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USCIS issues revised Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, that includes questions relating to export controls and "deemed exports"
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

On November 23, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") issued a revised version of Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, that includes a new section Part 6 related to export controls


Employers must now complete revised Form I-129 and answer questions relating to export controls and "deemed exports"
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On November 23, 2010, the USCIS issued a new version of its Form I-129 that includes a new section - Part 6 - related to export controls


Missouri man convicted in scheme to place undocumented workers in hotels
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 29 2010

On October 28, 2010, a Missouri man was convicted by the U.S. District Court in Missouri for his role in a racketeering scheme that involved placing undocumented workers at hotels in 14 states, including several hotels in the Kansas City, Missouri, area


Customs and Border Protection announces interim final rule increasing ESTA fee
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 24 2010

On August 6, 2010, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") announced an interim final rule that will increase the fees that foreign travelers must pay to use the Visa Waiver Program ("VWP") on or after September 8, 2010


New York district court finds employer violated FLSA by refusing to reimburse H-2B workers for visa, travel, and other expenses
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 2 2011

On February 15, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York denied a motion to dismiss a complaint by foreign H-2B workers that alleged that their employer violated the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") by refusing to reimburse the workers' transportation, visa, and recruitment expenses


Smartsoft agrees to pay $1 million to settle H-1B visa allegations with Department of Labor
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 24 2010

On August 17, 2010, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced that Smartsoft International Inc., a computer consulting company based in Georgia, has agreed to pay $999,732 in back wages and interest to 135 H-1B nonimmigrant workers


Department of Homeland Security issues final rule rescinding ‘no-match' regulation
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 7 2009

On October 6, 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will issue a final rule, to be published in the Federal Register on October 7, 2009, rescinding the embattled "No-Match" regulation


2011 Diversity Visa Lottery began October 2, 2009, and will end November 30 2009
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 30 2009

On September 30, 2009, the Department of State (DOS) announced the opening of the registration period for the 2011 Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2011


DOS issues November 2009 Visa Bulletin
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 30 2009

The DOS recently issued its Visa Bulletin for November 2009


President signs FY2010 Appropriations Bill extending immigration programs
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 30 2009

On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed an Appropriations Bill (Bill) that funds federal government operations through September 30, 2010