President Obama Signs Law that Changes the Visa Waiver Program

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2029) (the “Law”) which not only funded the government through September 30, 2016, but also made several changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act. Read the full Alert. Questions? Contact a member of our Immigration Team.

Exciting Development Regarding H-4 EADs

In light of the latest development from the Department of Homeland Security allowing H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers to apply for employment authorizations,  we have compiled a list of important FAQs to help employers, and their employees, understand the implications of this new regulation. To learn about the FAQs regarding  H-4 EADs , and how this new development will affect …

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Impact of the Supreme Court Striking Down the Defense of Marriage Act on Immigration

By: Grant Godfrey On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the federal 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), ruling in a 5-4 decision that the law violates the rights of gays and lesbians and intrudes into states’ rights to define and regulate marriage. DOMA prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, even …

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