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Computer Programming Not an H-1B Specialty Occupation

BY IN H-1B On April 18, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memo stating that computer programming is not considered an H-1B “specialty occupation.” The H-1B visa allows U.S employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in [...]

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USCIS to Crackdown on H-1B Violations

BY IN H-1B On April 13, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced last week new efforts to crackdown on H-1B violations and abuse. The H-1B visa program allows U.S. employers to recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when faced [...]

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Can I Get an H-1B as a Startup Founder?

BY IN H-1B On March 23, 2017

I frequently get asked this question by aspiring entrepreneurs. The short answer is, yes. If the Alcorn Immigration Law team sets you up properly for success, you can get an H-1B as [...]

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When H1-B Employers Must File H-1B Worksite Amendments

BY IN H-1B On July 23, 2015

If your H1-B employee changes worksites, must you, the employer, file an amended H-1B petition with USCIS? Yesterday USCIS released a new policy memorandum answering this question. By interpreting the April 9, 2015 [...]

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How Can an H4 Spouse Get an EAD Work Permit?

BY IN H-1B, Work Permit On May 31, 2015

If you are an H4 spouse of an H-1B skilled worker currently residing in the US, you might now be eligible for a work permit (Employment Authorization Document, or EAD).  This is [...]

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H-1B Filing Checklist

BY IN H-1B On May 31, 2015

Thinking about filing a petition for a cap-subject H-1B in the visa lottery?  Here are some things you might need to include, depending on the specifics of the company and the prospective [...]

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H1B Visa Lottery for Software Engineers and Other Skilled Workers

BY IN H-1B On May 31, 2015

I was recently presented with the following question: I am a software engineer employed by a company on STEM OPT. My employer wanted to sponsor me for an H-1B but the petition [...]

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When should I File an Amended H1-B Petition?

BY IN H-1B On May 31, 2015

If you are an employer and you have employees on H1-B status, you may have wondered when you need to file an amended H1-B Petition.  This is especially important for employers with [...]

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