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For the past four years, the U.S. immigration community and everyone who serves it have felt under siege. The Trump administration has enacted over 400 immigration policy changes. That’s one change every 3.65 days the administration has been in office. It’s a lot to keep up with. And they’re not done yet. Weary from the […] The post What to Expect on Immigration from the Biden Administration appeared first on Lentini Visas | Immigration Services,
Travel Ban Remains in Place for certain countries. silhouette plane in the air The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have published an advanced copy of a Notification of Termination of Arrival Restrictions which will be published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2020. Effective September 14, 2020, at 12:01 […] The post Travel Bans Not Lifted – Airport Screenings End appeared first on Lentini Visas | Immigration Services, Law Offices of
Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash Two summers ago, before my sons entered high school, we took a family trip to Italy. It seemed like the perfect time – my sons were old enough to appreciate the trip but not so busy they could not go. I could never have imagined then how […] The post Navigating the U.S. Immigration Labyrinth Right Now appeared first on Lentini Visas | Immigration Services, Law Offices of Jacqueline
In May, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) notified Congress that the agency predicted a budget shortfall for the remainder of 2020, reportedly due to a lower volume of filings received during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency requested a $1.2 billion bailout from Congress and noted that, if it did not receive the money, it […] The post USCIS Budget Crisis appeared first on Lentini Visas | Immigration Services, Law Offices of Jacqueline Lentini LLC
Two articles from 2020 discuss some issues for which you need to be aware. Following are the articles and the bullet points for each: Article: USCIS Informs 13,000 Federal Employees of Potential Furloughs Without Emergency Funding The potential furloughing of 13,000+ workers with USCIS will adversely affect processing times for applications for various immigration benefits.  […] The post Visa Articles to Review appeared first on Lentini Visas | Immigration Services, Law Offices of Jacqueline Lentini
Photo by CALIN STAN on Unsplash U.S. Immigration laws and regulations have always required immigration attorneys to have a certain level of creativity to problem solve. Keeping current on regulation changes, combined with creativity, helped me navigate the paths to my clients’ goals even when they took unexpected turns. Over time, I got […] The post Charting the Course for H-1Bs and Other Visas Through COVID-19 appeared first on Lentini Visas | Immigration Services, Law
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash On February 3, 2020 a coding flaw in a mobile app delayed the tabulation and reporting of the Iowa Democratic Caucus results. This high-profile failure reminds us that technological glitches can show up any time but especially when a system is put to extreme use. This reminder […] The post An H-1B Season of Transition Begins appeared first on Lentini Visas | Immigration Services, Law Offices of Jacqueline Lentini
The week following Thanksgiving often signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season for those who did not dive in while still digesting their turkey dinner. As an immigration attorney, this week always turns my thoughts to preparation for the coming H-1B season. Not unlike holiday gift-giving for many, this year’s changes to the H-1B […] The post What’s New for This H-1B Cap Season appeared first on Lentini Visas | Immigration Services, Law Offices
Unlike many lawyers I know, I did not go directly from my undergraduate studies to law school. In fact, when I graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do and law was only on the back of my mind. After a stint as a […] The post International Student Enrollment Is Tapering, But Not for the Reasons You May Think appeared first on Lentini
As a lifelong fan and supporter of the foreign national community, it has been hard for me to watch the Trump Administration enact increasingly stringent visa policies and practices. Today I’m happy to report that in both the student and employment visa arenas, some of these policies and practices are being challenged in court. Pushback […] The post Universities and IT Firms Challenge USCIS Policies on Unlawful Presence and Third-Party Worksites appeared first on Lentini