Super Lawyers Magazine has named Camiel Becker, founding partner of Becker & Lee LLP, a 2018 Rising Stars for the third year in a row. The list of Rising Stars is limited to the top 2.5 % of lawyers in a state.
The Trump Administration has announced that it will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans on September 9, 2019. Salvadorans with TPS will be required to re-register for TPS and apply for new work authorization documents in order to qualify for this one final extension. The re-registration period has not yet been announced. The Trump
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it intends to abolish a 2015 rule that allowed the spouses of some H-1B visa holders to obtain work authorization in the United States. The rule allows H-4 visa holders, which are dependents of H-1B visa holders, to apply for work authorization in the United States
USCIS issued guidance making it easier for officers to deny TN visas for Canadian and Mexicans who come to the US to work as economists. On December 18, 2017 USCIS issued guidance restricts the professions that can enter the US in TN status as economists. Since the term “economist” is not defined, USCIS and CBP
In a win for promising foreign entrepreneurs, USCIS began accepting applications for entrepreneurial parole after a federal judge in Washington, D.C. ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to halt its delay of the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). The IER was an Obama administration policy that would allow promising foreign start-up founders who meet certain
Becker & Lee LLP attorneys Emily Wilson and Camiel Becker will present a training to non-profit attorneys/paralegals and the private immigration bar on how to identify employment-based green card options for TPS recipients. The panel will take place on December 11, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2 PM PT at Duane Morris in San Francisco.
On November 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti, effective July 22, 2019. Haitians living in the United States under TPS have 18 months to seek lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible, or leave the country. The announcement
On October 23, 2017, USCIS released a policy memorandum called “Rescission of Guidance Regarding Deference to Prior Determinations of Eligibility in the Adjudication of Petitions for Extension of Nonimmigrant Status.” This memorandum marks another policy shift in the H-1B program, which the Trump administration has targeted under its “Buy American Hire American” initiative. The memorandum
The Trump Administration has made it clear that it is considering terminating TPS status for a number of countries. TPS for Haiti expires on January 22, 2018 and for El Salvador on March 9, 2018. The law provides that DHS must announce these TPS designations 60 days before the program’s expiration date. Decisions on Haiti and
It is no secret that the Trump Administration wants to reform the H-1B visa program to limit H-1B visas to only the most highly skilled and highly paid foreign workers. President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, issued this past April, stated as much. Similarly, Trump has fully supported the RAISE Act, which would