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Updates & Events

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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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Named 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers recognized 29 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and 15 attorneys as Minnesota Rising Stars.

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USCIS Releases New Forms for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released two new forms under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022.

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SEVIS Update: COVID-19 Guidance Extended for Nonimmigrant Students

ICE released guidance regarding distance learning to all Student and Exchange Visitor Information System users to clarify that its March 2020 guidance continues for the 2022-23 academic year only for nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9, 2020, and have continuously complied with the terms of their nonimmigrant status. Students who enrolled after March 9, 2020, must adhere to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s existing regulations regarding online learning.

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Investors File Lawsuit Against DHS To Stop EB-5 Regional Center Decertifications

A group of investment and capital firms filed a lawsuit on May 24, 2022, against the Department of Homeland Security, arguing that when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decertified existing EB-5 regional centers, it violated the Administrative Procedure Act and misinterpreted the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which was signed into law following a lapse in authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

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USCIS Implements Premium Processing for Certain EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.

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DOL Clarifies Method of Contacting AFL-CIO Required

A temporary final rule issued by the Department of Labor on May 18, 2022, included additional recruitment requirements for certain employers.

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DOL Issues Guidance on Employment of H-2B Workers in Unapproved Job Classifications

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released a bulletin to the field regarding employment of H-2B workers in unapproved job classification.

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Additional 35,000 H-2B Visas Available for Second Half of Fiscal Year

DHS and DOL announced a temporary final rule making available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022.

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DHS Announces TPS Designation, Registration Process for Afghans

The Department of Homeland Security has provided information on how to register for temporary protected status (TPS) under Afghanistan’s 18-month designation.

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June Visa Bulletin Includes Updates on ‘Other Workers,’ China, Diversity Visa Availability

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for June 2022 includes three important pieces of information.

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