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, [...]

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 [...]