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Since its 2012 inception, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program has survived various lawsuits challenging its constitutionality as well as an attempt by the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") to rescind the program. Despite its checkered history, DACA looks poised to continue into the future after the Biden administration recently issued an Executive Order directing the Attorney General to "take all actions he deems appropriate, consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA."

DACA provides protection from removal as well as work ...

After federal courts blocked their first attempt in December, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") recently published a new final rule seeking to again increase the minimum wage paid to foreign workers when sponsored for an H-1B visa or green card. The DOL issued the rule on January 14, 2021 with an effective date of March 15, 2021. The DOL announced the new rule just six (6) days before the Biden administration took office. The increased wages will go into effect in a staggered manner between the effective date of the rule on July 1, 2024. The new rule could significantly impact the strategy ...

The second installment of the Summer Green Card Series explained the function of the Visa Bulletin.  In the third installment, we cover how to read the Visa Bulletin and answer some common Visa Bulletin-related questions.

How to Read the Visa Bulletin

The above figure is the Visa Bulletin’s Final Action Date Chart for July 2019, which USCIS indicated should be used to determine whether a foreign national is subject to a filing backlog.  Applicants must first determine their employment-based category.  The applicant must then look to their corresponding country of origin.  The ...

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