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Ritter Halliday files suit against USCIS over denial of H-1B petition

On April 4, Ritter Halliday's Brian Halliday, together with Leslie Dellon of the American Immigration Council, filed suit against U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint, filed on behalf of our client PS Lifestyle LLC, challenges the denial of an H-1B petition filed on behalf…
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Walk the Walk: H-1B Employment Must Be Non-Speculative

by Brian Halliday On the heels of their newly modified mission statement rejecting the United States as a nation of immigrants, instead shifting emphasis to “protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values," U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a 7-page policy memorandum affecting placement of H-1B workers at third-party worksites. The…
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The EU General Data Protection Regulation: Are You Ready?

The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25. If you do business with the EU, it affects you, and the penalties for noncompliance are steep. To learn more, please consider attending this breakfast seminar, sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP and the British American Chamber of Commerce: Doing business with Europe?…
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Elimination of H-4 Spouse Work Authorization on the Horizon

The Federal government recently released its Regulatory Agenda for Fall 2017. In that agenda, the Department of Homeland Security made its first concrete statement that the agency plans to remove the provision regarding work authorization for H-4 spouses from the regulations. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is expected in February 2018. https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201710&RIN=1615-AC15 Other changes…
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