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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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DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

DHS and ICE announced an extension until December 31, 2020, of flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to ongoing precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for First Half of Fiscal Year 2021

November 16, 2020, was the final receipt date for new cap-subject H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before April 1, 2021.

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USCIS Updates Guidance on Naturalization Applicants

USCIS updated policy guidance to clarify the circumstances when the agency would find applicants ineligible for naturalization because they were not lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

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State Department Revises Guidance to Implement Court Order in NAM v. DHS

DOS released revised guidance implementing a court order in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Homeland Security that clarified its earlier order enjoining the government from enforcing a Trump administration ban on H, L and J nonimmigrants.

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DHS Issues Proposed Rule to Expand Biometrics Collection

DHS proposes to “permit collection of biometrics from aliens departing from airports, land ports, seaports, or any other authorized point of departure” and “to amend the regulations to provide that all aliens may be required to be photographed upon entry and/or departure.”

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USCIS Publishes Guidance on E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations

The photo E-Verify transmitted should be identical to the photo that appears on an employee’s DHS or DOS-issued document.

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OFLC Consolidates Adverse Effect Wage Rate Info for H-2A Program

The webpage contains the monthly AEWRs for range occupations and the hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations.

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USCIS Updates Guidance on Discretionary Factors for Adjustment of Status Applications

The update provides “a non-exhaustive list of positive and negative factors that may be relevant to whether an adjustment of status applicant warrants a favorable exercise of discretion.”

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in Mexico© 2021

Fredrikson & Byron Shareholders Patrick J. Kelly and Luis G. Reséndiz were recognized by Best Lawyers® in The Best Lawyers in Mexico© 2021.

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Proposed Changes to the H-1B Program and Prevailing Wage Determinations

In October 2020, the Trump administration announced three new regulations that would profoundly change – and broadly restrict – H-1B visas.

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