We file a fair number of P-visa applications at our office. This news update is concerning given the arbitrary adjudications we have seen across employment-based cases. Copied from USCIS: Effective immediately, USCIS will begin accepting copies of negative consultation letters directly from labor unions relating to a current or future P nonimmigrant visa petition. A[…]
This morning at around 7:30am PST, the DHS released the final rules for changing the H1B filing procedures. While there is no ‘hurrah’ about H1Bs, it certainly will be the last year of filing H1Bs as we know it. Past administrations had discussed creating a pre-registration process by but they never got past the discussion[…]
To all our readers, listeners, colleagues and clients, We wish you a wonderful holiday season and happy new year! We started the year with our article published in the Huffington Post in January 2018 and we are ending the year with our article about gratitude published in Yes! Magazine. I hope you will read, enjoy[…]
I was recently a guest on Florida tax expert Liz Soria’s podcast Tax Advisor and Biz Coach Success Podcast. Liz is a renowned US tax expert who discusses the intersections of tax and many other disciplines. I was honored to speak about investor visa options with her. Below is our conversation. I hope you will[…]
January 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 31 days to 8 November 2016, F2B preference advances 29 days to a PD of 15 March 2012, F4 category advances 30 days to 22 May 2005; EB1 advances 92 days to 1 October 2017; EB2[…]
The Department of State released the visa bulletin for January 2019 this morning. Here is a link. Our usual commentary to follow shortly. But most important news is that EB-1 has NOT become current yet.
I am so honored that Yes! Magazine published my article about my notes to my activist friends! Published last Friday, December 7th, the article has garnered much acclaim. Hope you will read it, comment on it and forward to your friends and family that may benefit from a little inspiration. And why not start your[…]
It was an honor to speak with SHRM‘s Roy Maurer about the DHS proposed rules published on Monday December 3rd 2018 which seek to change the H1B visa lottery process. You can read the article here. If you have any comments or questions, we are happy to answer them!
Last friday, November 30th, the Department of Homeland Security released ‘unpublished’ proposed rules regarding new H1B preregistration procedures. Those rules were formally published today on Monday December 3rd. I posted by ‘Quick and Dirty Review’ of the basic procedures here. I was honored to share my thoughts with CNN’s Sara O’Brian. Here is the link[…]
The Department of Homeland Security released unpublished proposed rules for the much anticipated H1B lottery change. Here is a quick review of the issues that really matter to me and my clients at first glance: There will be only 30 days to comment on these rules (so get ready!) There will be a mandatory electronic[…]