Category Archives: Visas – H-1b, L-1, E, O, TN
And they say ignorance and poor advice doesn’t pay off ! In this case it sure did. A Federal Judge ruled in favor of an IT Staffing co. and stated that they did not willfully violate the DOL’s posting regulations when they … Continue reading
When a Department of State Consular office sends an H-1b case back to the USCIS recommending revocation, the USCIS re-affirms their prior decision in approximately 30% of cases. For many other employment based visa cases, the percentage of re-affirmations is significantly lower i.e. L-1A: 18.02%; … Continue reading
In a recent scathing editorial/opinion piece, published in the Huffington Post, the use of H-1b visas and outsourcing were linked together. The premise of the piece was that all outsourcing is bad and that H-1b workers at lower wages are … Continue reading
If you had received 251 L-1b approvals in a row, wouldn’t you feel pretty confident about your next L-1b filing ? As the Brazilian restaurant Fogo discovered, not in this current culture of no. For many years, Fogo had brought genuine Brazilian … Continue reading
In what has become a common occurrence, a Federal judge has spared no feelings in decrying a decision taken by a USCIS agency. The latest was the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals wherein the Court stated of the USCIS agency action, ”An agency must … Continue reading
Recently, The Field Adjudicators’ Manual was updated to clarify how reciprocity fees are affected when consular officers collect the Fraud Prevention and Detection fee and/or the Border Security Act fee. Blanket L-1 visa applicants are sometimes charged reciprocity fees … Continue reading
Last week, the USCIS provided a report to Congress on the characteristics of H-1b workers. 61% of petitions approved were for IT occupations, over 50% of H-1b’s were approved for persons with education beyond a bachelor’s degree, and the number of … Continue reading
Last week five attorneys from HLG attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference in San Francisco. Over 4,000 immigration attorneys gathered over a period of 4 days to attend educational sessions. We are providing below key points that may … Continue reading
The prevailing wages used by the DOL for both the H-1b and the PERM programs have been updated and are effective July 1, 2013.
The DOL has revised Form 9141 which is used to obtain prevailing wage determinations for both H-1b and PERM cases.