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    OFLC Approves CW-1 Program Survey From CNMI Governor

    15 May, 2019

    The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) recently received and approved a CW-1 wage survey from the governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) covering 84 occupations. OFLC approved the governor’s survey and started issuing CW-1 prevailing wage determinations on May 9, 2019, using the survey wages for occupations […]

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    President Trump Nominates Mark Morgan To Lead ICE

    15 May, 2019

    In a tweet, President Donald Trump named Mark Morgan to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “I am pleased to inform all of those that believe in a strong, fair and sound Immigration Policy that Mark Morgan will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of […]

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    USCIS Names Mark Koumans as New Deputy Director

    15 May, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 10, 2019, that Mark Koumans is the agency’s new Deputy Director, effective May 13. Mr. Koumans, a career federal employee, has served since September 2015 in a number of executive positions at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He replaces Tracy Renaud, who has served as […]

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    DHS Continues Documentation Validity for Beneficiaries of Nepal, Honduras TPS

    15 May, 2019

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will not implement or enforce the decision to terminate temporary protected status (TPS) for Honduras or Nepal pending resolution of an appeal in Ramos v. Nielsen or other order of the court, and as required by the order in Bhattarai v. Nielsen. Beneficiaries under these TPS […]

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    DHS Increases H-2B Cap for FY 2019 by 30,000 Additional Visas

    15 May, 2019

    A temporary rule jointly issued by the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL), effective May 8, 2019, increases the H-2B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2019 by 30,000. The H-2B visa permits a foreign worker to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs in the United States. The purpose of the rule is to aid U.S. […]

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    USCIS Clarifies Period of Authorized Stay for P-1S Essential Support Personnel of Individual Athletes

    15 May, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its Adjudicators Field Manual to emphasize that, under current regulations, the periods of initial authorized stay are different for individual athletes (P-1A visa) and their essential support personnel (P-1S visa). The P-1S classification is for “Essential Support Personnel” who are an integral part of the performance of […]

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