Tag Archives: nonimmigrant visas
Two years ago, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an initiative to support small and start-up business to obtain the workers they need. Most foreign, professional level workers are hired through the H-1B Visa process. To date, smaller or start-up companies still encounter certain difficulties when applying for H-1B visas: USCIS sometimes claims that there […]
USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY2015 for both the general category and the advanced degree exemption category, and will close the filing period after today. A random selection “lottery” will occur at a later date.
Morris Deutsch and Carolyn Killea recently published “Employing High-level or Professional International Workers,” the 1st chapter in a book called “Employing International Workers: Leading Lawyers on Complying with Regulations When Hiring International Employees.” Anyone interested may purchase the book on the Thomson Reuters site.
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 […]
Immigration News Government Checking Social Networking Sites for Immigration Fraud We always have advised our clients to avoid anything the government could interpret as “fraud” in their immigration applications. For example, someone on an “H” visa or applying for permanent residence should not change job title or work location without first notifying immigration authorities. Currently, […]
Pointer: Third Country Nationals (TCNs) Should Use Caution When Processing Non-Immigrant Visa Applications in Canada By Jerry Grzeca (Vice Chair), AILA Department of State Liaison Committee [April 2010] +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Department of State Liaison Committee reminds AILA members and their third country national clients (TCNs) to use caution when considering applying for non-immigrant visas at […]
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 […]