On January 17, 2017, new rules will go into effect to amend, “modernize and improve” certain aspects of the employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. Administrative law requires that a Federal Agency (such as the Department of Homeland Security) first publish a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) and solicit comments prior to enacting [...]
Over the past couple of months, clients have been emailing and calling to understand when they are NOT required to file an amended petition. For instance, one caller wanted to know what would happen if the employee returns from a project and is stationed at the corporate office for 15 days before being re-deployed to [...]
In a welcome gesture, on December 4th Speaker Boehner hired Senator McCain’s long time immigration advisor and Director of Immigration Policy of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) – Rebbeca Tallent. In a press release on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s website, Jason Grumet, BPC’s president was very positive in summing up his view of Ms. Tallent’s [...]
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analyzes trends in immigration and policy proposals that would affect immigration and states on its website that, Of the 40 million foreign-born people living in the United States in 2011, about 22 million were not citizens. About half of those non-citizens were authorized to be in the United States [...]
At the request of Senator Charles Grassley, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General2 examined the potential for fraud or abuse in the L-1 intracompany transferee program and concluded among other things: Although U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations and headquarters memorandums provide guidance regarding the definition of specialized knowledge, they are insufficient to ensure [...]
H-1B Cap Season has started and we ensure your H-1B Petitions are filed with great attention to detail, thereby maximizing the chances of getting your petition accepted. Find out how you can stay on top of the “random selection process” or H-1B lottery.