On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This determination immediately affects two immigration-related programs: English language study programs, as the programs are required to be accredited under the Accreditation of English Language Training […]
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USCIS announced on May 3, 2017, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in their computer-generated random process. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected. Due to the high volume of filings, USCIS is unable to provide a definite time frame […]
On May 2, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Jay Clayton as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. One of Clayton’s stated objectives is to reverse the decline in the number of public companies in recent years. He is expected to be sworn in shortly, leaving two vacancies on the commission. In addition, Clayton […]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a redesign of the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a “green card”) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD card) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project and has started issuing the new cards as of May 1, 2017. These redesigns use enhanced graphics […]
H-1B lottery completed for 2018 fiscal year On April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018 including a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap. USCIS received […]
On April 7, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance issued an interpretation that companies subject to paragraph (c) of Item 1.01 of Form SD may file only the disclosure required under paragraphs (a) and (b). The interpretation, which results from litigation challenging the conflict minerals rules, makes it clear that companies remain obligated to comply […]
On March 31, the SEC adopted rule amendments to implement inflation adjustments relating to “emerging growth company” status under the JOBS Act. The amendments: Raise from $1 billion to $1.07 billion the threshold for qualifying as an emerging growth company; and Change the cover pages of various registration and reporting forms relating to EGC status. […]
Following the recent wildfires across the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on April 11 for the entire state of Florida. This state of emergency lasts until June 10, 2017.