Immigration Insights

August 27, 2019

NP Immigration Blog

Author(s): Courtney H. New, Jason Gerrol, Mary-Benham B. Nygren

Employers are facing an ever-changing and increasingly unpredictable immigration landscape. You can rely on Nixon Peabody to analyze all the latest developments in this active area of law, and deliver the guidance you need on a variety of immigration issues.

U.S. Department of State announces shortened validity period for French E visas

On August 20, 2019, the State Department reduced the validity period of E visas for French nationals significantly.—Courtney H. New

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USCIS returns all FY 2020 H-1B petitions not selected in the lottery

Every year, foreign nationals and employers anxiously await news of whether or not their cap-subject H-1B petitions were selected in the lottery. For fiscal year 2020, the wait is officially over.—Mary-Benham B. Nygren

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DHS issues final public charge rule

The DHS final public charge rule will significantly increase the number of foreign nationals deemed “likely at any time to become a public charge” for receipt of benefits such as housing assistance and Medicaid, and who are therefore inadmissible to the U.S.—Jason Gerrol

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EB-3 green card categories unavailable for remainder of FY 2019

The Department of State announces the annual numerical quota for several green card categories has been reached, and therefore those categories are now unavailable for the remainder of FY 2019.—Jason Gerrol

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What’s the difference between E-1 and E-2 visas?

A foreign company or individual wishing to do business in the U.S. may qualify for either the E-1 or E-2 visa, but what are the differences?—Jason Gerrol, Courtney H. New

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