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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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Attorney Jackson Guo Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Shanghai Office

Jackson Guo, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Jackson Guo

Attorney Jackson Guo has joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Shanghai office as an officer in the China Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions and International Groups.

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Working Mother Again Names Fredrikson & Byron to “Best Law Firms for Women” List

The annual “Best Law Firms for Women” list recognizes 60 firms that utilize best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers.

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Immigration Attorney Robert Aronson Elected Chair of HIAS Board of Directors

Bob Aronson, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Bob Arronson

HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit agency that supports refugees, recently elected Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Robert D. Aronson as the new chair of its board of directors.

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Green Card Backlogs Are Long, Growing, and Inequitable, CATO Institute Says

“It will take decades and—in some categories—a half century or more to process everyone else waiting now,” the report notes.

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U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for July 2019 Notes Slowdowns or Retrogressions

The Visa Bulletin also includes details on expected potential monthly movement for the next several months.

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USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times Based on Location for Applications for Naturalization and to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

USCIS said this may mean scheduling applicants to appear for an interview at a field office outside of their normal jurisdictions.

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Do Not Accept Restricted Social Security Cards for I-9 Verification, E-Verify Warns

E-Verify recently reminded employers not to accept restricted Social Security cards as List C documents on the I-9 work authorization verification form.

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Trump Administration Imposes Hefty Fines on Immigrant Overstays

ICE has begun sending out notices of fines of up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to immigrants in the United States without authorization for violations including “failing to depart the U.S. as previously agreed.”

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U.S. Recognizes Extension of Venezuelan Passport Validity

The DOS released a statement recognizing an extension of Venezuelan passport validity for an additional five years past the printed date of expiration, for visa issuance and other consular purposes.

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OMB Concludes Review of EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program ‘Modernization’ Regulation

It is unclear when the regulation will be published or what, if any, changes have been made since the proposed rule was released in January 2017.

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