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H-2B Cap Reached for Second Half of FY 2022

March 16, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it received enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal year 2022.

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Guidance Clarified for I-9 Native American Tribal Documents, Others

March 16, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently clarified Form I‑9 guidance related to Native American Tribal documents in M‑274, Handbook for Employers.

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USCIS No Longer Accepts Single Combined Payments on Certain Forms Filed With H-1B or H-1B1 Petitions

March 16, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that for all H-1B and H-1B1 petitions received on or after April 1, 2022, USCIS will no longer accept a single, combined fee payment when Forms I-539, I-765 or  I-824 are filed together with an H-1B or H-1B1 petition.

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USCIS Releases Statistics on H-1B Cap Registrations, Cracks Down on Multiples

March 16, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released statistics on the H-1B cap registration process.

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USCIS Urges Eligible Applicants to Switch Employment-Based Categories

March 16, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is encouraging eligible applicants to consider requesting to transfer the underlying basis of their adjustment of status applications to the first or second employment-based preference categories.

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Visa Bulletin for March Includes Updates on Employment-Based Expirations and Retrogressions

March 16, 2022

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for March 2022 includes several updates.

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United States Once Again ‘Welcomes’ Immigrants: USCIS Announces New Mission Statement

March 16, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a new mission statement after asking its employees to “submit words that they felt best illustrated the agency’s work.”

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USCIS Updates Guidance, Changes Maximum Validity Period for EADs for Certain Applicants

March 16, 2022

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published updated policy guidance that changes the maximum validity period that may be granted for employment authorization documents.

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The Glory of Junk Mail

March 3, 2022

The two most troubling sales tax issues for companies tend to be related to software and direct mail. Direct mail is especially difficult, as there are numerous issues to untangle, and a robust understanding of the facts is critical.

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SEC Proposes New Cybersecurity Risk Management Rules for Advisers and Funds

February 18, 2022

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose new rules applicable to registered investment advisers and investment companies.

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