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The Social Security Administration has ended the practice of sending employers “no-match” letters, called Employer Correction Request Notices.
In light of increased labor demands, the Department of Homeland Security announced a supplemental increase of 22,000 visas this fiscal year for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker program.
The Department of Homeland Security has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Venezuela or Syria.
Effective May 19, 2021, the Department of State is changing the certification authority for noncitizen physicians from the American Board of Medical Specialties to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The Department is warning travelers against going to “approximately 80% of countries worldwide.”
USCIS announced that F-1 students seeking optional practical training can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online if they are filing under one of several categories.
Attorneys, AILA Sue State Department for Unlawfully Refusing to Issue Visas Due to Certain Travel Bans
Attorneys Jeff Joseph of Joseph and Hall PC, Charles Kuck of Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC, and Greg Siskind of Siskind Susser PC, along with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, filed a complaint on behalf of scores of plaintiffs against the Department of State and Secretary Antony Blinken.
The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification revised its Form ETA-9141, Application for Prevailing Wage Determination, for use beginning May 3, 2021.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued guidance on March 5, 2021, for its Carrier Liaison Program on the current policy for boarding of lawful permanent residents.