DISTRICT COURT INJUNCTION ON PUBLIC CHARGE RULE LIMITED IN SCOPE—ONLY APPLIES TO NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, AND VERMONT

By Roujin Mozaffarimehr On Wednesday August 12th, The United State Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an order limiting the scope of the nationwide injunction on the Public Charge rule that took effect earlier this year. Last month, we reported that the United States District Court, Southern District of New York issued two…

District Court in New York Issues Injunctions on Public Charge Rule During COVID Pandemic

By Roujin Mozaffarimehr On July 29th, The United States District Court, Southern District of New York issued two decisions to temporarily enjoin the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State from implementing the recent Public Charge Rule that took effect earlier in February 2020.[1] Below, we discuss the recent changes to the Public…

New June 17, 2020 USCIS Policy Memo dramatically changes adjudication of H-1Bs for IT Consulting Companies

By Radhika Balaji US Citizenship and Immigration Service’s settlement with ITServe Alliance will dramatically change the way H-1B visas have been adjudicated for the last 10 years for Information Technology companies. In its March 10, 2020 ruling in the ITServe Alliance lawsuit, the District Court opined that the two key policy memos from 2010[1] and…

Company Acquisition Strategies for a Smooth Transition

Company Acquisition Strategies for a Smooth Transition There are many ways to grow your business. One is organically, simply by reaching more customers, selling more products, increasing your profits. Another is by acquiring other businesses. This second option can be incredibly impactful, but it’s seldom without its challenges. From integrating financial systems to synthesizing disparate…