News Roundup for Week of April 1st

1. USCIS announces new employer hub for H-1B visas

USCIS announced this week they are opening an H-1B Employer Data Hub as part of their overhaul of the H-1B visa program. The Hub will allow the public to search and access data related to employers seeking to use the program. According to USCIS, “This will give the public the ability to calculate approval and denial rates and to review which employers are using the H-1B program.”

2. President Trump backs off his threat to close the southern border

On Thursday, after almost a week of threatening to close the boarder between Mexico and the US, President Trump reversed his statement, instead saying he would be implementing tariffs on cars coming from Mexico. It is unclear when or if the President intends to proceed with his plan for tariffs.

3. Georgia State Legislature ends their 2019 session

The Georgia State Legislature is officially out of session for the remainder of 2019. According to the AJC, although lawmakers voted on a number of issues, “the General Assembly adjourned…with a hefty plate of leftovers to be rewarmed when it returns in 2020.” Among those leftovers were bills related to hate crimes, transportation, and school vouchers.

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