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OIG Finds USCIS Green Card Processing Time Information Unclear and Unrealistic

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report on March 9, 2018 entitled: “USCIS Has Unclear Website Information and Unrealistic Time Goals for Adjudication Green Card...more

3/20/2018  /  DHS , Green Cards , OIG , USCIS

Caution: Filing Multiple H-1B Petitions for the Same Employee May Lead to Denial

Federal regulations prohibit “related entities” from filing more than one H-1B petition on behalf of a foreign national unless there is a legitimate business need to do so. This rule is designed to prevent H-1B petitioners...more

USCIS Now Accepting Credit Card Payments For Some Filings

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept credit card payments at no additional cost for the USCIS filing fees associated with filing most of its forms. The credit card payment option is...more

2/16/2018  /  Credit Cards , Filing Fees , USCIS

New Year’s Resolution: Overcoming H-1B RFEs in 2018

As mentioned in our last blog post, H-1B petitions filed during 2017 were subjected to a dramatic and unprecedented increase in scrutiny by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”). As a result, thousands of...more

It’s H-1B Lottery Season Again!

While it’s holiday season for most of the world, in the immigration world December also marks the unofficial start of H-1B lottery season. Background on the H-1B Visa - The H-1B program allows employers in the United...more

Government Agencies Targeting Employers That Fail to “Hire American”

Following President Trump’s inauguration, and in response to his April 2017 “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, various agencies of the federal government have announced enhanced efforts to protect U.S. workers...more

H-4 EAD in Jeopardy?

In February 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a rule permitting certain persons maintaining H-4 nonimmigrant status to apply for and, if eligible, receive employment authorization from DHS. Employment...more

Developing Legal Theory Allows DACA Recipients to Sue Under Section 1981

It has long been thought that an employer may refuse to hire a foreign worker who: (1) is not currently authorized to work or (2) will require future visa sponsorship to work for the employer. A new legal theory has...more

Feeling Discouraged About Immigration?

Feeling Discouraged About Immigration? You are not alone. Many agree that the U.S.’s current immigration system is in need of comprehensive legislative reform....more

9/26/2017  /  DACA , DAPA , DHS , H-1B , I-9 , Immigration Reform , OPT , Travel Ban , USCIS , Visas
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