/Employment-Based Immigration

Trump Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’

While President Trump’s administration seems to be doing damage control with Honduran refugees seeking asylum in the United States, and also trying to get a border wall built, did he have some kind of epiphany about the practicality of accepting certain immigrants? It appears the answer to that question is an unequivocal, YES! President Trump’s [...]

By |2018-09-05T17:56:14+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration, Family Immigration, Immigration Executive Action, Immigration News|Comments Off on Trump Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’

CA Hotel Denies Worker Overtime Based on Undocumented Immigrant Status

It pays to know your state’s labor laws. Just ask Ramon, who was mistaken by a former employer for an immigrant. He filed a lawsuit against a California hotel after they allegedly retaliated against him for wanting to take breaks that he wasn’t getting under the California labor code. “I look Mexican, so they figured [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:23+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CA Hotel Denies Worker Overtime Based on Undocumented Immigrant Status

Federal Govt. Publishes Final Rule on Foreign Workers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is tweaking its regulations related to immigrant and nonimmigrant worker visa programs to aid those workers with more opportunities and for more transparency. The latest revision is intended to benefit high-skilled foreign workers and employers participating in worker visa programs to make it [...]

By |2018-01-30T18:53:34+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Federal Govt. Publishes Final Rule on Foreign Workers

Employers Must Start Using Revised I-9 Form

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department recently released a revised “Employment Eligibility Verification” version of Form I-9. The newly revised I-9 form (dated 11/14/2016) must be used beginning Jan. 22, 2017, whereas employers can continue using the older version I-9 form dated 03/08/2013 until then. So, What Changes are Coming to Form I-9? [...]

By |2018-01-30T18:53:26+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employers Must Start Using Revised I-9 Form

Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy

Our country is poised to get a brand new administration at the beginning of the year, and with it may come sweeping changes – many of them may be bad for undocumented immigrants. But are undocumented immigrants really responsible for lower wages and in effect taking jobs away from natural born citizens? The focus of [...]

By |2018-01-30T18:53:18+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

TPS for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018 Foreign nationals from Nicaragua and Honduras are now eligible for extended deportation relief in the U.S., as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security - Jeh Johnson - has recently extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for these individuals. The 18-month extension will reportedly run through July 5, [...]

By |2017-12-19T18:01:24+00:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Employment-Based Immigration, Family Immigration, Immigration News, Temporary Protected Status, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

H-2B Workers Returning to the U.S. Are Exempt from Fiscal Year 2016 H-2B Cap, USCIS Announces

H-2B Workers Returning to the U.S. Are Exempt from Fiscal Year 2016 H-2B Cap, USCIS Announces H-2B workers who return to the U.S. for work are exempt from the fiscal year (FY) 2016 annual H-2B visa cap, according to a recent announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Every year since [...]

By |2018-01-29T22:58:17+00:00February 18th, 2016|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on H-2B Workers Returning to the U.S. Are Exempt from Fiscal Year 2016 H-2B Cap, USCIS Announces

Department of Homeland Security Updates Visa Programs for Some Highly Skilled Workers, USCIS Announces

DHS Updates Visa Programs for Highly Skilled Workers Days ago, officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new Final Rule intended to “improve the programs” serving certain skilled nonimmigrant workers while removing “unnecessary hurdles that place such workers at a disadvantage, when compared to similarly situated workers in [...]

By |2018-01-30T19:06:11+00:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Department of Homeland Security Updates Visa Programs for Some Highly Skilled Workers, USCIS Announces

5 Mistakes to Avoid Making during a Visa Interview

Mistakes to Avoid in a Visa Interview The interview portion of the visa application process can be one of the most critical steps to securing a visa. That’s because USCIS officials can obtain some important information from interview interactions, and a positive interview can go a long way towards a positive visa decision. [...]

By |2018-01-30T19:56:38+00:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Family Immigration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Mistakes to Avoid Making during a Visa Interview

4 Important Facts to Know about USCIS Fee Waivers

Essential facts about USCIS fee waivers Applying for a change to your immigration status in the U.S. typically involves a process of completing applications, submitting them to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and possibly attending interviews. For nearly every immigration status change, applicants will also have to pay the required USCIS application [...]

By |2018-01-30T19:08:22+00:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Family Immigration, U.S. Citizenship, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Important Facts to Know about USCIS Fee Waivers