The USCIS recently announced that it was extending the 60 additional days to respond to RFE’s and other filings to include those issued prior to Jan 31, 2021. You can read the notice and all of the filings covered here. The USCIS has been extremely accommodating to filers during this pandemic. Kudos to them.
Senior Partner, Mike Hammond will be speaking at the SHRM Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium on the topic of H-1b RFE’s. Sessions at the conference will cover: recent changes in U.S. immigration law, COVID related impacts to global mobility, and, a look at what we can expect in 2021. The conference is completely virtual and registration remains open.
HNM’s senior partner Mike Hammond, will be speaking at the TechServe Alliance Annual Conference to be held virtually this week. On Wed, he will be hosting a roundtable to discuss changes for the H-1b visa to be expected in light of the Biden win and on Thurs., he will be part of a panel discussing legal minefields to avoid. TechServe serves the IT and Engineering staffing and solutions space.
For all of our clients that file for your own EAD cards, please take note that the USCIS will be requiring a new form as of Aug 25th. More info. and a copy of the form can be found here.
Recently, the Department of State (DOS) announced that visa services at U.S. Consular Posts will resume operations as local conditions warrant. This is an ever changing situation and we encourage you to contact your HNM attorney before seeking any service at a US Consulate.
HLG will be hosting a free teleconference on Thurs. May 14th at 11:00 am eastern to discuss some recent changes in the immigration laws and policies relative to H-1b visas and PERM applications and also to provide updates on several misc. topics impacted by COVID-19. The seminar will specifically focus on the IT and engineering staffing market but, information will be provided that is relevant to all employers that have international workers. Register here.
The USCIS has announced that its offices would re-open to the public on June 4,2020. We are hopeful that other services including premium processing availability will shortly follow.
HLG will be hosting a free conference call for clients on Tues Jan 14th at 2:30 eastern to provide information on the new electronic registration system and the H-1b cap lottery filings for this year. Register here.
Our Senior partner, Mike Hammond spent 2 days in Wash DC this week with TechServe Alliance providing Congressional briefings and meeting with Congressional staff members to advocate for fair treatment of staffing and solution firms in any business immigration legislation that may be considered and updating them as to the current crisis being created by the Administration’s current policies and directives. Unfortunately, there was very little optimism for any legislative solutions.
Senior partner, Mike Hammond will be a speaker at the TechServe Alliance webinar discussing H-1b visas. The webinar will focus on issues facing IT and Engineering staffing/solutions firms.