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The SEC’s 2020 Exam Priorities

January 17, 2020

According to the SEC, these priorities reflect certain practices and products that may present heightened risk to investors and/or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.

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USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021 Cap Season

January 14, 2020

USCIS will open an initial registration period for H-1B Electronic Registration for FY 2021 Cap Season from March 1 through March 20, 2020.

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Fake Companies Exploit F-1 Student Visa Program

January 14, 2020

NBC found that 14 “suspicious” companies employed more than 5,500 foreign students through the Optional Practical Training program.

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Trump Signs Legislation Extending EB-5 Regional Center Program and Others

January 14, 2020

President Trump has signed legislation for fiscal year 2020 that includes several immigration-related provisions and preventing government shutdown.

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EADS Extended for Six TPS Countries

January 14, 2020

DHS has extended the validity of employment authorization documents issued under TPS designations through January 4, 2021, for certain TPS beneficiaries.

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USCIS Begins Accepting Applications From Liberians

January 14, 2020

On December 26, 2019, USCIS announced it would begin accepting applications from certain Liberian nationals to adjust status to lawful permanent residence.

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DHS, DOJ Propose Rule Expanding Bars to Asylum

January 14, 2020

A new joint proposed rule by the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice would provide seven additional mandatory bars to eligibility for asylum.

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Justice Dept. Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Large Staffing Company

January 14, 2020

The Department of Justice reached a settlement agreement with Adecco USA Inc., one of the largest staffing companies in the United States.

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House Passes Bill to Address Labor Shortage in Agriculture; Senate Prospects Unclear

January 14, 2020

By a bipartisan vote of 260-165, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation intended to ease the agricultural labor shortage.

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Regulatory Agendas are No Longer Just Wish Lists

January 14, 2020

The Trump administration recently published its regulatory agenda and, of interest to employers, will redefine the term “specialty occupation.”

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