H-1B Cap Reminder

There are only eight (8) weeks before the start of the FY 2016 H-1B Cap filing season and to ensure timely filing, it is recommended that employers start submitting LCAs and gathering the necessary documents. Last year, the United States Citizen and Immigration Services received a record number of 172,500 cap petitions and it is like...

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Block on Executive Action

On Monday, February 16, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aimed towards permanently stopping the orders. Hanen issued a memorandum stating that the lawsuit should go forward, and that without a prelimi...

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L-1 Blanket Petitions at foreign U.S. embassies

For L-1 blanket petitions at a foreign U.S. embassy, a visa stamp and I-129S (with Petition Expiry Date endorsed) will be issued to the applicant.  The duration of the visa stamp's validity will depend on the nationality of the applicant and can vary anywhere from 3 months to 5 years, but the common expiration period for I-129S i...

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What About H-1b visas for Nurses?

On February 18th, the USCIS issued a memo with further guidance as to if nursing positions would qualify as a specialty occupation and thus qualify for an H-1b visa. The following is a summary of that memo. One of the main requirements for a position to be eligible for H1B classification is that it can only be filled by s...

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ID Requirements for Public Schools in New York

In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled that in the United States, any individuals including illegal immigrants are secured with the right of free education from elementary to higher education (secured in the U.S. constitution). However, some public schools in New York demanded students and their guardians to submit documents to prove their...

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CBP new data collection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that they will begin testing a new way to collect biometric data of foreign national travelers using a handheld mobile device. CBP officers will be stationed near loading bridges of selected flights departing the U.S. to scan travelers’ fingerprints and passports. This data wil...

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