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
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions submitted on or after April 3. The highly coveted H-1B visa allows U.S. companies to
Have questions about the immigration options for yourself or your employees? If so, join me at Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO’s event tomorrow evening. I’ll discuss what you or your company need to
Some of the brightest minds and talent from China and India will be temporarily cut off from a green card option known for its swift processing time and allows individuals to live and
President Obama revealed signs of new regulations today aimed at helping startup founders have a new legal pathway to living in the US. Under this new proposal, investors, researchers and entrepreneurs who will
You may have heard in the news about challenges to the STEM OPT program. OPT is Optional Practical Training. It is a way for F-1 students to work in the US to
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
If you are an employer who frequently petitions to transfer employees from your multinational offices to the US as managers, executives, or individuals with specialized knowledge, you might consider a Blanket L
If your company has at least two offices, one in the U.S. and one abroad, your company might be able to petition for an employee with specialized knowledge to be transferred to the U.S.
If your company has at least two offices, one in the U.S. and one abroad, your company might be able to petition for an executive or manager to be transferred to the U.S.