H-1B workers are restricted to working in the location listed on the approved petition. To ensure that the location listed is the correct one, as well as that the correct position description is listed in the petition, USCIS has increased the number of on-site visits of H-1 (and L-1) employers to ensure that foreign nationals… Continue Reading
If you cannot return home because of civil unrest or a severe environmental disaster, the USCIS may be able to help. Extreme situations may also affect your ability to maintain lawful immigration status while in the United States. During these special situations, USCIS provides temporary relief measures for eligible foreign nationals. If you are a… Continue Reading
In a surprise move the Obama Administration announced that it will review the deportation cases of 300,000 illegal immigrants, allowing some to stay in the United States and apply for work permits. The goal is to identify “low-priority cases” to free-up over burdened immigration courts. While these cases can be reopened at any time, this seems… Continue Reading
As of August 12, 2011, the most recent statistics available, approximately 25,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted toward the FY2012 cap. USCIS has receipted 14,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas have announced a series of efforts to fuel the nation’s economy and stimulate investment by attracting foreign entrepreneurial talent of exceptional ability or who can create jobs. “Current immigration laws support foreign talent who will invest their capital, create… Continue Reading
As of July 29, 2011, the most recent statistics available, approximately 22,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted toward the FY2012 cap. USCIS has receipted 13,800 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
Marcy Stras recently attended the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2011 Annual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy where speakers from Commerce and the Department of State discussed their plans for enforcement of the deemed export rule. Mr. Glenn Krizay, Director of the Office of Enforcement Analysis of the Department of Commerce, stated that a… Continue Reading