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Tag Archives: employment-based immigration

Backlogs in Indian and Chinese Immigration Cases

Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 11/27/13) During a recent conversation with Roberta Freedman, AILA Students & Scholars Committee member, Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa Office provided the following information and updates regarding demand in the employment-based immigrant visa categories. Please note that these notes are based on Mr. […]

Labor Department Criteria for PERM Audits and Supervised Recruitment

The Labor Department has provided a list of criteria it uses in determining which PERM applications to audit, or which will require supervised recruitment.

CIS Locks Social Security Numbers Provided by E-Verify

In an article on the USCIS website, CIS describes how it will not detect and prevent fraudulent use of Social Security Numbers through the E-Verify system.  CIS hopes to detect SSNs that have been stolen, borrowed or purchased from other individuals.  CIS is now able to lock an SSN that appears to have been misused, protecting […]

H-1B Employees – What Happens in a Government Shutdown?

Once again, we face a possible government shutdown on October 1st, since the current continuing funding resolution expires on September 30th. The last threat of a government shutdown was in 2011 and the last actual shutdown occurred in 1995-1996. The issue, how government contractors must treat H-1B employees during a shutdown, is complicated by competing […]

Developments in Immigration Reform – Spring 2013

  Here is our Spring 2013 newsletter, Developments in Immigration Reform, from Deutsch, Killea and Eapen

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Debunks Negative Myths About Immigration

    In an incisive report, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Debunks Negative Myths About Immigration  

Legal Immigration Helps the U.S. Economy

Legal Immigration Helps the U.S. Economy   A Washington Post article indicates the potential benefits of increasing legal immigration to the U.S.

CIS Fraud Detection Unit Conducts Surprise H-1B Investigations

Sep 30, 2009 USCIS’ Fraud Detection Unit Conducting Surprise Investigations of H-1B Employers The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Unit, which has conducted site visits to employers who sponsor foreign nationals for years, has recently stepped-up unannounced site visits.  FDNS reportedly has visited several of our employer clients […]

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