2017年H-1B何去何从?

加利福尼亚州议员Zoe Lofgren引进给美国众议院的2017年高技能完整性和公平法案(The High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017)要求新的H-1B工资至13万美元。使得公司难以使用H-1B计划替换美国雇员。

这项法案同时删除了基于就业的移民签证的“每个国家”上限,使所有工人得到更公平的待遇。另外来说的话,这项法案建立从F-1学生身份到合法永久居留的桥梁,取消对学生和其他临时签证持有人的签证障碍,并通过精简H-1B申请要求和减少行政费用。

Lofgren说她的法案要求 将H-1B计划重新聚焦到它原来的意图 – 寻找和找到世界上最好和最聪明的人,并补充美国劳动力有有才华,高薪,高技能的工人,帮助创造就业 这里在美国,不替换他们。

同时,参议员谢尔德·布朗宣布在参议院引进H-1B和L-1签证改革法案(H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act),他说,他的法案将堵塞H-1B和L-1签证计划的漏洞,并为美国工人和签证持有人提供更多的保护。

ICE Update: Implementation of New Executive Orders | ICE更新:执行新的行政命令

As of Thursday, January 26, 2017, ICE headquarter had not issued new directives or guidance on how to implement the Executive Orders signed by President Trump. However, some local ICE offices, including Kansas City Office of Chief Counsel, will hold requests for prosecutorial discretion (PD) in abeyance .

截至2017年1月26日星期四,ICE总部未就如何实施特朗普总统签署的行政命令发布新的指令或指导。 然而,一些地方ICE办公室,包括堪萨斯城移民顾问办公室,将暂停prosecutorial discretion (PD)请求。

Naturalization Civics Test Answer Updates | 公民考试回答更新

ATTENTION: Naturalization Test Preparers! USCIS updated some of the answers related to the new administration. The following answers are updated –

Question Update
20.  Who is one of your state’s U.S. senators now? The answer to this question may have changed on January 3, 2017, when the 115th Congress began to meet.

Give the name of one of your state’s current U.S. senators. For a list of current members of the U.S. Senate, please visit www.senate.gov.

23.   Name your U.S. representative. The answer to this question may have changed on January 3, 2017, when the 115th Congress began to meet.

Give the name of your current U.S. representative. For a list of current members of the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit www.house.gov.

28.  What is the name of the President of the United States now?
  • Donald J. Trump
  • Donald Trump
  • Trump
29.  What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
  • Michael R. Pence
  • Mike Pence
  • Pence
43.  Who is the governor of your state now? The answer to this question may have changed depending on inauguration dates.

Give the name of your state’s current governor. For a list of current governors, please visit http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml.

46.  What is the political party of the President now? Republican (Party)

注意:公民考试测试准备! USCIS更新了与新政府相关的一些答案。 以下答案已更新 –

更新
20. 现在谁是你们州的美国参议员之一? 这个问题的答案可能在2017年1月3日第115届大会开始时改变了。提供您所在州的当前美国参议员的姓名。有关美国参议院现任成员名单,请访问www.senate.gov.
23.   命名您的美国代表. 提供您目前的美国代表的姓名。有关美国众议院现任成员名单,请访问www.house.gov.
28. 现在美国总统的名字是什么?
  • 唐纳德·特朗普
29. 现在美国副总统的名字是什么?
  • 迈克·彭斯
43. 你现在的州长是谁? 这个问题的答案可能会根据就职日期而改变. 给出您所在州目前的州长名称。有关当前的州长名单,请访问 http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml.
46. 现在总统的政党是什么? 共和党

Happy Lunar New Year | 新年快乐

The Law Office of Maya Y. King wishes everyone a happy Chinese New Year. May all the expectations and goals be fulfilled. Let this New Year give you all the strength and courage.

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祝大新年快乐,大吉大利。盼抽取的都抽到,等排期的都排到。👪 祝家人早日团聚,心想事成

川普签署行政命令:边境墙和移民执法

总统唐纳德·川普星期三签署了两个行政命令,一份关于建筑墨西哥和美国边境的隔离墙,另一份关于“内部安全”。大家需要记住的是,这些的行政命令并不是实际意义上的法律,也不具有实际实行的步骤。

以下是新闻发布会的快速笔记:

  1. 边境执法行政命令:在南部边境建立一个大型边境隔离墙。 向国防部提供他们阻止“非法移民”所需的工具和资源。 在南部边境建立更多的拘留所,使拘留和返回个人“更容易和更便宜”。 结束“捕获和释放”。 优先起诉和递解其他违反我们法律的“非法移民”。 他们在监狱呆了一段时间后,他们将被送回单程票。阅读行政命令:17012530
  2. 内部执行行政命令:ICE将 恢复的安全社区程序。 拒绝某些国家的签证,并使用其他工具确保不接受来自其国家的罪犯。 剥夺来自拥有“非法移民”的避难城市的联邦拨款。阅读行政命令:17012531

美国移民律师协会强烈指责川普的行政命令。他们说,这些命令将扭转多年来对全国各地社区的公共安全,以社区为基础的警务工作。 这一决定危及移民社区和地方警察之间的信任,并且不使美国各城市更安全。

目前除普政府并没有发表任何关于工作签证,投资移民方面的法案。

USCIS Memo on Change of Gender Designation on Immigration Documents

On January 19, 2017, USCIS issued an memorandum clarifying the procedure regarding gender change requests on USCIS official documents.

The individual must present one of the following forms of evidence in support of the change in gender designation:

  • A court order granting change of sex or gender;
  • A government-issued document reflecting the requested gender designation, including an amended birth certificate, a passport, a driver’s license, etc.;
  • A letter from a licensed health care professional certifying that the requested gender designation is consistent with the individual’s gender identity;

USCIS may request additional evidence of the individual’s gender identity. Once approved, USCIS will issue an initial or amended document reflecting the changed gender designation. However, USCIS-issued documents are limited to indicating only female or male. Read the complete memo (17011937) here.

USCIS Workload Transfer and Filing Location Changes

A portion of the Forms I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, filed by applicants with pending asylum applications went from the Nebraska Service Center and the Texas Service Center to the Potomac Service Center. It should not affect the processing time.

In addition, starting January 19, 2017, you must file your Form I-140 and Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, at the addresses listed below.

The beneficiary will work in…

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) First- Class and Priority Mail Express deliveries

For overnight/courier deliveries (non-USPS)USPS

Maryland, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania

Premium Processing
USCIS Texas Service Center P.O. Box 279030
Dallas, TX 75227-9030

Premium Processing
USCIS Texas Service Center 4141 N Saint Augustine Dr. Dallas, TX 75227-4818

Tennessee

Premium Processing
USCIS Nebraska Service Center P.O. Box 87103
Lincoln, NE 68501-7103

Premium Processing USCIS Nebraska Service Center
850 S. Street
Lincoln, NE 68508