Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
USCIS announced that due to the termination of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights with Iran, Iranian nationals are no longer eligible for E-1 and E-2 visa changes or extensions of status. USCIS will send NOIDs to applicants who filed applications after October 3, 2018.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
The US Department of Labor's office of Foreign Labor Certification has conducted the random assignment process on H-2B temporary foreign nonagricultural worker applications received from January 2, 2020 to January 4, 2020 that requested an April 1, 2020 start date.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
On December 31, 2019, the US Department of Labor announced that it had reached a settlement with a Pennsylvania landscaping company regarding H-2B violations. A summary of the violations and settlement follow.