The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security recently reached a $115,000 civil settlement agreement with a California-based global technology company on the basis that it violated several export control...more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Directorate has recently begun implementation of an L-1 site inspection program in response to an August 2013 report released by...more
On April 24, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held a teleconference regarding the implementation of L-1A site visits for intra-company transferee managers and executives. As we reported, earlier this...more
On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began premium processing for H-1B visa petitions subject to the 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for...more
In the February/March 2014 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, we reported on the expansion by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of site visits to certain L-1 employers under the Administrative Site Visit and...more
Given that the H-1B visa cap was, once again, met quickly, many U.S. employers are scrambling to figure out how to hire and retain the foreign national employees that they need. As we recently reported, the U.S. Citizenship...more
In April 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) introduced electronic Forms I-94, enabling nonimmigrants entering the U.S. via air and sea to easily access their Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Records online. As of May...more
Each year millions of people come to the United States to work. But before you arrive in the United States to begin employment, there are several things that you need to know. The Chicago employment-based immigration lawyers...more
In the February/March 2013 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, we outlined the respective proposals for immigration reform put forward by both the President and a bipartisan group of eight senators. We also noted that...more
In This Issue:
- Immigration. Washington takes the first step toward immigration reform.
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state.
- Traditional. Wade Fricke and Matthew Kelley...more
Global trade continues expanding as technology continues to shrink the distances among us, and trade between the U.S. and Canada, in particular, has been expanding ever since the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”)...more
With holiday travel rapidly approaching, we encourage our clients to closely note the recent guidance the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued for L-1 visa applicants. According to the DOS’s Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM),...more
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