Employment-based Immigration

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Improved Rules for H1B Visa Holders Announced

Posted on December 01, 2016

On November 18, 2016, a final rule on the H1B visa program was published by the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to improve the employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa programs ... Read More

Enforcement Action Increases to Encourage I-9 Form Compliance

Posted on October 21, 2016

In 1986, with the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, employers were required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their employees. To encourage compliance a number ... Read More

USCIS Looking for Numbers on H-2B Employees for 2017

Posted on September 20, 2016

The United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) has put a call out to prospective H-2B employers seeking to hire potential returning foreign national workers, with employment start dates in ... Read More

Lengthy Investigation of $20 Million Visa Fraud Scheme Ends in Indictment

Posted on August 31, 2016

On August 26, a married couple from Ashburn, Raju Kosuri, 44, and Smriti Jharia, 45, plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, visa fraud, and various other charges. The ... Read More

USCIS Publishes a Revised Form I-129S Lengthening the Process of Getting an L Visa

Posted on August 23, 2016

USCIS has announced the launch of a revised Form I-129S, “Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition”, that will reportedly make it more difficult for employers to transfer employees on L ... Read More

Employers to Begin Submitting Online Inquiries for Select Form I-129 Petitions

Posted on May 26, 2016

Petitioners who filed a form I-129, to request an extension of stay or change of employer can now submit an inquiry after their petition has been pending for 210 days or more, as of April 21, 2016. ... Read More

USCIS Releases Application Checklists to Assist Immigration Applicants

Posted on May 11, 2016

The United States Customs and immigration Service has announced the release of optional checklists to assist in the submission of two application form packages.  The checklists are part of a pilot ... Read More