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What’s New in Immigration Law?

by Dickinson Wright on

USCIS Permits Certain EAD Applicants to apply for a Social Security Number on Form I-765 - Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security...more

USCIS Denying Pending Advance Parole Applications for Abandonment Due to International Travel

Advance Parole allows an individual to travel internationally during the pendency of an adjustment of status (AOS) application. Those individuals who hold a valid H or L visa also have the option of using that visa to travel...more

Immigration Update: USCIS Announces Filing Fee Increases

by Varnum LLP on

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) published new fee schedule for immigration and naturalization benefit requests. The fee schedule was last adjusted on November 23, 2010. The rule is in effect for applications or...more

Immigration as Mechanism for Growth in the Automotive Industry

by Varnum LLP on

Detroit, Michigan is often described as the heart of the automotive industry. With this title comes the inevitable responsibility of continuing to boost the industry's growth. Often, this growth includes hiring an increasing...more

New USCIS Policy Decision Broadens Permissible Bases for Visa Transfer of Multinational Managers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After four years of internal deliberations, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a policy memorandum binding all USCIS personnel to follow the reasoning of a 2013 USCIS Administrative Appeals Office...more

Unexpected USCIS Site Visits Expanded To L Visa Holders - Costs And Liabilities Associated With Being Noncompliant, Or Being...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

HIGHLIGHTS - - The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security Division recently announced that it is expanding worksite inspections to include employers of L-1 visa...more

Differences In Dates in USCIS L Visa Approval & Consulate Passport Visa Stamp

by Cozen O'Connor on

Your passport L-1A visa stamp is good until 2015, but the USCIS approval expires in 2014, which one is correct? The dichotomy in the passport visa stamp and the USCIS approval can be confusing. There is a difference in the...more

Work Visas Require Cooperation between Employers and Employees

by Ronald Shapiro on

Many employers hire foreign nationals to work in the United States, but the process of obtaining the necessary work permits for foreign national employees can be difficult and time-consuming. The success of a visa petition...more

Want to Start A Business In The U.S.? Which Immigration Visa You Should Select If You Are An Entrepreneur, Investor or Business...

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

Many foreign nationals who want to start a business in the United States have asked the lawyers at Scott Legal Services, P.C. to explain the different Visa options available to them. This article reviews four very popular...more

Visas: Issuance of Full Validity L Visas to Qualified Applicants

Current State Department regulations require that L visa duration be limited to the validity period of the petition, which, under Department of Homeland Security regulations, cannot exceed three years. ...more

New Compliance Concerns for Employers of Foreign Workers

by Snell & Wilmer on

Originally published in the 2012 Edition of Inside the Minds published by Aspatore/Thomson West. Introduction - This chapter discusses the current immigration enforcement climate for US employers, which involves a...more

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