Camiel Becker and Emily Wages will speak at the San Francisco Small Business Conference on May 17, 2017. The conference is hosted at the SBA Entrepreneur Center in San Francisco. In a presentation titled “Immigration Law in the Employment Context,” Mr. Becker and Ms. Wages will speak about the overall employment-based immigration process, I-9 compliance
This two-part training is designed to provide immigration attorneys with the basic tools necessary to represent detained clients during bond hearings, and also the knowledge to zealously advocate for clients who may be subject to prolonged detention.
Partner Christina Lee and Associate Attorney Adhemir Romero will be joining the faculty of the Bond Basics and Strategies for Representing Clients Subject to Prolonged Detention program at the Practising Law Institute on Wednesday, April 19. 2017 at 9:00am – 12pm PDT.
On March 17, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a diplomatic cable instructing consular officials around the world to immediately increase the screening of applicants for all types of visas to the United States. The cable is the first step in implementing President Trump’s “Presidential Memorandum on Implementing Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it will suspend expedited processing of visas for skilled workers in specialty occupations. The suspension will start on April 3, 2017, and last up to six months. Premium processing allows for an H1-B visa petition to be adjudicated within 15 days of filing, for a fee
The San Francisco Chronicle published an article called “Trump order dashes hopes of would-be entrepreneurs” on February 2, 2017. The article details how students and aspiring entrepreneurs have been impacted by Trump’s recent immigration travel bans and other expected anti-immigrant policies. The article quotes Becker & Lee LLP Partner Camiel Becker, who explains that in
On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (hereinafter “EO”) called “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” The EO immediately (1) Implements a travel ban from seven designated Muslim countries for 90 days; (2) Suspends refugee admissions for 120 days; and (3) Suspends interview waivers at US consulates abroad. On February 3, 2017, a Federal District Court Judge
Employers must now use the new version of Form I-9 when verifying the identity and work eligibility of new employees. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services accepted the old version through January 21, 2017. Starting January 22, 2017 employers must use the new form only. USCIS will hold a stakeholder teleconference on January 31, 2017, to
DHS published a final rule which will allow some international entrepreneurs more flexibility when applying to enter the US to start and/or expand their businesses. The new final rule, which was published on January 17, 2017 – just days before Trump’s inauguration – will take effect on July 17, 2017, unless the new GOP-led Congress
Foreign workers who can prove their work is in the “national interest” to the country can obtain permanent residency in the US without having to go through the Department of Labor PERM labor certification process. This puts such “national interest” workers on a quicker and often times cheaper pathway to obtaining their green cards through