CNN: DHS Finding Ways to Impact Legal Immigration Without Congress Involvement

12. Oct. 2017

This CNN report describes some of the changes we, as immigration attorneys have been experiencing.  We share this article to increase awareness regarding new challenges and the evolving landscape we are navigating through.

President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order has led to USCIS policy changes such as requiring interviews for all employment-based Adjustment of Status (I-485) applicants and a sharp increase in Request for Evidence for entry-level H-1B positions.

Looking forward, DHS may be examining modifications that will impact work authorization for spouses of H1B holders and the 2-year STEM OPT extension for F-1 graduates.