2802, 2012


By |February 28th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced recently that the on-line service E-Verify, allowing workers to check their own employment eligibility, is now available in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the [...]

3001, 2012

Family & Employment Based Preference Categories and Priority Date Retrogression

By |January 30th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Section 203 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets limits on how many "green cards" (legal permanent residency cards or immigrant visas) may be issued during the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' ("USCIS") fiscal [...]

2211, 2011

USCIS Proposes Mandatory Electronic Registration Process for Employers Filing

By |November 22nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) proposes to establish a mandatory Internet-based electronic registration process for U.S. employers seeking to file H-1B petitions for alien workers subject to either the 65,000 or 20,000 annual [...]

2808, 2011

FY 2012: H-1B Deadline Fast Approaching!

By |August 28th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The H-1B visa category is used by employers hiring a foreign national in a professional level position (“specialty occupation”) requiring at least a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. This year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration [...]

1106, 2010

ICE Revises SEVP Guidance for F-1 Optional Practical Training and H-1B Cap Gap Issues

By |June 11th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Student Exchange Visitor Program (“SEVP”) recently revised its policy guidance regarding Optional Practical Training (“OPT”), STEM OPT for F-1 students, and H-1B Cap Gap relief. The new policy guidance issued [...]

406, 2010

FEE HIKES: DOS Increases Fees for Nonimmigrant Visa Applications and USCIS Proposes a 10% Filing Fee Increase

By |June 4th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Department of State ("DOS") issued a fee increase effective June 4, 2010 for most nonimmigrant visa categories. The amount of the fee increase depends on the visa category. Most nonimmigrant visas have been increased [...]

1105, 2010

USCIS Issues Revised Employment Authorization Document

By |May 11th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

As of May 11, 2010, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS " ) has revised the Employment Authorization Document ("EAD"), to add a machine-readable zone to the back of the card. This update is [...]

2801, 2010

B-1/B-2 Visitors: Change of Status Needed to Enroll in School

By |January 28th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Before enrolling in classes, individuals who hold B-1 or B-2 status must first obtain student status, either F-1 (academic student) or M-1 (vocational student) status. USCIS recently reminded B-1/B-2 visitors that enrolling in classes while [...]

2803, 2002

Termination of H1-B workers

By |March 28th, 2002|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

With a recession upon us, many companies have no choice but to terminate some workers. What happens if a terminated worker is a nonimmigrant H-1B visa holder? There are several issues that arise for employers [...]