Will You Make the H-1B CAP in 2023?!

2023-02-03T15:10:16+00:00Feb 3, 2023|

On March 12, 2008, Bill Gates appeared before Congress and testified that the H-1B CAP “is arbitrarily set and bears no relation to the U.S. economy's demand for skilled professionals.” He also famously urged Congress to increase the H-1B CAP and eliminate per country caps on Green Cards. However, his most important lines during that [...]

5 Considerations When Hiring an Immigration Lawyer

2022-08-23T18:45:36+00:00Aug 23, 2022|

By Attorney Vaman Kidambi Let me start out by stating that the first thing you should do before hiring an immigration attorney is to check the attorney’s standing with the local Bar Association. This information is readily available online. For instance, attorneys admitted in New York State can be found on the New York State [...]

When Not to File an Amended H-1B Petition

2022-08-03T15:14:15+00:00Aug 3, 2022|

In May 2015, the USCIS issued draft guidance following a precedent decision in Matter or Simeio Solutions, LLC (26 I&N Dec. 542 (AAO 2015)) on when to file amended H-1B petitions. However, in 2020 following the IT Serve Alliance case, the USCIS entered into a settlement agreement where it agreed to set aside certain policies [...]

Collateral Damage: The Consequences of Delays in Immigration

2022-04-15T17:14:08+00:00Apr 15, 2022|

From attempting to change the definition of specialty occupation to expanding in-person interviews to all employment based cases and countless other similar restrictive actions, the previous administration sought to restrict the ability for businesses to attract and retain the foreign talent they needed in many ways. Apart from U.S. businesses being adversely impacted, I know [...]

7 Things to Know About the H-1B CAP

2022-02-23T17:31:40+00:00Feb 23, 2022|

The registration process for the H-1B FY2022 lottery begins shortly, and we have some tips and general guidelines for those looking to file this year. Our office is happy to assist you with these filings at no charge (except the $10 registration fee charged by USCIS). In this linked in immigration article, Attorney Kidambi offers [...]

A Lawyer Does Not Immediately Answer on LinkedIn…for a Reason

2022-02-04T17:30:32+00:00Feb 4, 2022|

Today, when responses are instantaneous and people expect instant gratification, the need to please is compelling. Take for instance the time when a client sent me an email message, followed by a phone call, all within ten minutes looking for an answer to a “pressing matter”. I understood the need for an instant answer, but [...]

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