H-1B Targeted Approach: USCIS Announces Further Measures to Detect H-1B Abuses

Posted: Apr 4, 2017

USCIS first conducted administrative site visits in 2009 with the aim of ensuring employer compliance with the H-1B rules.

USCIS Announces New Policy Memo on H-1B Computer Programmers

Posted: Apr 3, 2017

The new H-1B specialty occupation guidance appears to state that an entry-level computer programmer position should generally not be considered a specialty occupation.

President Trump Drops the Hammer: Part 4 – Foreign Work Visas

Posted: Jan 27, 2017

It appears that President Donald Trump will continue his assault on U.S. immigration, with a new executive order Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Work Visa Programs.

10 Tips for H-1B and L-1 Employers Regarding USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (“FDNS”) Site-visits

Posted: Nov 8, 2016

Regardless of who the next President is both have pledged to take action on immigration reform. It is likely that any new legislation will come with additional enforcement measures. In this regard we provide some planning tips for ensuring compliance with immigration auditors which are now commonplace.

H-1B Work Visas — Catch One While You Can! H-1B Visas Running Out In Days For FY2011; Time To Start Planning For FY2012

Posted: Jan 14, 2011

What is the H-1B Cap? What exactly is the H-1B “quota” or “cap”?  Each fiscal year (October 1 through September 30), 65,000 H-1B visas are available to qualifying foreign nationals seeking employment in H-1B status.  1,400 additional H-1B visa numbers are set aside for citizens of Chile and 5,400 are set aside for citizens of […]

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