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U.S. Employment-Based Immigration Sponsorship Fees: Who Is Required to Pay?

Employers and employees alike often inquire as to who may pay immigration sponsorship fees for certain nonimmigrant petitions and the permanent residency (green card) process. The answer often depends on a few details,...more

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[Webinar] So You Want To Hire an H-1B Professional? Pros and Cons of Hiring and Retaining Professional Foreign National Talent -...

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Many employers cannot find enough professional U.S. workers to meet their needs, especially in today's tough hiring market. Many competitive applicants indicate that they need visa support on their employment applications....more

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Updates in Visa Bulletin May Affect H-1B Extensions Beyond Six-Year Maximum

The U.S. Department of State’s June 2022 Visa Bulletin reflects a significant advancement in the EB-2 India category. This has provided an opportunity for many applicants for permanent residence to move forward with the...more

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Jumpstart Bill Proposed for Green Cards

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The Jumpstart Our Legal Immigration System Act (Jumpstart), introduced by Zoe Lofgren (D-Calf.) in the House of Representatives, if passed, could revolutionize the green card process. The legislation would recapture thousands...more

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Establishing A Business Entity In The United States (Updated)

1. Choosing the Right Legal Structure - 1.1 Introduction - Establishing a business entity in the United States can be an important strategic step for any international company that wants to avail itself of the world’s...more

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Beltway Buzz - April 2022 #2

KBJ Makes History. On April 7, 2022, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Jackson was confirmed by a vote of 53–47, with Republicans...more

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To EB-1, or Not to EB-1, That is the Question: 4 Ways to Tame That Shrew, the Infamous Functional Manager

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Pursuing a Functional Manager Immigrant Petition does not always have to seem like you’re stuck in a Shakespearean tragedy, so this Insight will not be written in iambic pentameter – but will somewhat borrow from the Bard....more

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USCIS Expands Acceptable Evidence For EB-1 Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researcher/Professor Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its Policy Manual to expand acceptable evidence under the published material criteria for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researcher/Professor...more

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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program Returning

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Congress is set to pass Omnibus spending legislation that includes reauthorization of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program, which has been suspended since June 2021....more

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The Top 17 Workplace Law Stories from February 2022

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

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Federal Immigration Officials Expediting Processing Times for Key Green Card Documents

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Employers have reason to be thankful as federal immigration officials have taken steps in recent days to improve processing times for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for green card applicants. Fisher Phillips...more

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Immigration Officials Formalize Policy on Green Card Application Lane Changes

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In an announcement sure to be welcome news for employers, federal immigration officials recently released new instructions permitting certain employment-based green card applications to “change lanes” into another category,...more

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‘Dignity Act’ Immigration Bill Includes Mandatory E-Verify, Path to Citizenship, Border Security

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In December 2021, Congressional Democrats tried to include immigration reforms in the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). Some of the proposals would have helped unauthorized immigrants by providing those eligible with parole and...more

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Employment-Based Preference Visa: Transfer Underlying Basis for Pending Green Card Application

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For the first time, USCIS has advised people with a pending green card application of its documentary requirements for transfers between employment-based classifications and issued an alert regarding the process...more

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Follow Appropriate Recruitment Processes in PERM Labor Certification

Question: Facebook was recently in the news for failing to engage in good-faith recruitment in the PERM labor certification process. What happened, and what can other employers do to avoid potential liability?...more

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New York City Grants Non-U.S. Citizens Right to Vote in Local Elections

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The City Council of New York City unanimously passed legislation giving non-U.S. citizens the right to vote in local elections starting on January 9, 2023. The bill grants this local franchise to 800,000 non-citizens if...more

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Work Authorization Expanded for E, L and some H-4 Spouses

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One of the drawbacks of our current immigration system is that most spouses who accompany foreign workers are not allowed to work until they are well into the “green card” process. Often people spend years on temporary work...more

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The Top 15 Workplace Law Stories from October 2021

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

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Biden Administration Lifts COVID-19 Travel Bans, Adds Vaccine Requirement

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This week the Biden Administration issued a new Presidential Proclamation that will take effect on November 8, 2021, ending the U.S. COVID-19 travel restrictions that applied to most foreign national nonimmigrants traveling...more

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Biden Unveils New Vaccination and Testing Requirements for All Air Travelers to US

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The Biden Administration just announced that starting November 8, 2021 there will be stricter vaccine and COVID testing requirements for all air travelers into the US. The new rule eliminates all the regional COVID travel...more

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Department of Justice Action Suggests Employers Need to Adjust How They Recruit Foreign Workers

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The PERM Labor Certification Process (PERM) has been used since 2005 by U.S. employers to sponsor foreign national employees for Lawful Permanent Residence, also known as “green cards.” Through the PERM process, employers are...more

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Travel Ban On Certain Countries to Be Lifted On Nov. 8; Registration for 2023 Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Now Open

The White House has announced the precise date that it will lift COVID-19-related travel bans that apply to international travelers from more than 30 countries. Starting Nov. 8, 2021, travel bans will be lifted for fully...more

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Facebook enters Settlement Agreement regarding PERM Labor Certification Recruiting Practices

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Office of Public Affairs issued a press release two days ago, October 19, 2021, announcing a settlement with Facebook involving their recruiting practices to qualify foreign nationals...more

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Immigration Considerations for Foreign Property Developers Looking to Enter U.S. Market: L-1 Route

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The average American may not know that some of the largest real estate developments in recent history were completed by foreign real estate companies, such as Hong Kong- and London-based Swire Properties, Toronto-based Oxford...more

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Processing Delays Create Need to Extend Validity of Certain Expired Green Cards

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In response to continued lengthy processing delays, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted guidance in early September offering an extension to the time certain processing receipts (Form I-797)...more

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