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Current Administration Proposes Significant Changes to EB-5 Program

 

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Maria del Carmen Ramos

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced potential changes that could significantly impact the EB-5 investor visa program.  The EB-5 investor visa was originally established by Congress in 1990 to attract foreign investment and stimulate the economy in hopes of spurring job creation in the United States. (more…)

What constitutes a Worksite for H-2B purposes?

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Maria del Carmen Ramos

The issue of multiple worksites presents a conundrum for many employers. (more…)

8TH CIRCUIT DENIES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

Traditionally, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has used the complaint of a single H-1B employee to investigate a company’s entire H-1B program. Following the latest decision from the 8th Circuit, this approach is likely to cease. (more…)

Government Shutdown Possible: Immigration Delays

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

If Congress is unable to arrive at an agreement on the 2016 federal budget, the Federal government may shut down, resulting in the suspension of some immigration services. (more…)

Technical Problem Affects PERM Filings

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

A technical “glitch”, the result of a software update implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) on September 1, 2015, prevented some employers from filing PERM applications later in the month. (more…)