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Dec 08, 2017

EB-5 Regional Center Alert: USCIS Annual Certification Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching

The Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Immigration Practice Group reminds all EB-5 Regional Centers that the annual regional center certification submission deadline for 2017 is December 29.

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) requires all EB-5 Regional Centers to submit a Form I-924A Supplement to Form I-924 at the close of each fiscal year.  The filing serves to demonstrate that the EB-5 Regional Center remains eligible for the regional center designation.  » Read More

Jul 31, 2017

USCIS: H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Research Organizations, Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, and Other Cap-Exempt Petitioners Resumes

Following the Administration’s March 2017 halt to premium processing for H1-B Premium Processing services, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective immediately, premium processing would resume for certain petitions that may be exempt from the H-1B annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year.» Read More

Jul 19, 2017

USA Employer Eligibility Verification – Form I-9 Updates – Immediate Release

Employers must have a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for every person on their payroll who is required to complete Form I-9. All of these forms must be retained for a certain period of time.  While the I-9 Update makes doesn’t make any material changes to the I-9 Instructions, it does make changes to the documents acceptable in support of Form I-9.  » Read More

May 20, 2015

USCIS announces imminent suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B extension applications

Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an extension of the stay for an H-1B nonimmigrant.  » Read More

Dec 06, 2013

USCIS Announces Security Enhancement to E-Verify to Deter Fraudulent Use of SSNs

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new security enhancement to E-Verify to assist in preventing the fraudulent use of social security numbers (SSNs).  The security enhancement will enable employers to identify potentially fraudulent use of SSNs for employment eligibility verification.

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