As a business immigration attorney representing companies lawfully employing foreign workers in the U.S., I am frustrated with our dysfunctional immigration system. The president's recently issued executive order only makes...more
Small businesses and start-up companies make up a large portion of corporate America, with unique hiring and HR needs. In some cases, as a small business or a start-up company looks to expand, it will consider hiring foreign...more
In today’s tenuous economic climate – and any time, for that matter – lay-offs are, unfortunately, an unavoidable part of business operations.
As we reported last month, lay-offs are particularly stressful and...more
Lay-offs are, unfortunately, a relatively common business necessity, particularly in tough economic times like those we have seen in recent years. Lay-offs are stressful and challenging for any employee, but a lay-off can be...more
Foreign nationals often come into the U.S. under a work visa anticipating that their stay will be temporary. After working in the U.S. for a period of time, however, the individual may wish to make his or her immigration...more
Several years ago, the Indian government began outsourcing some of its consular work to private companies in certain locations around the world. These "outsourcing partners" are generally charged with receiving...more
The Home Office has introduced a new automated renewal of Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Certificate of Sponsorship annual allocations.
All Tier 2 unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship...more
Executive Summary: We are releasing this Alert to remind employers of the fast approaching April 1, 2014 deadline for filing H-1B work visa petitions on behalf of foreign employees who need sponsorship for long-term work...more
Happy New Year!
This month: "Friending" the Department of State on Facebook, BIA shines a light on the foggy EAD requirement for E and L spouses, and an unusual new member of the California State Bar....more
The State Department released the Visa Bulletin for January 2014. There was forward movement in employer based third-preference categories, as well as other worker visa categories. ...more
In November 2012, Mexico's National Migration Institute ("INM" for "Instituto Nacional de Migración") issued new regulations and guidance to implement immigration laws that were enacted in May 2011. These regulations...more
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