Monthly Archives: April 2011

India EB-2 Priority Dates: Congress Holds the Key to Continued Improvement

The recent India EB-2 priority date improvement announced in the May 2011 Visa Bulletin has sparked speculation regarding continued progress with the category.  Pressure is mounting on employers to file (or “re-file”) cases for employees in the EB-2 category in hopes that fresh EB-2 cases will lift their EB-3 applications from the unthinkable backlogs they’ve faced for years.  But is … more

Filed Under: Department of State, EB-2, EB-3, Green Card, H-1B Visas, Immigration Reform, Priority Dates, U.S. Embassies and Consulates, USCIS, Visa Bulletin | 20 Comments

Department of Commerce Issues Advisory Opinion on Applicability of Export Control Regulations to Staffing Firms

Shedding light on an issue that has vexed many employers of H-1B, H-1B, L-1, and O-1A foreign nationals since the new Form I-129 was unveiled last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce has issued an informal advisory opinion on the applicability of the “deemed export” provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) where foreign nationals work at a third party client … more

Filed Under: Export Controls, H-1B Visas, Immigration Enforcement, L-1 Visas, O-1 visas, USCIS | Comments Off on Department of Commerce Issues Advisory Opinion on Applicability of Export Control Regulations to Staffing Firms