Lori Chesser

Lori Chesser

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Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Update on Visa Delays and H-1B News

Visa Delays World Wide - The Department of State (DOS) has announced that due to a central computer hardware problem, visa issuance has temporarily stopped. Applicants interviewed after June 9 will experience...more

6/19/2015 - Delays Employee Relocations H-1B Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals US Department of State USCIS Visa Caps Visas

EADs for H-4 Spouses Rule Announced

As promised since President Obama’s Executive Action of November 20, 2014, USCIS is amending its rules to allow work authorization for H-4 spouses in certain instances effective May 26, 2015. H-4 spouses (spouse...more

2/26/2015 - Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) H-1B H-4 Spouses USCIS Visas

Initial Outline of the President's Executive Action on Immigration

We reviewed the outlines of the President's plan on immigration that he announced last week. These are broad outlines gained from a meeting with the White House that included staff of the American Immigration Lawyers...more

11/24/2014 - Barack Obama DACA Enforcement H-1B Immigration Reform L-1 Visas STEM Work Permits

Rule Allowing Work for Some H-4s, Expansion of EB1 OR Category Criteria and Automatic Work Extension for Others Progresses at...

Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is publishing two proposed rules that are meant to help “attract and retain highly skilled workers”. Proposed rules do not go into effect until notice and...more

5/7/2014 - DHS EB-1 Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) Extensions H-1B H-4 Spouses Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Proposed Regulation USCIS

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: H-1B Filing Date Almost Upon Us: Considerations for Employers and Employees

With April 1 fast approaching, it is time to take a breath and make sure we have not overlooked anything in the rush to file the “cap” H-1Bs. Our office has made our list and is checking it twice – or three times (Santa has...more

3/24/2014 - Filing Deadlines H-1B Immigrants USCIS

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: H-1B Cap Reached in the First Week of Filing

On April 5, 2013, USCIS announced that it had received more than the allotted 65,000 “regular” and 20,000 US master’s degree applications for H-1B status. ...more

4/8/2013 - H-1B USCIS Visa Caps Visas

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: H-1B Season: The Running of the Bulls

The H-1B “cap” (numerical limit) is 65,000 for “regular” cases plus 20,000 for persons who have earned U.S. master’s degrees. Each year this number is “released” April 1 – 5, in a process reminiscent of the Running of the...more

4/5/2013 - H-1B Visa Caps Visas

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: H-1B "lottery" expected - Premium Processing delayed for cap-subject H-1Bs

USCIS has announced it expects that all 65,000 “regular” and all 20,000 U.S. master’s degree H-1B slots will be filled in the first five days of filing (April 1 – 5) for the first time since 2008. The government estimate was...more

3/19/2013 - H-1B USCIS Visa Caps Visas

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: New Immigration Fee Goes Into Effect

Starting February 1, people immigrating through a U.S. Consulate abroad will be required to pay a $165 fee to USCIS to recoup its processing costs for these applications....more

2/11/2013 - H-1B USCIS USCIS Immigrant Fee Visas

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