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Jackson Lewis Guides Olympic Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries to U.S. Citizenship

Through a joint effort of our immigration team headed by John Exner in our Los Angeles office and our sports industry group led by Gregg Clifton in our Phoenix office, Jackson Lewis was able to guide Olympic bobsledder Kaillie Humphries to U.S. citizenship just in time for her to qualify to compete on the U.S.... Continue Reading
December 6, 2021

Administration Releasing New COVID-19 International Travel Policies for Individuals Flying Into U.S.

While not all the details are available, the Biden Administration is releasing more information about the lifting of the 14-day travel restrictions. Here is what is known so far: The 14-day travel restrictions on China, Iran, the UK and Ireland, the 26 Schengen Zone countries, Brazil, South Africa and India are scheduled to be lifted... Continue Reading…
October 6, 2021

Administration Releasing New COVID-19 International Travel Policies for Individuals Flying Into U.S.

While not all the details are available, the Biden Administration is releasing more information about the lifting of the 14-day travel restrictions. Here is what is known so far: The 14-day travel restrictions on China, Iran, the UK and Ireland, the 26 Schengen Zone countries, Brazil, South Africa and India are scheduled to be lifted... Continue Reading
October 4, 2021

Temporary Suspension of Entry Ends for Certain H, L, J Visa Categories

The restrictions on the issuance of H-1B, L-1, and J-1 nonimmigrant “guest-worker” visas, which have been in place since June 24, 2020, expired without fanfare on March 31, 2021. As a result, U.S. consulates around the world will resume issuing H-1B, L-1, and J-1 visas without the need for an additional national interest exception application.... Continue Reading
April 1, 2021

Temporary Suspension of Entry Ends for Certain H, L, J Visa Categories

The restrictions on the issuance of H-1B, L-1, and J-1 nonimmigrant “guest-worker” visas, which have been in place since June 24, 2020, expired without fanfare on March 31, 2021. As a result, U.S. consulates around the world will resume issuing H-1B, L-1, and J-1 visas without the need for an additional national interest exception application.... Continue Reading…
April 1, 2021

Judge Strikes Down Administration Rules Restricting Employers’ Use of Visas

On December 1, Judge Jeffrey S. White granted the plaintiffs’ request to set aside two separate rules issued by the Trump Administration that would have drastically undermined the ability of employers to utilize both the H-1B and PERM visa programs. In Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. United States Department of Homeland Security, Judge White... Continue Reading
December 2, 2020

Judge Strikes Down Administration Rules Restricting Employers’ Use of Visas

On December 1, Judge Jeffrey S. White granted the plaintiffs’ request to set aside two separate rules issued by the Trump Administration that would have drastically undermined the ability of employers to utilize both the H-1B and PERM visa programs. In Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. United States Department of Homeland Security, Judge... Continue Reading…
December 2, 2020

Judge Strikes Down Administration Rules Restricting Employers’ Use of Visas

On December 1, Judge Jeffrey S. White granted the plaintiffs’ request to set aside two separate rules issued by the Trump Administration that would have drastically undermined the ability of employers to utilize both the H-1B and PERM visa programs. In Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. United States Department of Homeland Security, Judge... Continue Reading
December 2, 2020

WEBINAR: Navigating Immigration in the Life Sciences Industry

For employers in the life sciences industry, please note our upcoming webinar on December 2, 2020, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST. A description of the subject matter and registration details can be found here. Continue Reading
November 13, 2020

DHS Announces Relaxing Travel Restrictions to U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making it a little easier for some foreign nationals to fly to the United States by lifting certain restrictions in place following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the restrictions, any airplanes carrying passengers who had recently travelled to or had been present in China, Iran, the... Continue Reading…
October 2, 2020

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