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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: Spirit.com 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: HappySchools.com 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: calendarpedia.com 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. [...]

411, 2014

U.S. Department of Sate Passport and Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) Crash update as of August 4th, 2014

By |November 4th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Department of State (DOS) continues to work and make progress to restore the visa system to full capacity and functionality. It is anticipated it will take weeks to resume full visa processing capacity. Visa [...]

2810, 2014

GOING, GOING, GONE! USCIS’ FY 2015 H-1B CAP

By |October 28th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2014, that it had received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2015, which begins on October 1, [...]

2710, 2014

DOMA is DEAD

By |October 27th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court unequivocally affirmed there is no legitimate reason for the federal government to discriminate against married couples based on sexual orientation. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996 [...]

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