Newsletter Archive

4/5/2017

Date: 04/05/2017

Dear Client,

Department of Labor Announces Plans to Protect American Workers from H-1B Program Discrimination

April 5, 2017 – As a follow up to USCIS’s announcement earlier this week on its new directives to detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse, the Department of Labor announced today its plans to protect US workers from H-1B program discrimination by providing greater transparency and oversight.

The Department of Labor has… Read More


4/3/2017

Date: 04/03/2017

Dear Client,

Alert: USCIS Enacts Targeted Site Visit and H-1B Visa Fraud Reporting Initiatives

Effective immediately, USCIS has issued two (2) new directives to identify and prevent H-1B visa fraud and abuse.

(1) Targeted and Increased Site visits to H-1B Employers: USCIS will make more random and unannounced site visits in the following situations:

•Where USCIS cannot validate the employer’s basic business information through commercially… Read More


3/8/2017

Date: 03/08/17

Foreign Nationals Living in Trump’s America – Do I have to carry my papers?

Since the election, the foreign national communities across the United States have been living in a state of uncertainty and fear; uncertain about the current state of affairs and afraid of what the future holds. With large scale immigration crackdown against undocumented foreign nationals underway; documented or foreign nationals who are in the US legally are rightfully concerned. Over the… Read More


3/6/2017

Date: 03/06/17

On Monday, March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry to The United States”. The Key Provisions of this Executive Order are as follows:

Entry Ban for the Next 90 Days of Nationals from “Countries or Areas of Concern:

• A 90 day suspension of entry for certain immigrants and nonimmigrants from designated “countries… Read More


3/3/2017

Date: 03/03/2017

Dear Client,

Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for ALL H-1B petitions. This suspension may last up to 6 months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for any Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker which requests the H-1B nonimmigrant classification.

The temporary suspension… Read More