Immigration

U.S. Diversity Visa Opens October 1, 2014, May Help Workers Obtain Residency More Quickly

The U.S. Department of State has announced that it will open the Diversity Visa lottery registration for FY 2016 on …

Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY 2015 Should Be Filed with USCIS on March 31, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions to be counted toward the annual H-1B quota …

Misuse Of Visas Lands Tech Giant In Hot Water

Infosys, an Indian technology outsourcing company, has agreed to pay a fine of $34 million after an extensive investigation by …

How the New California Laws Will Impact Your Business in 2014 and Beyond, Part 3: California Immigration Related Legislation

The final post in this three-part series on the newly-signed legislation in California covers the three immigration-related bills that Governor …

The Federal Government Reopens: An Update on Immigration Processing

The government officially reopened on October 17, 2013 after a shutdown that started on October 1. The shutdown had substantial …

From Couch Potatoes To Pro Athletes: USCIS Includes Video Gamers in P Visa Category

After intensive lobbying by Riot Games, a Santa Monica-based gaming company, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is now issuing …

Bromance Gone Bad: The Immigration Bunkers of a Golfer’s Marriage

The P-1A visa category is reserved for those “internationally recognized” individual athletes or teams that seek to enter the United …

FAQs on Immigration Processing During the Federal Government Shutdown

As of the evening of October 3, 2013, Congress has not yet reached an agreement to fund the federal government. …

DOMA Ruling: Practical Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in United States v. Windsor. The …

Be Vigilant! New Reports of USCIS Telephone Scam

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Ogletree Deakins have received reports of a telephone scam that is targeted at …