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New York State DMV Giving “Green Light” a Test Drive
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New York State DMV Giving “Green Light” a Test Drive

Today - Monday, December 16, 2019, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles offices will open their doors to qualified persons seeking a driver license – including undocumented immigrants - who can provide satisfactory proof of identity and state residence. This follows legislation signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on June 17, 2019. The statute, titled the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, is commonly referred to as the Green Light Law. It allows all New Yorkers [...]
Practice Area(s):   Immigration
H-1B Alert: Significant Changes are Coming
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H-1B Alert: Significant Changes are Coming

Just after 5:00 PM (EST) on December 6, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will implement an H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 cap-subject petitions. The initial registration period will run from March 1 – March 20, 2020 and upends longstanding government practice for what many have referred to as “H-1B season” from January through early April each year. There are more questions than answers at this writing, but [...]
Practice Area(s):   Immigration
'Show Me the Money!' - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposes fee schedule changes for filing fee
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'Show Me the Money!' - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposes fee schedule changes for filing fee

On November 14, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the benefits agency component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, published in the Federal Register a 92-page proposed rule that will amend the fee schedule for immigration benefit requests, commonly referred to as “filing fees.” The proposed rule can be accessed at [...]
Practice Area(s):   Immigration