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In the Courts - August 2019

In a decision of significance to H-1B petitions, Relx, Inc. d/b/a/ LexisNexis USA, and Subhasree Chatterjee v. Baran et al, U.S District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that USCIS abused its discretion in denying LexisNexis’ petition for H-1B visa status on “Specialty Occupation” grounds . . .

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The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 and its Unintended Consequences

S.386, a bill poised to be passed in the Senate, following bipartisan approval in the House, will have disastrous consequences on foreign nationals, employers, businesses and the U.S. Economy. The BELIEVE Act, an alternate bill proposed by Rand Paul, eliminates the backlog for citizens of India and China without the unintended consequence of creating years-long backlogs for all applicants.

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Immigration News Round-Up

Find out more about new EB-5 investor visa changes, how states providing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants are allowing ICE to use the photos for facial recognition and what Angelina Jolie thinks about the crisis at the U.S. Southern Border, and more.

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A Q&A with Virtual Lawyer Julie C. Hancock

Julie C.Hancock speaks about founding a virtual immigration law firm that provides expert legal and business advice on copyright, trademark, employment and artist-based visas.

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