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Temporary Visas

H-1B Visas: USCIS and Dep’t of Labor Tighten Rules and Investigate Fraud

While the H-1B petitions submitted for the lottery this cap season were still in transit to the USCIS, both the USCIS and the DOL announced several measures aimed at detecting H-1B visa fraud and abuses. The rules focus on computer programmers, site visits, and protecting American workers.

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Temporary Visas Uncategorized

Be Prepared for Likely H-1B Visa Changes

This year’s H-1B season has many of us nervously watching President Trump’s moves. Just last week the President signed executive orders to build his promised wall at the border with Mexico and to find and deport unauthorized immigrants. A third executive order last Friday barring refugees and travelers from seven countries deemed predominantly Muslim has…

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Temporary Visas

Employment Authorization for H-4 Spouses: USCIS Publishes Updated Form and FAQs

On May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for employment authorization from certain H-4 spouses of H-1B temporary work visa holders. The final rule is in place. And USCIS has now published updated an updated form with instructions (rev. Feb. 13, 2015), filing tips, and FAQs.

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H-1B Visa (Specialty Occupation) Temporary Visas

Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Sponsoring H-1B Temporary Workers

The H-1B season is off and running!  With a strong U.S. employment report, this may well be another lottery year.   I am recommending that all petitions be ready for submission by March 31 to ensure they make the cut of petitions considered.