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Who is Eligible for Parole Under the International Entrepreneur Rule?

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Last month, U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) announced a proposed rule that would allow certain international entrepreneurs to enter the U.S. for a period of up to two years so that they could start or scale their businesses if granting such a stay would provide “significant public benefit through substantial and demonstrated potential for rapid business growth and job creation.” (more…)

U.S. Manufacturers Need Immigration Certainty to Grow Economy

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

When President Barack Obama unveiled his Immigration Accountability Executive Actions in 2014, a measure supported by the National Association of Manufacturers, the media was focused on how the current administration’s immigration initiatives would affect the millions of undocumented workers. (more…)

OSC Issues Guidance to Employers Related to Immigration Questions During the Hiring Process

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Generally, employers face a difficult balancing act attempting to comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provisions, on the one hand, and manage their bottom line, on the other hand. (more…)

Immigration Compliance Alert: Increase in Fines for Immigration Related Violations Takes Effect on August 1, 2016

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Up until 2008, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) focused its enforcement efforts almost exclusively on undocumented workers. For instance, ICE made 6,000 workforce enforcement strategy-related arrests in 2008; only 135 of them involved employers. (more…)

USCIS Has Finished Returning Unselected H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On July 8, 2016, U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services (“USCIS”) announced that it had returned all unselected H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year 2017 not selected by its lottery. (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.