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Ford & Harrison LLP
The Final Guidance continues to raise serious concerns for employers in the business and IT consulting industry who are most threatened by the Simeio rule.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Last month, the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) ordered a default judgment against an interest in a limited partnership connected with an EB-5 investment.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Change is on the EB-5 horizon. With the Regional Center Program nearing its expiration and recent legislative efforts coming from lawmakers, we may see some action by Congress or the Senate before the end of September.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
EADs mailed before February 16, 2015 are not subject to this requirement as they were issued before the court injunction.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released final guidance on a recent Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decision requiring amended or new H-1B petitions for workers who change job sites.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Guidance on what employers are required to do depends on the date of the employee's move, which are drawn from the publication dates of the Simeio case and issuance of USCIS policy memos.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Employees who attest to being a lawful permanent resident in Section 1 of Form I-9 may choose to present a valid Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card, for employment verification.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently published an overview of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions.
Ford & Harrison LLP
On July 8, 2015, an administrative law judge (ALJ) ordered Hartmann Studios to pay a fine of over $600,000 for more than 800 I-9 paperwork violations, the largest fine awarded by an ALJ for paperwork violations to date.
Morgan Lewis
Cutoff dates for EB-3 Philippines available, but backlogged to 2004. Cutoff dates for EB-3 China backlogged to 2004, while cutoff dates for Mexico and the rest of the world advance by three and a half months.
Ice Miller LLP
Starting in May of 2015, problems with DOS's Consular Consolidated Database (CDC) created an extensive backlog of applications, the number of which, in a Catch 22, hampered efforts to get the system back up and running.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On July 14, 2015, the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss oversight of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
US Customs and Border Protection announced the expansion of the Mobile Passport Control Program to San Francisco International Airport.
WilmerHale
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued guidance on changes in H-1B (visa) work locations in the wake of the Administrative Appeals Office's (AAO) April 9, 2015 decision in Matter of Simeio Solutions LLC.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") appears to be stepping up enforcement in the EB-5 area.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Recently, a question about Regulation S came to me from a team of very well regarded EB-5 regional center directors.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
USCIS announced today, July 14, 2015, that it completed the return of rejected fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions.
Fox Rothschild LLP
H-1B petitioners and beneficiaries alike should soon have "closure" regarding the FY 2016 H-1B cap season.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Now more than ever before, the SEC is on the path to closing down actors in the EB-5 context that engage in deception and fraud.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
USCIS announced that beginning today, July 13, 2015, the agency will resume accepting premium processing requests for H-1B extension of stay applications.
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