The Minnesota Judicial Branch is exempt from limits on gatherings imposed by Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Orders, but continues to be subject to policies established by the chief justice and court order.
We asked Judge Christian Wilton of Minnesota’s First Judicial District to outline some of the changes implemented, their effects on trial practices, and tips for how litigants should prepare for and litigate cases in the “new normal.”
For the first time, the Immigration Service will open the H-1B visa lottery on March 1, instead of April 1. The H-1B visa allows employers to hire foreign nationals to work in many types of professional positions.
On April 11, the Immigration Service announced that it received 201,011 H-1B petitions during the filing period from April 1-5, 2019. This number far exceeded the congressionally-mandated cap.