1009, 2018

New Unlawful Presence Guidelines Increase Vigilance on International Students and Exchange Visitors

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: F-1 Visa, H-1B, International|0 Comments

Recently a student called my office asking to talk to the “F-1 attorney.” The student was employed using his STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) and his employer was seeking to change his status to H-1B [...]

1705, 2018

Get Set for GDPR Compliance

By |May 17th, 2018|Categories: Governments, International|Tags: , , |0 Comments

As the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, many Americans see this May 25th as the unofficial kick-off for summer. Businesses around the world have been preparing for this day for months, however, and not with [...]

2401, 2018

Uncertain U.S. Immigration Future May Still Benefit International Students

By |January 24th, 2018|Categories: H-1B, Visa Petition Strategy|0 Comments

Image courtesy of Tuomas Lehtinen at As an Italian-American it saddened me to read in The New York Times that Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas may be eliminating its Italian classes. [...]

2811, 2017

Buy American, Hire American Creates Additional Bumps in H-1B Path

By |November 28th, 2017|Categories: H-1B, Visa Petition Strategy|0 Comments

Source: Have you ever driven a car on an unpaved road? It’s bumpy, and the path isn’t always clear. This is the situation immigration attorneys and their clients are facing with the [...]

709, 2017

Green Card Process Lengthens with New Interview Requirement

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: International|Tags: , |0 Comments

Image source: Razvan Caliman via For the first time since I began practicing immigration law, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will require an interview for workers seeking green cards. This [...]

1905, 2017

What Graduating Foreign Nationals Need to Know

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

The month of May brings graduation ceremonies and celebrations across the United States. For many foreign national students, this is both a time to cherish their new degree and to manage their transition from student [...]

2104, 2017

Kane County Bar Association’s Immigration Seminar

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Thursday May 4th I'll be speaking at the Kane County Bar Association 2017 Immigration Seminar. My topic is "An Overview of Business Immigration with Relevant Updates in the Areas of Work Visas, International Students and [...]

1304, 2017

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) & Department of Labor (DOL) Announce Further Measures to Detect H-1B Fraud & Tighten Rules

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) & Department of Labor (DOL) Announce Further Measures To Detect H-1B Visa Fraud & Tighten Rules   While the H-1B petitions submitted for the lottery this cap season were [...]

102, 2017


By |February 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at This year’s H-1B season has many of us nervously watching President Trump’s moves. Last week the President signed executive orders to build his promised wall at the border [...]

1111, 2016

How It All Started…And My Thanks

By |November 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, I want to thank you for your faith in me and for letting me help you support your foreign national employees.  Helping foreign nationals has been a passion of [...]

1111, 2016

USCIS to Raise Fees December 23, 2016

By |November 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

The United States Citizens and Immigrations Services (USCIS) agency has announced filing fee increases effective December 23, 2016.  The average increase is 21%, but the increases range from 8% to 41% depending on the form. [...]

909, 2016

Proposed Rule Offers New Hope for Foreign Entrepreneurs

By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.Net A new proposed rule represents a hopeful change for foreign entrepreneurs looking to stay in the U.S. to start and grow their businesses. Currently the only [...]