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Jackson Lewis employers’ immigration update No. 17, March 2015

USA - March 12 2015 Employers must be ready to file their completed H-1B visa petitions on April 1, 2015. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allocates 65,000 new…

David S. Jones, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Sean G. Hanagan, Sujata Ajmera.

The top five immigration mistakes made by foreign athletes

USA - February 26 2015 In 2014, opening day rosters in the National Basketball Association listed 101 players born outside the United States, Major League Baseball boasted…

Spouses of certain H-1B employees may apply for work authorization beginning May 26

USA - February 24 2015 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B workers will be able to apply for employment…

Immigration legislation and changes to watch for in 2015

USA - January 20 2015 President Barack Obama's November 20, 2014, announcement regarding executive actions he will be taking on immigration reform has put into motion a…

David S. Jones, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Sean G. Hanagan, Sujata Ajmera.

Start planning for new H-1B applications as April deadline nears

USA - January 12 2015 The demand for H-1B visas continues to rise. Last year, demand for H-1B exceeded the available number of visas, and a lottery was held to determine…