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Looking into our Crystal Ball to Plan Ahead for H-1B Season

Maria del Carmen Ramos

It’s hard to believe that H-1B season is around the corner! United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2019 on Monday, April 2, 2018. As such, employers should start immediately identifying current and future employees who will require sponsorship for new H-1B petitions. (more…)

USCIS Will Once Again Start Requiring In-Person Interviews for Employment Based Adjustment of Status Applicants

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that pursuant to President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” it would begin requiring in-person interviews for adjustment of status applications based on employment effective October 1. (more…)

The U.S. State Department Announces Suspension of Non-Immigrant Visa Operations Across Russia

Mechelle Zarou

Due to the Russian government’s personnel cap imposed on the U.S. Mission, all nonimmigrant visa (“NIV”) operations across Russia will be suspended beginning August 23, 2017. Beginning September 1, visa processing will resume on a greatly reduced scale at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, while NIV interviews at the U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladistok are suspended until further notice.  Beginning August 21, the U.S. Mission will be canceling current nonimmigrant visa appointments countrywide. (more…)

Alert: New Form I-9 is Now Available

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) released yet another updated version of the Form I-9. While employers are encouraged to start using the new Form I-9, employers are permitted to continue to use the Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 until September 17.  As of September 18, 2017, however, employers are required to use the latest version of the Form I-9, dated 07/17/17 N. (more…)

Alert: USCIS to Release New Form I-9

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Just as employers were becoming used to the new Form I-9 released in January of this year, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced that it will be releasing yet another updated version of the Form I-9 on July 17. (more…)

Attorney Spotlight

Maria del Carmen Ramos, Partner, Handles all types of immigration matters for foreign nationals and large institutional clients, including routinely filing petitions for non-immigrant visas on behalf of employers, and advising and training employers on I-9 compliance.