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Plan Ahead: H-1B Season is Around the Corner

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

As a reminder to all U.S. employers, H-1B season is around the corner! United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2018 on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (more…)

USCIS Processing Delays for H-1B Extensions Continue

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

As many have noticed, the processing of H-1B extensions at the California Service Center and Vermont Service Center continue to be extremely slow, and the backlog is causing significant hardships for those affected individuals. (more…)

USCIS proposes new changes to Form I-9

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at it again. On November 24, 2015, USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register of proposed changes to the Form I-9. The publication of the notice initiated a 60 day public comment period that will remain open until January 25, 2015. (more…)

Moving Into the 21st Century

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Despite the fact that parts of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration currently are being challenged in court, the administration is moving forward with its promise to modernize our antiquated immigration system. (more…)

Client Alert: Amended Petitions Required When Relocating H-1B Employees

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

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. (more…)