Ceridwen Koski

Ceridwen Koski

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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A Potential Federal Government Shutdown: The Immigration Implications for Employers

Congress has until September 30, 2015 to reach an agreement on the 2016 Fiscal Year federal budget. If an agreement to fund the federal government is not reached, immigration processes are expected to be impacted as they were...more

9/24/2015 - Canada Customs and Border Protection DOL E-Verify Federal Contractors Foreign Nationals H-1B I-9 Labor Condition Applications PERM Prevailing Wages Security Checks USCIS Visas

U.S. Work Visas for International Startup Entrepreneurs: Plan Well, Know Your Options

The best way to ensure compliance with immigration regulations is to plan as far in advance as possible and to know when it is necessary to obtain a visa. ...more

8/27/2015 - Business Formation Entrepreneurs H1-B Legal Perspectives Popular Startups Visas Work Visas Young Lawyers

EB-2 India Retrogresses Significantly in November

As predicted in the August/September 2014 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin for November 2014 indicates that the priority date for the employment-based second preference...more

10/13/2014 - EB-2 Hiring & Firing US Department of State USCIS Visas

Cap-Subject H-1Bs Will Be Effective October 1

On October 1, 2014, FY 2015 H-1B cap-subject visa petitions will be valid. Individuals in possession of valid H-1B petitions must take appropriate action to demonstrate work authorization for the petitioning employer. For...more

9/16/2014 - H-1B Immigrants Visa Caps Visas

USCIS Clarifies Eligibility Requirements For STEM OPT Extension

A recent interim policy memorandum, released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), clarifies the degree completion requirements for the 17-month extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) available to...more

11/21/2013 - F-1 Immigrants STEM Students USCIS Visas

FAQs on Immigration Processing During the Federal Government Shutdown

As of the evening of October 3, 2013, Congress had not yet reached an agreement to fund the federal government. As a result, some federal agencies that rely solely on government funding cannot provide services and have been...more

10/7/2013 - DOL Government Shutdown Immigrants USCIS Visas

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