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 [...]

2305, 2016

Form I-9 Gets Smart

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have you ever had an employee come to you to say that the Form I-9 documentation they gave when you hired them 5 years ago was not correct?  Maybe they are coming forward now with [...]

1504, 2016


By |April 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it received significantly more H-1B petitions than allowed under the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program [...]

2101, 2016

The 5 Best Ways to Succeed in H-1B Season

By |January 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Image Source: The cork is barely out of the new year’s champagne when I begin working on the H-1B petition process for clients.  Yes, H-1B season is upon us and this year [...]

511, 2015

The STEM OPT Saga and What It Means For Employers Now

By |November 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

Image source: Did you know that 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants or their children?  Yes, 40 percent.  Companies such as Kraft, Heinz, Proctor & Gamble, General Electric, [...]