Immigration

Executive Action on Business Immigration

President Obama has officially announced his plan for a series of executive actions on immigration. While the national discussion is …

Does the President Have the Power to Defer Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants?

President Obama has announced that before the end of the year he intends to issue executive orders to address the …

H-1B Cap Case Filing Receipt Deadline Set For April 1, 2015: Retailers Should Start Planning Now for FY 2016

Retailers that utilize the H-1B visa for employees in their information technology, design, marketing, buying, and planning departments should start …

I-94 Errors: How to Address Missing or Incorrect I-94 Cards

Since July of 2014, it has been reported that certain visa petition approval notices (Form I-797s) have been issued by …

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 …