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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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The Deadline to Join CMS’s IRF Settlement is September 17

If you appealed an IRF overpayment decision, you may be eligible to join this settlement. Instructions for submission can be found on the CMS website.

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Fredrikson & Byron’s Director of Public Relations Kelly Griffith Named 2019 Unsung Legal Hero

Kelly Griffith, Director of Public Relations and MarketingFredrikson & Byron’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Kelly Griffith, was named a 2019 Unsung Legal Hero by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney Aleida Ortega Conners Named 2019 Up & Coming Attorney

Aleida Conners WebsiteAleida Ortega Conners was named a 2019 Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.

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Continue to Use “Expiring” I-9 Form Until Further Notice, USCIS Says

Until further notice, employers should continue using the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, currently available on I-9 Central, even after the August 31, 2019, expiration date has passed.

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USCIS Changes Direct Filing Addresses for Certain Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions

USCIS has changed the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, as of September 1, 2019.

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18 Attorneys General Challenge Sweeping Expansion of Expedited Removal

18 attorneys general have filed an amicus brief challenging a new DHS expansion of expedited removal of undocumented immigrants. The signers support a preliminary injunction to bar implementation while the court case is proceeding.

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New Final Rule Expands Definition of ‘Public Charge,’ ‘Public Benefit’ for Inadmissibility Determinations

Among other things, the 217-page final rule defines certain terms and explains factors DHS will consider when making a public charge inadmissibility determination. Lawsuits have been filed.

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September Visa Bulletin Shows Employment-Based Advances, Retrogressions

The bulletin notes that it is “likely that corrective action will also be required for other preferences prior to the end of the fiscal year.”

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ICE Is Conducting Site Visits to STEM OPT Employers

New site visits are underway to question foreign students and company managers on optional practical training in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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USCIS Plans to Close 13 International Field Offices and Three District Offices

The first planned closures are the field offices in Monterrey, Mexico, and Seoul, South Korea, at the end of September 2019.

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