Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

Tagged: L-1 Petitions

Trump Extends H-1B and Other Immigration-Related Travel Bans

By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law Clerk In April 2020 and June 2020, Trump issued two different proclamations that banned certain foreign nationals from entering the US. The Proclamations were enacted purportedly to protect the U.S. labor market for U.S. employees due to the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Proclamation 10014 affects certain immigrant […]

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H-1Bs and H-4 EADs Under Trump: What’s Fact, What’s Fiction, and What’s Coming?

The past year or so has brought plenty of changes for those of us living in the employment-based immigration world. One year ago this April, the Trump administration published the Buy American, Hire American executive order. As immigration attorneys who practice employment-based immigration law, we have seen numerous changes in the way petitions are adjudicated […]

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FDNS Site Visits: Be Prepared and Proactive!

By Chris Generous, Sumner Immigration Law Attorney FDNS site visits happen! If you are an employer who has filed a nonimmigrant visa petition for an R-1 (religious worker), or an H-1B or L-1 petition, you and your employees should be prepared for site visits from government officers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducts administrative […]

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Buy American, Hire American Strikes Again

Today, USCIS announced a change in policy relating to the adjudication of both new and extension requests for most visa classifications that are filed using the Form I-129. Until now, the official USCIS guidance said that USCIS officers should give deference to previous filings when reviewing an extension request, for example for an H-1B or […]

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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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Automated I-94: Print-Out Guide for Obtaining Driver’s License, Social Security and More

As we posted earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection is in the process of automating the I-94 process. Some other government agencies use the I-94 to verify a foreign national’s immigration status before granting benefits such as a driver’s license or social security number. These agencies may not be familiar with the new I-94, […]

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Customs and Border Protection’s I-94 Automation: Best Practices for Confusing Times

CBP has recently announced the automation of the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, for all sea and air arrivals. The rule is now effective, and is being phased in over a four week period starting April 30th, 2013.  Why is This Happening? CBP has two reasons for this automation. First, the automation will provide a central, […]

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L-1 Petitions – Frequently Asked Questions

1.       What is an L-1 visa? The L-1 visa is a nonimmigrant (meaning not permanent residence/green card) visa. It is designed to facilitate the transfer of multinational employees from a company outside the US to that same company’s office in the US. There are two sub-categories within the L-1 classification: The L-1A is for multinational managers […]

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L-1 Petitions – Frequently Asked Questions for the Employee

1.       I’m in a different immigration status right now. Can I change status in to L-1 without leaving the US? You may be able to. If you are in J-1 status, you must confirm with your attorney that you are not subject to the two –year home residence requirement. If you are in B-1/B-2 status, you […]

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