U.S. Immigration has always been a hot topic, but never more so than now. As domestic interests in trade and economic growth compete against security concerns and a desire to protect American jobs, immigration is fast becoming one of the most strategic and compelling areas of U.S. law today. The ever-evolving immigration climate is influenced by changes in government laws and policies, influential court cases and grassroots practices.

This blog is designed to provide readers with a greater knowledge of key issues that could impact you, your family or your business–including identifying potential problems and possible immigration solutions. Leveraging the diverse experience of our seasoned U.S. immigration team, LMWF professionals discuss current events and key changes in immigration laws and policies, as well as practical suggestions for navigating the complex U.S. immigration system.

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Procedures for USCIS H-1B &L-1 Site Visits
December 17, 2019
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Impact of professional licences on TN applications
December 2, 2019
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USCIS Announces Plans to Raise Filing Fees Again
November 11, 2019
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EB-5 Deadline: Lower Investment Threshold Looms Large
October 29, 2019
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ICE is Conducting On-site Inspections for STEM OPT Employment
September 24, 2019
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The Road to a Green Card for Indian Nationals Remains Jammed
September 23, 2019
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What is the "Quota Backlog" ?
September 18, 2019
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Restrictive U.S. immigration good for Canada tech sector
September 18, 2019
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U.S. Immigration Options for Canadian Professional Speakers
September 18, 2019
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Protocols for Recruiting & Hiring Foreign Nationals
September 17, 2019
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10 Key Steps for an H-1B Process
September 17, 2019
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Occupational classification: What is an accountant?
August 27, 2019
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Occupational classifications: Are you an economist or an accountant?
August 19, 2019
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DHS Revises Rule Regarding "Public Charge" Ground of Inadmissibility
August 13, 2019
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U.S. doubling down on border filings scrutiny
July 19, 2019
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U.S. looking for ways to reduce legal immigration
June 21, 2019
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Government Commits to Investigating USCIS Processing Delays
June 12, 2019
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Viewpoint: Employers Should Challenge Increase of H-1B Denials
June 12, 2019
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USCIS Continues to Modify Its Policies to Reject Petitions Outright
June 11, 2019
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E-1 and E-2 change of status now available to certain New Zealanders
June 10, 2019
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U.S. Government Increases Its Social Media Screening of Visa Applicants
June 3, 2019
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Don’t assume you'll be admitted to U.S. as a Business Visitor
May 30, 2019
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Current H-1B Denial Rates Concerning
May 20, 2019
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President Trump Proposes New, Merit-Based Immigration System
May 16, 2019
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New U.S. Immigration Option Available to Israeli Citizens – E-2 (Treaty Investor) Visa
May 16, 2019
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Data Entry for H-1B Cap Filings Completed
May 16, 2019
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Why Is Your Case Taking So Long? USCIS Processing Delays Have Now Hit Crisis Levels
May 8, 2019
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Impact of H-1B visa changes for Canadian workers, U.S. employers
May 3, 2019
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Latest Update From DoS on Green Card Priority Date Movement: EB-2 and EB-3 India
May 2, 2019
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Applying for H-1B Visas Like Standing on Thin Ice
April 26, 2019
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Latest Proposal for Immigration Reform Focuses on Merit-Based System
April 26, 2019
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U.S. Government Continues to Show Hostile Stance Toward Cannabis
April 19, 2019
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USCIS Completes H-1B Petition Selection Process for FY 2020
April 12, 2019
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Despite 'Trumpocalypse' U.S. immigration still a hot ticket
March 22, 2019
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New Study Provides Further Evidence that Employers Need Talented Foreign National Employees
March 21, 2019
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New H-1B Employer Data Hub Announced by USCIS
March 20, 2019
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U.S. Expansion Guide Available through Invest Buffalo Niagara
March 13, 2019
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CASE STUDY: LMWF Assists Professional Sports Teams and Foreign Athletes with Unique Immigration Challenges
February 18, 2019
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Some of the Top Occupations Pursued by Employers in H-1B Filings are Also the Ones Most Heavily Scrutinized by USCIS
February 18, 2019
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Comparing Two Non-Immigrant Status Types: E-1 and O-1
February 18, 2019
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CASE STUDY: B-1 (in lieu of H-3) for Multinational Non-Profit Sending Workers to the U.S. for Temporary Training
February 13, 2019
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PRACTICE ALERT: Significant Changes to Forms Used to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status from within the U.S.
February 11, 2019
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PRACTICE ALERT: "Trusted Traveler" status could be revoked due to involvement in the Canadian cannabis business
February 6, 2019
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Published Changes to the H-1B Program Largely as Expected
February 1, 2019
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H-1B Cap Season for FY2020 is Here—Four Important Issues To Be Mindful of This Year
January 13, 2019
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Despite 1/11 Tweet, H-1B Visa Petitioners Likely to Continue to Encounter Obstacles
January 11, 2019
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Race for H visas likely to continue into H-1B season
January 4, 2019
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USCIS's "Streamlining" of Requests for Case Assistance Won't Make it Easier to Get Answers
January 3, 2019
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Case Study: Finding the Best U.S. Immigration Option
January 2, 2019
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As U.S. Government Shutdown Continues, Many Immigration Applications are Still Being Accepted/Processed
December 27, 2018
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Government Shutdown Could Impact Immigration-Related Government Agencies
December 20, 2018
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Cannabis and the ongoing risks at the border
December 10, 2018
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I-129 (H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN etc.) Denials on the Rise
November 16, 2018
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Discussion of New Free Trade Agreement with SHRM's Roy Maurer
November 6, 2018
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Potential Changes to H-1B Cap Lottery System
November 2, 2018
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Risks of moving or residing outside U.S. with a green card
October 24, 2018
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USCIS Updates its Policy on Required Medical Documents for Certain Immigration Benefits
October 19, 2018
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Elizabeth M. Klarin quoted in article regarding legal Canadian marijuana and the U.S. border
October 16, 2018
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CBP Issues Updated Statement on Cannabis and Crossing the U.S. Border
October 15, 2018
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North American Nations Agree on New Trade Deal
October 1, 2018
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Canadians Involved with Cannabis Economy At Risk at U.S. Borders
September 14, 2018
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Consequences of criminal activities when crossing the U.S. border
August 24, 2018
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Attitude adjustment: U.S. politics affecting Canadians crossing the border
July 31, 2018
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Well That Escalated Quickly...How Filing an H-1B Extension Could Lead to Removal Proceedings
July 20, 2018
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USCIS Outright Denials of Requests for Immigration Benefits Could Increase
July 16, 2018
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NAFTA: New occupational classifications long overdue
June 27, 2018
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President Trump Sends Signals of Possible Federal Rule Change on Marijuana Laws
June 8, 2018
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NEXUS surprise: Renewals could trigger need for U.S. work authorization
June 6, 2018
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Interesting Priority Date Updates from DoS--Rumor that EB-3 India Current by September 2018?
May 24, 2018
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Andrew M. Wilson quoted in Buffalo Law Journal regarding range of immigration issues
May 23, 2018
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Four common reasons for being refused entry to the U.S.
May 3, 2018
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Heightened Scrutiny Means Heightened Anxiety for Foreign Nationals
April 30, 2018
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Priority Date Updates from DoS: EB-1 Backlogs for India and China
April 16, 2018
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Well That Was Fast...CIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY2019
April 13, 2018
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Taking a hit: Marijuana risks at the U.S. border
April 11, 2018
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Avoiding Problems Under the 90 Day “Rule”
April 4, 2018
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Elizabeth M. Klarin comments on the proposal for visa applicants' social media search
April 4, 2018
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Changing Sentiment Not Necessarily a Measure of an Inhospitable U.S. Immigration Environment
March 27, 2018
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How E visas help Canadian companies expand into the U.S.
March 22, 2018
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The high-tech border: Risks and opportunities
March 14, 2018
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Isn’t a B-1 Enough?
March 13, 2018
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The ‘90 day rule’: U.S. complicates stance on determining preconceived intent
March 6, 2018
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Immigration in the Digital Age: Social Media Screening
February 26, 2018
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Financial implications a consideration when deciding U.S. status
January 29, 2018
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Decision to be or not to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident can’t be made lightly
January 26, 2018
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Start Planning Now-H-1B Cap Filing Season is Here
January 15, 2018
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Migrating south: The changing landscape for Canadian snowbirds in the U.S.
January 3, 2018
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