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Catch-22: Potential Nonimmigrant Visa Issues Employers Should Be Aware Because of COVID-19 Related Furloughs and Shut Downs

What employers are going through today is something that hasn’t been seen in more than a century. To stem the tide of a global pandemic, more and more state and local governments are entering “Stay at Home” or “Shelter in Place” orders requiring businesses to shut down and close their doors. (more…)

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

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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…)