Mondaq USA: Immigration
Fox Rothschild LLP
As many of you are aware, the processing of H-1B extensions at both USCIS' California Service Center (CSC) and Vermont Service Center (VSC) continues to be significantly delayed.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
From proposals to slash the H-1B cap to overhauling the EB-5 investor program, 2016 is already proving to be an interesting year for business immigration.
Investment Immigration
Introduced to attract foreign investment and facilitate job creation in the US economy, the US EB-5 program has become a popular immigration option for affluent investors intending to secure permanent residence in the USA. Recently, US Congress extended the program until September 30, 2016. Here are some misconceptions about the program.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As of April 1, 2016, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017).
Foley & Lardner
For an ever-increasing number of U.S. employers, the start of another calendar year also means H-1B season has arrived.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Employers seeking to sponsor employees for H-1B visas in 2016 should start the process now.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On January 21, 2016, the United States began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.
Duane Morris LLP
The United States has implemented changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.
The McLane Law Firm
The H-1B visa is one of the most popular work visas in the United States, but is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain due to a shortage.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On January 23, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion to extend the stay of vacatur of the current STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) program...
Holland & Knight
Under the Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security is permitted to waive the above travel restrictions if it is determined that such a waiver is in the interests of U.S. law enforcement or national security.
Duane Morris LLP
The White House is continuing to slowly roll out many of the 2014 promised changes to improve the U.S. immigration system.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The proposed rule would increase the allowable OPT period for certain STEM students from 29 to 36 months.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") and Department of State ("DOS") announced immediate implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.
Duane Morris LLP
This Alert summarizes some of the key proposed rules announced by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Comments are due by February 29, 2016.
BakerHostetler
Lottery mania has been sweeping the nation as Powerball winnings exceeded $1 billion for the first time.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act).
Morgan Lewis
VWP nationals who have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria since March 1, 2011, or who hold dual nationality with one of the countries are no longer eligible for the VWP.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the "Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015" into law.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Since September 30, 2015 Congress has considered several immigration bills that would have completely overhauled the EB-5 program.
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Fox Rothschild LLP
In our continuing series of reports, Charles ("Charlie") Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers' Association).
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As of April 1, 2016, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017).
Fox Rothschild LLP
This has been a tumultuous year in the immigration space and it ends with a massive proposed regulatory change announced on New Year's Eve by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In a recent Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, the court held that a change in the beneficiary's place of employment to a different MSA is a material change with respect to the immigration regulations, and, thus, requires that the sponsoring petitioner file an amended or new H-1B petition with a corresponding Labor Certification Application (LCA) for the new location.
Investment Immigration
Introduced to attract foreign investment and facilitate job creation in the US economy, the US EB-5 program has become a popular immigration option for affluent investors intending to secure permanent residence in the USA. Recently, US Congress extended the program until September 30, 2016. Here are some misconceptions about the program.
Littler Mendelson
A February 12, 2016, court-imposed deadline to determine the fate of certain student work permits is fast approaching.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
As background, the H-1B is the most popular temporary work visa category for professional foreign workers.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Employers seeking to sponsor employees for H-1B visas in 2016 should start the process now.
Foley & Lardner
For an ever-increasing number of U.S. employers, the start of another calendar year also means H-1B season has arrived.
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