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The Rockefeller Institute of Government, in partnership with the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the University at Albany, and the University at Buffalo School of Law, recently announced the formation of the new Center for Law and Policy Solutions (CLPS).  The CLPS will develop interdisciplinary solutions to pressing law and policy issues impacting New York State.  Scott Fein will serve as Senior Advisor to CLPS which will [...]

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USCIS announced on October 23, 2017 that prior policy guidance previously issued by the agency directing officers to give deference to the findings of a previously approved petition is rescinded. Under updated policy guidance, USCIS is instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny to both initial petitions and extension requests for certain nonimmigrant visa categories. The guidance applies to nearly all nonimmigrant classifications filed using Form I-129, [...]

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