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, [...]

1510, 2015

Making Sense of the Simeio Decision

By |October 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the six months since the Matter of Simieo Solutions LLC decision, H-1B employers and foreign nationals have experienced much anxiety over the new ruling and what they need to do to comply. Despite the [...]

710, 2015

Please join us for The 2016 Immigration Almanac

By |October 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Please join us on Saturday, November 14, 2015 for “The 2016 Immigration Almanac: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for H-1B Season & Permanent Residency.” Where: College of DuPage, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Classroom [...]

508, 2015

When You Need an Amended H-1B Petition

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Image source: One of my H-1B clients is often on the go.  He travels to customers all over the United States.  USCIS classifies him as a “peripatetic” employee, recognizing the significance of [...]

2107, 2015

Premium Processing Resumes for H-1B Extension of Stay Petitions

By |July 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

  On May 19, 2015, Premium Processing Service was suspended for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions. The suspension was required to enable USCIS to begin acceptance of Employment Authorization applications for Certain H-4 [...]

705, 2015

Navigating the H-4 EAD Process: Be Ready to File

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Image source: Moments after President Obama announced that he would be expediting H-4 work authorizations last November, I received a call from a client inquiring about how to start the application process [...]

303, 2015

Employment Authorization for H-4 Spouses: Final Rule Published

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a final rule allowing certain H-4 spouses of H-1B temporary work visa holders to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) beginning May 26, 2015. To minimize delays, eligible H-4 spouses [...]

1901, 2015

The Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Preparing H-1B Petitions

By |January 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Image source: The H-1B season is off and running!  With a strong U.S. employment report, this may well be another lottery year.   I am recommending that all petitions be ready for submission [...]

2611, 2014

Executive Action on Immigration to Affect Millions

By |November 26th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Did you watch the President address the nation live last week? On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions, including: cracking down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritizing deportation of [...]

1011, 2014

Spousal H-4 Visa Holders: Important Changes on the Horizon Regarding Employment Authorization For Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

By |November 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In May 2014, the Department of Homeland Security announced a proposed rule to allow for work authorization for certain spouses of H-1B visa holders. The work permit is called an Employment Authorization Document or EAD. [...]