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On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued Executive Order 14110 on the “Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.”

EO 14110 included several directives intended to remove immigration-related impediments that make the U.S. less welcoming to noncitizen talent in the fields of artificial intelligence and other “critical and emerging technologies.”

Among the

Waking up today before the alarm sounded and reaching for my smartphone, I realized that it is March 15, 2024.

Students of Roman history and of Shakespeare know March 15 as the “Ides” (or middle) of March – the day in 44 BCE when Brutus, Cassius and several senators assassinated Julius Caesar.

As he lay

U.S. businesses sponsoring noncitizen workers for employment-based immigration benefits are facing particularly challenging headwinds stirred up by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

In a recent article I co-authored with David J. Bier of the Cato Institute, we highlight the latest USCIS tempests that are creating significant difficulties for American employers.

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Mobility leaders in multinational companies face a slew of challenging tasks. Prime among these is working with the corporate procurement department to select the best team of immigration lawyers to handle the complex needs of hundreds or thousands of noncitizen assignees and their families.

The ideal legal-services provider must effectively manage the intricacies of immigration and

On October 23, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the component within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) charged with the adjudication of applications for immigration benefits and naturalization, proposed in a 94-page, single-spaced, three-column document to “modernize” the H-1B nonimmigrant visa category for noncitizen workers in specialty occupations. The comment period for this

Many respected commissions, organizations and individuals have long assailed our nation’s administrative system for procedural fairness in immigration proceedings (including, the Federal Bar Association, which has proposed model legislation, the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, the National Immigrant Justice Center,  and Ashley Tabaddor, then

[Blogger’s Note: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has invited public comment on its proposal to allow paralegals under attorney supervision to interact with the agency in limited ways, such as requesting or rescheduling client appointments and communicating by phone with its customer service representatives. The proposal was published as a notice of an intended

Many happy thoughts and feelings collided in my mind and heart as I read the June 23, 2023 decision of the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas.

Pleasant Surprise. Few would have imagined that a coalition of conservative and liberal justices would agree that federal immigration authorities are endowed with largely unreviewable discretion to

I came to this [position as U.S. Secretary of State] with two very basic propositions, and I’ve seen those propositions, I think, validated by the experience we’ve had over the last three years. One is that if the United States is not engaged, if we’re not leading, then one of two things [will happen]: either