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On October 8, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued an Interim Final Rule (“DHS IFR”) revising the definition of "Specialty Occupation". On that same date, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued another Interim Final Rule (“DOL IFR”), amending the regulations governing permanent Labor Certifications and Labor Condition Applications to incorporate changes to the computation of prevailing wage levels.

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On September 29th, a controversial USCIS final rule was halted in its tracks. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction halting implementation of USCIS’s Fee Rule.

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