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USCIS work site audits on the rise

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

As anyone involved in the business immigration world knows, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) worksite audits have been on the rise in recent years, particularly regarding H-1B specialty occupation worker and L-1 intracompany transferee visa cases

Proposed legislation to increase scrutiny of the H-1B and L-1 process

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2009

Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Durbin (D-IL) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act (S. 887) in the current session of Congress

Retrogression in EB-3 (worldwide, Philippines and Mexico)

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2009

While the availability of immigrant visas for the employment-based second category reflected no change from March to April, employment-based third category posted a 26-month retrogression for the worldwide chargeability and the Philippines, and a five-and-a-half-month retrogression for Mexico

US-VISIT: test of biometric exit procedures at two U.S. airports

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2009

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a pilot program for the development of the US-VISIT exit procedures for international travelers

New enforcement guidelines for ICE

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2009

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued updated enforcement guidelines to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative ("WHTI") land and sea documentation requirements will be effective as of June 1, 2009

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2009

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative ("WHTI") requires travelers to present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the United States starting on June 1, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to restore premium processing of I-140 immigrant petitions

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2009

Effective June 29, 2009, USCIS began to accept premium processing requests for I-140 Immigrant Petitions filed in the EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher and Professor, EB-2 Member of Professions with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability (not seeking a national interest waiver), and EB-3 Basic Degree Professional or Skilled Worker categories

DHS proposes compliance tracking and monitoring system for SAVE and E-Verify records

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2009

This month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new system of records known as the Compliance Tracking and Monitoring System (CTMS), effective June 22, 2009

Updated H-1B cap count

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2009

U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) updated the number of FY2010 H-1B petitions received as of June 5, 2009: approximately 44,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been received and counted toward the cap

Old LCA system remains operational through June 30, 2009

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2009

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the existing Labor Condition Application (LCA) system used for H-1B and E-3 nonimmigrant visa cases will remain operational through June 30, 2009 to allow employers sufficient time to transition to the new “iCert” system