US Government Resources and Websites

The following resources include a range of links, information and forms for both United States and Global Immigration requirements:

  1. “U.S. Department of Labor” (links to http://www.dol.gov)
    • “Occupational Outlook Handbook” (links to http://www.bls.gov/ooh/)
  2. “U.S. Department of State” (links to http://www.state.gov)
  3. “U.S. Customs and Immigration Services” (links to http://www.uscis.gov)
  4. “U.S. Department of Justice” (links to https://www.justice.gov)
  5. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection” (http://www.cbp.gov)

Mindset Moments

  • 2-Apr-2021

    President Biden's Measures on Immigration

    Grand Ambition and Positive Regulatory Actions Immediately upon taking office, President Biden enacted a series of Administrative and Regulatory Actions to stop the anti-immigration policies of his predecessor. He also has also proposed a sweeping ...
  • 19-Mar-2021

    U.S. Department of Labor Delays Effective Date of Trump Era Wage Increases for H-1B Visas and PERM

    DOL to Evaluate Wage Data, and Fully Review Proposed Rules The USDOL further extended the effective date of Trump Era draconian measures on H-1B visa and PERM wage requirements that were intended to gut these two employment visa programs. The DOL has ...
  • 16-Mar-2021

    Immigration Updates

    USCIS May Re-Consider Adverse H-1B Decisions and Provide Pathway to Approval Public Charge Rule Rescinded The USCIS on Friday, March 12, 2021 announced that it may “reopen and/or reconsider” denials of H-1B visa petitions based on the ...
  • 19-Feb-2021

    Biden Administration Introduces Immigration Reform Proposal

    Biden Administration Introduces Immigration Reform Proposal Pathway to Legalized Status and Citizenship for Undocumented ‘Noncitizens’ Reform of Employment Immigration including Wage Based Allocation of H-1B Visas Additional Immigration ...
  • 8-Feb-2021

    2022 H-1B Cap Lottery - UPDATE

    IMPORTANT DATES – H-1B REGISTRATION PROCESS TIMELINE The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the 2022 H-1B Cap Lottery will be continue via the electronic registration process, which was implemented in 2020. March 9: H-1B ...
  • 5-Feb-2021

    President Biden's Immigration Proposal

    President Biden’s Immigration Proposal 2022 H-1B Cap Lottery to Continue to be Randomized Computer Based Trump Policy Memorandum that Deemed ‘Computer Programmers’ to Not Qualify as a Specialty Occupation Position Rescinded The ...
  • 22-Jan-2021

    Trump's DHS Makes Last Gasp Efforts to Eliminate H-1B Visa Program

    Trump’s DHS Makes Last Gasp Efforts to Eliminate H-1B Visa Program DHS and DOL Rules Aim to Make H-1B Filings Impossible The Trump Administration in its assault on immigration has, in a last gasp effort, attempted to fatally undermine the ...
  • 22-Jan-2021

    President Biden Puts All Recent Trump Regulations in Abeyance

    President Biden Puts All Recent Trump Regulations in Abeyance Trump Regulations to Decapitate Business Immigration Withdrawn or Postponed President Biden went into action immediately after his swearing-in ceremony by signing a series of executive ...
  • 22-Jan-2021

    President Biden's Immigration Proposal

    President Biden’s Immigration Proposal Republican Senators Pour Cold Water. Indicate Narrower Bill Maybe Possible. President Biden’s comprehensive immigration proposals arrived on Capitol Hill and was immediately met with strong ...
  • 17-Jan-2021

    Immigration Update

    Trump’s DHS Makes Last Gasp Efforts to Eliminate H-1B Visas DHS and DOL Rules Aim to Make H-1B Filings Impossible The Trump Administration in its assault on immigration has, in a last gasp effort, attempted to undermine the non-immigrant and ...
  • 7-Jan-2021

    Immigration Update

    USCIS Issues Final Rule on H-1B Cap Visa Selection Process DHS Final Rules Includes Procedures IF the Registration Process is Suspended The Trump Administration has continued efforts to contravene legislative process and enact measures on immigration ...
  • 1-Dec-2020

    Immigration Update

    Trump Administration Measures to Restrict Work Visas Thrown Out The Department of Labor Called Out for Not Following Due Procedures The Trump Administration’s restrictive measures on H-1B visas, through the imposition of punitive salary ...
  • 9-Sep-2020

    URGENT IMMIGRATION UPDATES

    Trump Administration Moves Interim Final Rule to Restrict H-1B Visas Administration Looks to Short-Circuit Process to Impose Draconian Measures, With Court Challenge Likely The Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with its agency The United ...
  • 24-Aug-2020

    URGENT IMMIGRATION UPDATES

    USCIS Fee Increases Effective October 3, 2020 $4000 or $4500 Fee to apply to Most H-1B and L-1 Filings for Companies with 50 or More Employees with 50% in Non-immigrant Visas The Department of Homeland Security has recently announced fee increases ...
  • 4-Aug-2020

    URGENT IMMIGRATION UPDATES

    Trump Administration Moves to Further Restrict H-1B Visas Prohibition of H-1B Visa Holders on Federal Contracts Additional Measures in 45 Days to Subvert the H-1B Visa Program The Trump Administration, through an Executive Order, moved aggressively ...
  • 15-Jul-2020

    URGENT IMMIGRATION UPDATES

    Trump Administration Rescinds Draconian Measures Targeting F-1 Students The Trump Administration has reached a deal with U.S. Universities to extend the ability of international students with F-1 visas to take fully online course loads while ...
  • 22-Jun-2020

    URGENT IMMIGRATION UPDATES

    Trump to Suspend Nonimmigrant Visa (H-1B, L-1, J-1) Entries to U.S. Extend Blockage on Issuance of Greencards In an escalation of the Trump Administration’s efforts to restrict immigration to the United States, an Executive Order ...
  • 22-Jun-2020

    USCIS RESCINDS MEMOS ON EMPLOYER - EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS AND ITINERARY OF SERVICES

    Memos Rescinded As Part of Court Settlement As part of a court settlement in the ITServe Alliance case, the USCIS agreed to rescind the two restrictive memos that impacted H-1B petitioners, especially in cases involving Third Party Placements. These ...
  • 22-Jun-2020

    URGENT IMMIGRATION UPDATES

    Trump Executive Order Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa (H-1B, L-1, J-1) Entry to U.S. Until December 31, 2020 Extends Blockage on Issuance of Greencards Does Not Apply to Those with Valid Visas or Currently in the U.S. President Donald Trump issued an ...
  • 12-Jun-2020

    USCIS Recommencing Premium Processing

    The USCIS has announced that it will be resuming premium processing of cases in states starting next week. - Effective on June 1, 2020 USCIS will accept and process I-140 applications in premium processing - Effective June 8th, all H-1B cases (that ...
  • 12-Jun-2020

    DRACONIAN MEASURES AGAINST IMMIGRATION BEING CONTEMPLATED

    Complete Ban on Non-Immigrants and Gutting of the H-1B Visa Program President Donald J. Trump and his administration are considering draconian measures to try and stop most non-immigrants from entering the United States for an initial period of 180 ...
  • 29-May-2020

    IMMIGRATION UPDATES

    USCIS IS REOPENING OFFICES ON JUNE 4th U.S. GOV’T SUPPORTS H-4 EAD PROGRAM IN COURT NEW USCIS ACTION EXPECTED IN 90-DAYS AS A RESULT OF THE ITServe Alliance, Inc. SETTLEMENT BI-PARTISAN BILL INTRODUCED TO RECONFIGURE H-1B AND L-1 VISAS The ...
  • 24-Apr-2020

    PRESIDENTIAL EXECTIVE ORDER RESTRICTING IMMIGRATION

    60 Day Suspension for Immigrant Visas Impacts Those Outside U.S. 30 Day Timeline for Recommendations on Restrictions for NonImmigrant Visas The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order that imposed a 60- day ...
  • 24-Apr-2020

    Presidential Executive Order Not Expected To Impact Nonimmigrant Visas (including H-1B and L-1)

    Will Freeze Most Immigrant Visas Including Employer Sponsored Greencards In a rapidly developing story, the President is expected to announce far-reaching restrictions on immigration to the United States during his daily briefing later this ...
  • 27-Mar-2020

    USCIS Enables 60 Day Extensions For RFE's & NOIDS

    Effective for Notices Issued between March 1, 2020 and May 1, 2020 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has enacted a measure that will extend the deadline for Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), ...