All nonimmigrant visa (H-1B, L-1, B-1, etc.) applicants will be required to complete the online DS-160 form prior to appearing at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy for a visa application by April 30, 2010. While several consular posts have been requiring DS-160 completion for some time, more and more consulates are requiring the DS-160 as the April 30 deadline approaches. Visa applicants should visit the U.S. State Department’s website for more information on the DS-160 and check with the applicable U.S. Consulate or Embassy for current procedures.
On August 15, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Robins v. Spokeo, Inc. (No 11-56843), a case addressing the standing necessary to maintain an action in federal court that had been remanded to the court by the Supreme Court of the United States.
On January 25, 2017, the Trump administration turned its focus to immigration by issuing two executive orders satisfying key campaign promises. At first blush, the executive orders appeared to cover issues related to illegal immigration and the building of President Trump’s border wall. But on a closer look, these executive orders appear to be the key building blocks associated with the Trump administration’s immigration strategy.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rejects Nonunion Employees’ Challenge to Unions’ Exclusive Representation of Unit Employees in Collective Bargaining
In Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, No. 16-1466 (June 27, 2018), the Supreme Court of the United States significantly expanded the rights of nonunion public employees by holding that unions may not collect fees from such employees without their consent.