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Filing Fees Lowered for H-1B and L-1 Dependent Employers

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

Since 2010, dependent employers have been required to pay an additional filing fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions. (more…)

L-1B Policy Development: USCIS Issues L-1B Adjudications Memo for Comment

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

Today, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum that provides guidance to field adjudicators on things to consider while adjudicating an L-1B petition.  Specifically, the new L-1B Adjudications Policy is meant to consolidate previous policy memoranda as well as supersede and rescind, in part, prior memoranda. (more…)

Court of Appeals Censures USCIS’ Narrow Interpretation of L-1B Visa Requirements

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Over the last few years, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a concerted effort to restrict the number of L-1B visas being issued. And, without much oversight, USCIS has managed (almost unfettered) to do so primarily through unpublished, non-binding decisions issued by the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), selective reliance on precedent administrative decisions, and federal district court L-1B cases prior to 1990. (more…)