Most business immigration practitioners tell H-1B employers an amended or new H-1B petition, along with a corresponding Labor Condition Application (LCA), is required whenever there is a material change in the terms and conditions of employment. But whether a change in the employment location constitutes a material change requiring an amended petition has been a topic of much discussion. Continue reading “Client Alert: Amended Petitions Required When Relocating H-1B Employees”
Birthright citizenship is a hotly debated topic. The United States and Canada are one of the few nations that automatically grant citizenship so expansively to children born within their borders. Anyone born in the U.S. is considered an American citizen regardless of whether the parents are U.S. citizens, legal residents, temporary visitors, or illegal immigrants in the U.S. Continue reading “Texas Denies Immigrant Children Their U.S. Citizenship”
Shumaker is proud to introduce our recent Immigration Practice Group video featuring our blog authors Maria del Carmen Ramos and Mechelle Zarou.
Our immigration practice handles all areas related to immigration, including the full range of family and employment-based visas and green cards, compliance, government agency interaction, outbound immigration and consultation regarding foreign travel. Shumaker’s immigration attorneys design solutions around our clients’ needs and constantly provide updates on the latest news and trends surrounding this ever-changing area.
It is no surprise that the implementation of this administration’s executive actions has run into a series of political and legal snags. But what is surprising is the administration’s response or overall handling of the matter. Continue reading “Executive Action Update: 3 Year EADs Issued After 2/16/15 Injunction Must Be Returned”
As of today, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume accepting premium processing requests for H-1B extensions. Any premium processing request for H-1B extensions received prior to July 13, 2015 will be rejected. Continue reading “USCIS Resumes Premium Processing Service for H-1B Extensions”
Effective July 7, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City will no longer process E visa applications. Continue reading “DOS Alert: U.S. Embassy in Mexico City Will No Longer Process E Visas”
And so it begins. After more than 50 years of icy relations, Jeffrey DeLaurentis (a U.S. diplomat at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana) delivered a note from President Barak Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro restoring diplomatic relations. Continue reading “Bienvenidos a Habana”