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Biometrics Requirement Temporarily Suspended

June 15, 2021

Effective May 17, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will temporarily suspend the biometrics submission requirement for certain applicants filing Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, requesting an extension of stay in or change of status to H-4, L-2, and E nonimmigrant status.

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USCIS Allows Rescheduling of Biometric Appointments by Phone

June 15, 2021

USCIS announced on May 11, 2021, that applicants, petitioners, requestors and beneficiaries may now call to reschedule their biometric services appointments scheduled at a USCIS Application Support Center.

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DOL Further Delays Prevailing Wage Computation Final Rule

June 15, 2021

The Department of Labor has delayed a final rule on prevailing wage computations from May 14, 2021, until November 14, 2022.

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Biden Raises Refugee Cap to 62,500

June 15, 2021

President Biden revised the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for fiscal year 2021, with a goal of 125,000 admissions for FY 2022.

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Use It or Lose It – Lapsing Mineral Rights

June 11, 2021

Due to shifting commodity prices, land use regulations, and a variety of other factors, mineral interests often go unused for significant periods of time.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

June 10, 2021

The story can apply directly to issues currently facing Minnesota taxpayers. Said directly, we will have “unpredictable elements” in life. And, while those elements can be insurmountable when surfacing on their own schedule, we can have a positive impact when exercising deliberate foresight.

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If I Spend Six Months and a Day in Another State, Can I Save Minnesota State Income Tax?

June 3, 2021

Minnesotans are wondering: could or should they change their residency to achieve income tax savings?

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Catch Me If You Can? Practical Approaches to Preventing Check Fraud

June 1, 2021

This article outlines practical steps for banks to take to protect themselves against check fraudsters.

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Citibank Unable to Recover $500 Million in Accidental Payments

June 1, 2021

The playground adage “finders keepers, losers weepers” appears to have been taken to new heights in a recent court decision authored by U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman, costing Citibank around $500 million.

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Vendor Contracts 101: M&A Considerations

June 1, 2021

This next installment in our Vendor Contracts 101 series takes a closer look at how to plan for mergers and acquisitions when negotiating vendors contracts.

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