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04/19/2018

Immigration Alert: E-VERIFY Will Be Unavailable from April 20 – 22

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that E-Verify will be unavailable from Friday, April 20 at 9:00 PM to Sunday, April 22 at 11:59 PM EDT due to a system update. USCIS has released a fact sheet containing the following guidance: The following services will be unavailable during the update: Enrolling in E-Verify
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04/13/2018

Immigration Alert: FY2019 H-1B Cap Random Lottery Selection Process Complete

On April 12, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it completed the computer-generated random lottery selection process for cap-subject H-1B petitions filed for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019). The H-1B Cap Lottery Process USCIS received 190,098 new H-1B petitions for FY2019, exceeding the 65,000 visas
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04/06/2018

Immigration Alert: FY2019 H-1B Cap Reached

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has reached the cap for new H-1B petitions filed for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The U.S. advanced-degree exemption to the statutory cap has also been met. Lottery Selection Because USCIS has received more H-1B visa petitions than are available under the FY2019 quota, any
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03/21/2018

Immigration Alert: USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has just announced that it will temporarily suspend Premium Processing for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions. USCIS will continue to accept Premium Processing for non-cap subject petitions, including H extensions, H amendments, and H change of employer cases. Petitioners may request expedited processing of H-1B
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01/23/2018

Immigration Alert: Update: Immigration Related Services Functioning as Government Shutdown Ends

As an update to the recent alert “Government Shutdown Impacts Immigration Related Services” on January 23rd, 2018, the U.S. Congress passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government through February 8th, 2018. All government services, including immigration services which were temporarily suspended during the shutdown, have now resumed. At this time, it is unclear
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01/22/2018

Immigration Alert: Government Shutdown Impacts Immigration Related Services

The failure of Congress to reach an agreement regarding the federal budget resulted in a government shutdown effective January 20, 2018 at 12:01 AM. The shutdown is expected to impact immigration related services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the
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01/17/2018

Immigration Alert: Plan Now for H-1B Cap Filings

Monday, April 2, 2018 marks the first day U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept H-1B petitions subject to the annual cap for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which begins October 1, 2018. Preparation for H-1B cap season starts much earlier, with the identification of prospective beneficiaries and gathering of supporting documentation. With increasing
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01/16/2018

Gibney Program: Managing Global Mobility Challenges: Brexit and The Trump Administration

Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP will host the program “Managing Global Mobility Challenges: Brexit and The Trump Administration” in conjunction with BritishAmerican Business and our associated firm, Magrath Sheldrick LLP on January 17, 2018. This program will feature a panel discussion focusing on the critical issues of immigration and employment in the age of Brexit
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01/09/2018

IP Partner Angelo Mazza to Speak at IQPC 20th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit

IP Partner Angelo Mazza is speaking at the IQPC 20th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit from January 29-31, 2018 in San Francisco. The event brings together brand leaders, customs officials, law enforcement and legal counsel to discuss best practices and strategies for fighting counterfeiters. Angelo serves on the group’s on the 2018 Advisory Board. His
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01/03/2018

Brian Brokate and Angelo Mazza to Speak at PLI Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018

IP Chair Brian Brokate will serve as Co-Chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018 on January 25, 2018. This program will provide developments on recent copyright and trademark cases, and developments in anticounterfeiting. Brian will also speak on the panel “Anticounterfeiting Update.” Topics will include recent updates on direct liability case
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