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Federal Judges Block President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Federal judges in Hawaii and in Maryland issued a nationwide order Wednesday evening blocking President Trump’s revised travel ban. This ruling means that travelers from six Muslim-majority countries (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen)  and refugees will be able to travel to the United States. According to the Washington Post, “U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson

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April 2017 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State released its April 2017 Visa Bulletin, showing substantial advancement for China and Philippines EB-3 and modest advancements in other categories. HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF THE APRIL VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CHARTS. View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here. Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Visa Applications No changes for any categories. Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based

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DOL News Alert: DOL FAQ Temporarily Withdrawn

UPDATE – Friday, March 10, 2017: In light of stakeholder input, which the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is considering, OFLC has temporarily removed from its website PERM FAQ Round 14 regarding Actual Minimum Requirements, originally published on March 6, 2017. OFLC will clarify and republish PERM FAQ Round 14 to provide additional information on

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March 2017 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State released its March 2017 Visa Bulletin, showing that priority cutoff dates for China EB-2, India EB-2 and most EB-3 categories will slightly advance next month. HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF THE March VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CHARTS. View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here.   Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Visa Applications No changes

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Impact from Trump’s Executive Order Signed Friday

Temporary ban from Seven Nations President Trump signed an executive order on Friday, January 27th, 2017, that suspends the admission into the U.S. of people from certain countries for 90 days. This three-month ban applies to citizens of the following countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. It is important to note that

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