Employment-based Immigration

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Introduction of Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America (IDEA) Act of 2011

Posted on June 20, 2011

On June 14, 2011, Rep Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the . The IDEA Act would allow American companies to attract and retain highly skilled foreign graduates of American universities in the Science, ... Read More

Misuse of B-1 Visa?

Posted on May 20, 2011

Recently, in a letter addressed to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, Senator Grassley (R-IA) expressed concerns over allegations ... Read More

Facts on “Public Charge”

Posted on May 06, 2011

To be eligible for entry to the US or to apply for a green card, an applicant must be able to prove that they have enough financial support to visit or live in the US without concern of becoming ... Read More

Federal Court Decision Confirms H-1B Employees Have A Right To Remain In The US While H-1B Extension Application Is Pending

Posted on April 15, 2011

In a recent decision before the US Federal District court in Connecticut, the judge confirmed that the government may not arrest H-1B employees whose employers have timely-filed extension applications ... Read More

Impact of US Government Shutdown on Visa, Immigration, Tourism, Business Services

Posted on April 08, 2011

Beginning April 9 2011, if a federal budget is not passed by Congress and accepted by the White House, a government shutdown may happen, which may have an impact on many government services including ... Read More

Possible Impact of Government Shutdown on Immigration

Posted on March 18, 2011

On March 18, 2011, President Obama signed into law a temporary spending measure to keep the government funded for another three weeks averting a federal shutdown. The temporary spending measure again ... Read More

DOS Releases New Guidance on L Visas, Specialized Knowledge

Posted on March 03, 2011

The Department of State (DOS) released a new cable in January to all diplomatic and consular posts on guidelines for L visa adjudications, particularly in regard to evaluating claims of "specialized ... Read More