L-1 Visa Program Lacks Consistency and USCIS Officers Require Training Concludes OIG Report

2018-03-04T00:15:27+00:00Aug 29, 2013|

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the L-1 visa program finds that Service guidance regarding specialized knowledge is not applied consistently and that more training at both CBP and USCIS is needed. For instance, the Report states this about the L-1B program: In our 2006 report Review of Vulnerabilities [...]

Charting H-1B users, as attention shifts to L-1

2018-03-03T21:39:30+00:00Apr 1, 2012|

A news article from ComputerWorld reports that as H-1B visa use stagnates, experts say changes to less strict L-1 could bring U.S. job losses. For sure, the H-1B occupies the center of the workforce visa debate. But there has been little effort in Congress this term to change the H-1B cap, which remains at 85,000, [...]

New Proposed Rule Will Offer Longer L-1 Validity Periods based on Reciprocity Schedules

2018-03-04T00:24:15+00:00Feb 2, 2012|

Why is the Department promulgating this rule? Current Department regulations require that L visa duration be limited to the validity period of the petition, which, under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, cannot exceed three years. Petitioners may apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for extension of petition validity in increments of up [...]

AAO Reverses L-1 Denial Based on Qualifying Relationship

2018-03-04T00:18:03+00:00Oct 10, 2010|

The AAO reversed the L-1 petition denial and found the petitioner only needed to document that the transfer of ownership interest between the foreign entity and existing owner occurred, noting that USCIS's focus on the purchase price was misplaced. [Courtesy- AILA] AAO L1 reversal

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