An important goal of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is to protect U.S. workers from being displaced in the job market by foreign workers. Certain employment-based permanent residence applications therefore require...more
Over the last several months, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has been working closely with lawmakers on important legislation updating and refining the EB-5 program. Late last week, as a result of these efforts, Rep. Jared...more
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Civil Rights Division’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), recently settled a claim alleging that the company in question...more
Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits adjustment of status for certain grandfathered aliens who are otherwise ineligible because of violations such as entry without inspection, failure to...more
In June 2013, Macy’s Retail Holdings and other Macy’s entities (Macy’s) entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices...more
In a decision dated June 4, 2013 (Flores v. USCIS), .the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuitfound that the plain language of INA §244(f)(4) supports a path to legal permanent residence status under §245 for a...more
Florida healthcare staffing company, Avant Healthcare Professionals LLC, has agreed to pay $27,750 to resolve charges by the U.S. Department of Justice that the company posted discriminatory job advertisements on the...more
A healthcare staffing company based in Florida recently learned the hard way that it is illegal to favor foreign-trained individuals seeking permanent residence or H-1B sponsorship over U.S. workers. Many employers know that...more
EB-5 Visas are sought after investment based pathways to a Green card. An EB-5 Visa is described in Wikipedia as follows...more
The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act currently allocates 10,000 “EB-5” immigrant visas per year to qualified individuals seeking Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status - also known as a “green card” - on the basis of...more
In our previous blog post we began a discussion of key timing considerations for religious workers. Our next practice tip with regard to timing concerns the filing of immigrant I-360 petitions on behalf of religious workers....more
The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of June 2012.
Foreign investors looking for freedom and flexibility to live and work in the United States in a way accommodating to their lifestyles, should consider the little-known EB-5 investor category.
Since the regulation first...more
The USCIS, in line with current government policy, issued new regulations to work within the current law to help boost the economy by way of allowing entrepreneurs the option to apply for green cards. ...more
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