Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

Posted in: October, 2011

Need an H-1B Petition? File Now to Beat the Cap!

USCIS reports that as of 10/21/2011, approximately 46,200 H-1B petitions have been received for the 2012 fiscal year. This means that only around 13,000 H-1B petitions remain for this fiscal year. Further, 20,000 petitions have been received for the US master’s degree cap. What does this mean for you? If you, or someone you know, […]

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Lost in Detention to Air on PBS on 10/18/2011

PBS’s Frontline series will air a film called “Lost in Detention” on Tues, Oct 18th (check your local listing for the specific time). The PBS website says this about the film: “Cecilia Muñoz, Obama’s top adviser on immigration issues, spoke with FRONTLINE correspondent Maria Hinojosa for our upcoming film Lost in Detention, and explained why the […]

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Department of Labor Confirms University Professors and Instructors Require Prevailing Wage Determinations

The DOL has recently posted a “FAQ” to clarify that university professors and instructors using the “special handling” option for the PERM labor certification must still obtain a prevailing wage determination before filing the PERM application. Not sure what this means? Well, in general, if a person is trying to obtain permanent residence (a “green […]

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Can I use a visitor’s visa for this? Appropriate and inappropriate uses of the visitor’s visa?

The visitor’s visa (B1/B2) has multiple uses, and in some instances can be a great immigration solution for a foreign national needing to enter the US temporarily. However, if used inappropriate, it can also cause you and possibly your employer huge immigration problems and delays. Generally speaking, the B-1 is used for business purposes, and […]

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USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence Initiative: Will This Help Your Business or Your Case?

Today, USCIS announced an “Entrepreneurs in Residence” Initiative. According to the USCIS press release, the goal of the initiative is to help USCIS “fully realiz[e] the job-creating potential of current immigration law.” According to Director Mayorkas, “this initiative creates additional opportunities for USCIS to gain insights in areas critical to economic growth. The introduction of expert views […]

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Need to send an employee to the US to work? Plan Ahead and Avoid Delays and Surprises!

If you need to send (or bring) an employee to the US to work, you can take a few easy steps to make the process faster and smoother for you, your company, and for the employee. For example, these are the basic questions to consider; this information will help the immigration attorney expedite the preparation […]

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School attendance low? Check your state’s immigration laws!

This week, a federal judge ruled on whether key portions of Alabama’s immigration law should stand. The judge ruled that certain portions cannot be enacted, included prohibiting undocumented foreign nationals from attending public colleges, and prohibiting concealing, harboring, transporting, etc. of undocumented aliens. However, other provisions were allowed to stand, including provisions that allow local […]

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