pilot program over the next couple of months.

USCIS Revises Its Mission Statement

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST