Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker

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USCIS Guidance on “Same or Similar” Occupations

USCIS has issued a new policy memorandum (PM) outlining relevant considerations in assessing whether a position qualifies as a “same or similar” occupation to the foreign national’s previously approved job for purposes of...more

4/8/2016 - DOL Foreign Nationals Hiring & Firing I-140 I-485 Applications Immigration and Nationality Act Portability USCIS Visas

Revised Rules for H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 Workers and EB-1 Petitioners

DHS recently published amended regulations affecting certain highly skilled workers in specialty occupations from Chile, Singapore (H-1B1) and Australia (E-3), nonimmigrant workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana...more

3/9/2016 - CW-1 DHS E-3 EB-1 H-1B1 Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Hiring & Firing USCIS

Immigration Corner: Global Printing Problems for Immigrant Travel Visas, and More Road Signs on the Foggy PERM Highway

A printing problem usually can be fixed in minutes by swapping out a toner cartridge or adding some paper, or it could take a little longer to clear a complex paper jam. Right? Not at the U.S. Department of State! Apparently...more

8/19/2014 - BALCA Hiring & Firing OFLC PERM US Department of State Visas

Immigration Corner: H-1B CAP Reached!

The H-1B CAP season has come to a close and both employers and employees now anxiously await confirmation that their filings have been accepted for processing. The statutory cap of 65,000, as well as the 20,000 cap under the...more

4/17/2014 - E-3 H-1B Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Hiring & Firing Investors Students USCIS Visa Caps

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