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Sep
21
Grossman Young & Hammond deeply mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Especially because we are a female-led law firm, we were continuously inspired by “RBG” as a guiding light, and as an icon for justice, decency,… Read More
Sep
14
A September 14 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California effectively allowed the Trump administration to move forward with plans to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 people in the U.S. The ruling lifted an inju… Read More
Sep
10
USCIS has recently been rejecting Premium Processing (PP) requests for R-1 petitions for unprecedented reasons. For R-1 visas, reserved for religious workers, PP is typically granted when the petitioner has previously sponsored an R-1. Historically,… Read More
Aug
22
Read and subscribe to our mailing list: https://conta.cc/2Yn842G ALERT: EAD Delays lead to I-9 changes United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this week that, due to the pandemic, the production of Form I-766 employment a… Read More
Aug
22
USCIS announced major changes to its fee schedule for immigration benefits, including substantial increases for many popular visa categories. These changes, which go into effect October 2, 2020, are concerning for many immigrants, employers, families… Read More
Aug
5
Transcending BordersSM August 5, 2020 Executive Order on H-1B workers at Federal Agencies On Monday, August 3rd, President Trump signed a new executive order (EO) barring H-1B workers from replacing American workers on a federal contracts. The EO cre… Read More
Aug
4
The pandemic has put detained migrants and detention center staff in an especially precarious situation. Grossman Young interns Arryonna Santos and Maryanne Koussa detail the severity of the COVID-19 situation for those detained and working in these… Read More
Jul
14
Becki Young explains three new developments in immigration policy that impact international students. New policies disallowing fully online course loads, pandemic-related travel bans and consulate closures are confusing international students and uni… Read More
Jun
25
On Monday, USCIS announced a new rule that will affect the employment eligibility (EAD) requirements for asylum-seekers. This new rule significantly changes the requirements for obtaining work authorization, including a one-year imposed wait time bet… Read More
Jun
24
On Monday, June 22, The Trump Administration passed a new Executive Order (EO) on immigration entitled, “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.” The EO bans… Read More