Characteristics of H-1B Specialty Occupation Workers for FY 2012 – Where Do We Go From Here?

In a month or two, new freshman class of international students will be swarming all the college campuses excited about their future.  Sophomores will be deciding their majors, most hoping to follow their passions.  Some juniors may have a change of heart and look to switch majors as they face practical realities.  The entering...

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Interesting Immigration News Tidbits

Thomas Gard, a manager of Hallmark Industrial Services Inc., pled guilty in federal district court in August 2013 to harboring 42 undocumented workers, who were engaged in cleanup work on an oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Previously, the owner of Hallmark Industrial, Philip Hallmark, had pleaded guilty to similar crimes. According...

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HOT TOPIC: L-1B Denial Rates Increase

Today, our office received information from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) which reported that (pursuant to a Freedom of Information Request) on February 26, 2014, the USCIS released statistics regarding the number of L-1B nonimmigrant petitions received, approved, and denied, as well the number of L-1B petitions...

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