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New York State DMV Giving “Green Light” a Test Drive
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New York State DMV Giving “Green Light” a Test Drive

Today - Monday, December 16, 2019, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles offices will open their doors to qualified persons seeking a driver license – including undocumented immigrants - who can provide satisfactory proof of identity and state residence. This follows legislation signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on June 17, 2019. The statute, titled the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, is commonly referred to as the Green Light Law. It allows all New Yorkers [...]
H-1B Alert: Significant Changes are Coming
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H-1B Alert: Significant Changes are Coming

Just after 5:00 PM (EST) on December 6, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will implement an H-1B registration process for fiscal year 2021 cap-subject petitions. The initial registration period will run from March 1 – March 20, 2020 and upends longstanding government practice for what many have referred to as “H-1B season” from January through early April each year. There are more questions than answers at this writing, but [...]
Here’s Where Immigration Stands Today in Trump’s United States
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Here’s Where Immigration Stands Today in Trump’s United States

With immigration matters figuring so prominently in the news, one might wonder, how did we get here? Many of us might think that things were always difficult, that legal entry always involved a formalized process, and that our own ancestors surely did things “the right way” after the formation of the sovereign United States of America.There were no bars to U.S. immigration until 1875, when the first exclusionary law barred convicts and prostitutes from entry. In the decades that [...]