The Trump administration remains vigilant in changing U.S. employment-based immigration policy, leaving myriad challenges for President-elect Biden on inauguration day.
USCIS has increased Premium Processing fees. Attorney Brianna Thompson writes about the new fee schedule.
New DHS and DOL regulations will change the requirements for H-1B eligibility and result in increased prevailing wage requirements for H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, and green card sponsorship.
On October 1, 2020, President Trump signed H.R. 8337, which will continue to fund the federal government and also potentially significantly changes USCIS Premium Processing service.
On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major victory for “Dreamers” and supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, finding the Trump administration’s decision to terminate DACA was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The decision effectively allows DACA recipients to remain safe from deportation, albeit perhaps temporarily, as the Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) review options regarding the future of the DACA program.