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H-1B Cap Season: A Changing Landscape

USA - February 12 2024 March Madness will once again not fail this Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) H-1B cap season. The shift in 2020 to the “new” H-1B registration system…

USCIS Fee Hikes Effective April 1 - 4 Key Takeaways for Employers

USA - February 2 2024 On January 31, 2024, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a Final Rule to announce new filing fees for immigration and…

A State-Based Cure - Interested Government Agency J-1 Waivers For Physicians

USA - January 19 2024 Recently, the president of the American Medical Association, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD…

Coming January 29: 20,000 H-1Bs for Visa Renewal - What You Need to Know!

USA - January 17 2024 As outlined in an earlier Immigration Insights & Issues blog post, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) posted a proposal to resume the renewal of…

Round Two SB 4: Texas Follows Arizona in State Preemption Attempt of Federal Border Control

USA - December 19 2023 Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 4 on December 18, placing Texas on the course to yet another state-federal preemption challenge regarding the…

Trade Nafta (TN) Visa Holders Are NOT Free Agents - Spotting the Unauthorized Nonimmigrant for Form I-9 Compliance

USA - December 12 2023 Employers continue to face compliance challenges in determining whether a new hire is work authorized for Form I-9 purposes, given the dynamic…

65,000 More Reasons to Get Ready: Essential H-2B Filing Strategies for FY2024

USA - November 14 2023 On November 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“D.H.S.”) with support of the Department of Labor (“D.O.L.”) announced that it expects…

H-1B Principals Pilot Program for Stateside Visa Reissuance - Early 2024

USA - October 26 2023 The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), posted on October 17, 2023, the long-awaited proposal by the…

3 Tips for a Successful National Interest Waiver Petition for the STEM Worker

USA - October 2 2023 The U.S. immigration system poses significant hurdles for foreign nationals seeking employment within the United States. With few exceptions…

Unintended New Job Locations: 3 Key Considerations from Round 4 of the U.S. Department of Labor’s FAQs for Labor Condition Applications

USA - September 14 2023 Unintended new job locations have always presented issues for employers with H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 workers. However, the issues are even more common…