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    Kathleen M. Peregoy is a highly accomplished immigration attorney and serves as Co-chair of Connell Foley's Corporate Immigration and Global Mobility practice. Prior to joining the firm, Kathleen was a partner at Dornbaum & ...

Public Charge Guidance from USCIS

On or after March 9, 2021, applicants and petitioners no longer need to provide information required solely by the Public Charge Final Rule on Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, or any evidence or documentation required on that form, with their Form I-485. In addition, applicants ...

USCIS Announces Flexibilities for Certain Foreign Student Applicants Affected by Delayed Receipt Notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced certain flexibilities for foreign students (F-1 nonimmigrants) affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

On graduation, a ...

Citizenship/Naturalization: 2020 Civics Test Withdrawn; USCIS Has Returned to 2008 Civics Test

On December 1, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a revised naturalization civics test (2020 civics test updated from 2008 civics test) as part of a decennial test review and update process. In addition to making changes to the test content, the 2020 ...

Registration Period for H-1B Visa Lottery to Open March 9; DHS Delays Implementation of Wage Based System

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that the registration period for the 2021 H-1B visa lottery will open on March 9 and run through March 25. Like last year, petitioners must create a myUSCIS Online account to electronically register and pay the $10 ...

Now Is the Time to Prepare for H-1B Cap Filings for New Hires in 2021

If you currently employ foreign nationals, please read and consider these upcoming action items relating to the rules surrounding H-1B filings for 2021.

H-1B “Cap Season” is once again upon us. It is essential for employers seeking to hire foreign national employees to identify and ...

Connell Foley Announces Launch of Corporate Immigration Practice with Addition of Boutique Firm Dornbaum & Peregoy

Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2021, the attorneys of specialty business immigration law firm Dornbaum & Peregoy LLC have joined Connell Foley to establish a new Corporate Immigration and Global Mobility Practice, as part of Connell Foley’s ...

2021 Employer To-Do Checklist
  1. CONSIDER A TELECOMMUTING POLICY AND OFFSITE WORK LOCATION SAFETY CHECKLIST. Considering the Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on normal business operations, employers may wish to adopt a flexible Telecommuting Policy that complements a phased-in return to the workplace ...

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