Friday, August 19, 2016
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”) recently promulgated a revised Form I-129S, NONIMMIGRANT PETITION BASED ON BLANKET L PETITION. CIS announced that this document must be used exclusively in applications filed with after August 29th and the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) has confirmed that applicants for Blanket L-1 petition classification at United States consulates abroad must present the new document at interviews scheduled after August 29th, 2016.Read more . . .
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began its Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (ASVVP) in 2009. Under the program, site visits are conducted by the Fraud Detection and National Security directorate (FDNS) of USCIS. FDNS conducts site visits for religious worker petitions, H-1B petitions, and since 2014, L-1 petitions.Read more . . .
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Some time back, the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), sought to step-up its efforts to find fraud in the H-1B program. This was done by conducting investigations and visiting H-1B petitioner worksites throughout the U.S.Read more . . .
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
La Ley de Asignaciones Consolidadas de 2016 (Ley Pública 114-113), promulgada por el presidente Obama el 18 de diciembre de 2015, aumentó las tarifas para ciertos peticionarios H-1B y L-1. Se requiere que estos peticionarios presenten un cargo adicional de $ 4,000 para ciertas peticiones H-1B y $ 4.500 para ciertas peticiones L-1A y L-1B presentadas a partir del 18 de diciembre de 2015. La tasa adicional se mantendrá en vigor hasta el 30 de septiembre del año 2025. El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) ha instruido a los empleadores a pagar la cuota adicional utilizando un cheque por separado a nombre del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional.Read more . . .
Thursday, June 2, 2016
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, increased the fees for certain H-1B and L-l petitioners. These petitioners are required to submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-l B petitions and $4,500 for certain L-1 A and L-1B petitions submitted on or after December 18, 2015. The additional fee will remain in effect until September 30, 2025 . United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has instructed employers to pay the additional fee using a separate check made payable to the Department of Homeland Security.Read more . . .
Monday, October 28, 2013
The following is the information with regard to AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) intake on persons who overstay their visas.
Policymakers are calling for a solution to address those who have "overstayed their visas." However, the label of "visa overstays" is widely misused and misunderstood. The reality is that identifying visa overstays is an ambiguous, difficult task, a fact often overlooked in these debates.Read more . . .
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
On October 11, 2011, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced a new initiative to harness industry expertise from the public and private sectors and increase the job creation potential of employment-based and high-skilled visa categories. Called 'Entrepreneurs in Residence', the initiative built upon a series of policy, operational, and outreach efforts within the framework of existing immigration laws. The EIR program was part of a wider White House and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) effort to grow the U.S. economy and create American jobs.Read more . . .
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