Mondaq USA: Immigration
Fox Rothschild LLP
If you're waiting for your employment card or greencard to be issued, your wait may be slightly longer than usual by a few weeks.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Mr. Chairman, I'm pleased to provide my testimony today as a follow-up to previous appearances before this committee.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In order to maintain data security standards and focus resources on the replacement Electronic Immigration System, USCIS decided to discontinue its legacy e-Filing system,
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Fiscal year 2016 cap-subject H-1B petitions selected and approved by USCIS will be valid starting October 1, 2015.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The U.S. immigration services (USCIS) Ombudman's report to Congress for 2015 confirms what many employers and their representatives already knew...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Once again the EB-5 Regional Center, which has been a "pilot program" since its inception in 1992, is up for reauthorization. It currently "sunsets" on September 30, 2015.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
EB-2 China and India both retrogress significantly for September, 2015. Mr. Oppenheim attributes this to "skyrocketing" demand for EB-2 Worldwide visas.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In this draft guidance, USCIS indicated that this new H-1B amendment approach was to be applied retroactively to location changes made prior to the Simeio decision and prior to the issuance of the guidance.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The L-1B nonimmigrant visa category for "specialized knowledge" intracompany transferee employees has been much maligned in the press and in Congress over the past several years...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In July 2015, the White House announced a series of technology initiatives aimed at modernizing the application process for certain immigration benefits.
Fox Rothschild LLP
I was fortunate to be invited to speak at the City of Miami EB-5 Summit on Affordable Housing a few weeks ago.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Since 2008 , DHS has permitted F-1 students whose study was in a STEM field and whose employer is an E-Verify participant to have an additional 17-month period of OPT (Optional Practical Training).
Duane Morris LLP
.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released its final guidance on when to file an amended or new H-1B petition after the Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC decision.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Was your petition one of the estimated 148,000 not selected in this year's H-1B lottery? In a series of posts we will explore alternatives to the H-1B.
Dykema Gossett
Right now, eligible F-1 students with degrees in STEM fields may continue to apply for 17-month OPT extensions.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In addition to accelerating cut-off date movements earlier in the fiscal year, other options are being explored.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for September 2015. There was forward movement in most employment-based and family-based visa categories, however, EB-2 China and India experienced severe retrogression (to 1/1/06).
Fox Rothschild LLP
Carolyn Richmond was featured in the Vegas Inc. article "Business Owners: Immigration Isn't Black and White."
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle of the District of Columbia vacated the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) 2008 rule allowing F-1 students in the U.S.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In April of 2008, DHS issued an interim final rule that extended eligibility for OPT employment authorization for 17 months for graduates from US educational institutions...
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Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Since 2008 , DHS has permitted F-1 students whose study was in a STEM field and whose employer is an E-Verify participant to have an additional 17-month period of OPT (Optional Practical Training).
Fox Rothschild LLP
Notwithstanding the years' old gridlock in regard to immigration reform, some significant changes will take place on or before September 30th.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle of the District of Columbia vacated the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) 2008 rule allowing F-1 students in the U.S.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In our continuing series of reports, Charles 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.
Proskauer Rose LLP
As a result of this decision, many businesses are already out of compliance and must take steps to comply with this very significant new burden.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Receipts for H-1B petitions selected for processing have been issued over the past week or so.
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.
On April 8, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) in the Federal Register...
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.
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