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USCIS releases a new version of Form I-9

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at it again. On November 14, 2016, USCIS published a new Form I-9 for employers to begin using immediately for new hires or re-verifications. (more…)

Navigating H-1B Requirements: The Degree Must Relate to the Specialty Occupation

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

To obtain an H-1B visa, a petitioner must demonstrate that the proposed position it intends for the beneficiary to fill qualifies as a specialty occupation and that the beneficiary is qualified for that position. (more…)

Administrative Changes To Take Effect Soon

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

Effective January 27, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be implementing administrative changes with regard to the issuance of decisions and correspondence.

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New Form I-129 Now Available

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

USCIS recently published revised Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker with an Oct. 23, 2014 edition date. (more…)

The Devil is in the Details: What Employers and Businesses Need to Know About the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

When President Barack Obama first addressed the nation to unveil his Immigration Accountability Executive Actions, the media and the internet were in a frenzy to see who could get the story out first. Despite the fact that many of the specifics of the planned executive actions were unclear or not yet finalized, legal experts and analysts all across the country were discussing the potential consequences or effects on national security and the economy as a result of the estimated millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States who stood to benefit. (more…)