Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

Posted in: May, 2015

Visa Bulletin Predictions – May 2015

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has started having regular meeting with Charlie Oppenheim, the man behind the crystal ball of the visa bulletin (he is the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS)). In these meetings, Charlie provides his insight and analysis as to what is happening […]

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What’s Going on with H-1B Cap Receipts?

USCIS announced that they have completed entering data for H-1B cap receipts as of May 4th, 2015. Therefore, a receipt notice should have been issued for all cases that have been selected in the H-1B cap lottery.  Our office has not received rejected H-1B petitions back from USCIS. USCIS will return all H-1B petition packages that […]

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A Change in Worksite Now Requires an Amended H-1B Petition!

Attention H-1B employers!  A recent precedent decision by the Administrative Appeals Office now requires H-1B employers to file an amended petition when there is a change in the worksite. The decision, Matter of Simeio, states that “A change in the place of employment of a beneficiary to a geographical area requiring a corresponding LCA be […]

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H-1B Premium Processing Suspended Until July 27th for Certain Petitions

USCIS has just announced that of as May 26th, they will suspend premium processing for H-1B extension petitions until July 27th, 2015. During this time, it will not be possible to file form I-907 for H-1B extension cases. USCIS will continue to accept I-907s/requests for premium processing for H-1B cases in which the beneficiary is […]

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Denial of Employment-Based L-1 Visas Continues To Increase

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues L-1 visas to foreign employees of multinational companies that want to transfer highly-skilled employees to the United States. A qualifying employer may submit an L-1A petition for executives and managers, or an L-1B petition for workers with specialized knowledge. H-1B and L-1 visas are both commonly used employment-based non-immigrant […]

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