Anindita Chowdhury speaks with Anupam Singhal, Chair of Worldwide ERC, ahead of the Worldwide ERC Conference in Boston for global mobility professionals.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating guidance in our Policy Manual to increase the maximum available validity period to 5 years for initial and renewal Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for certain noncitizens who are employment authorized incident to status or circumstance, including those admitted as refugees, paroled as refugees, and granted asylum, as well as recipients of withholding of removal.
To date, Congress has not passed, nor has President Biden signed, any of the 12 spending bills needed to keep the government open beyond the end of FY2023 on September 30, 2023. Unless these appropriations bills are passed, or Congress agrees on a temporary continuing resolution (CR), funding for agencies will lapse by midnight (ET) on October 1, 2023, which could result in a shutdown of some government agencies.
If the government agencies close for budgetary reasons, all but “essential” personnel are furloughed and are not allowed to work. The following is an overview of how the immigration-related agencies have operated during prior shutdown periods. During the anticipated 2022 lapse in government funding, and what activities are considered essential (or exempt.)
Visit us at the Global Workforce Symposium at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 17 – 20. Sponsored in part by USILAW, this event will focus on exploring new horizons, challenging traditional norms, and seeking innovative solutions to current and future challenges in global mobility.
Visit us at the APAC Regional Summit at the Shangri-La Orchid Singapore on September 19 -20. Sponsored in part by USILAW, this event will feature relevant, localized education and provide an opportunity to network with industry professionals.
September 13, 2023
LOVE+RELO, hosted by Ben Cross, is the voice of the relocation industry. Watch his interview with Anindita Chowdhury of USILAW as they dive into all things immigration and mobility: where the market has been and where it is headed. Streamed live on August 8, 2023.
DOL to Evaluate Wage Data, and Fully Review Proposed Rules The USDOL further extended the effective date of Trump Era draconian measures on H-1B visa
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