Tag Archives: Immigration

As FY2017 H-1B filing begins, yet another study confirms the role of immigrants as job creators

To most Americans, April 1st is known as April Fools’ Day, but to immigration attorneys and many of their clients, April 1st is better known as the day when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins accepting petitions that will be counted against the coming fiscal year’s allocation of H-1B visas. Over the past year, many presidential candidates and much of … more

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Immigration Authorities Play Hardball; Possible Removal for Terror Attack Widow and Criminal Convictions for CBP Officer and Immigration Attorney

The conventional wisdom is that a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill has no chance of passage unless Congress and the public are convinced that the Obama administration is serious about going after immigration violators. Perhaps that’s why the widow of a rabbi murdered in the Mumbai terrorist attacks finds herself subject to travel restrictions and possible removal after overusing her visitor’s visa by regularly … more

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AILA Responds to USCIS Neufeld Memo on H-1B “Employer-Employee” Relationship

On March 19, 2010, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) submitted a memo to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) leadership addressing issues raised by the January 8, 2010 policy memorandum titled “Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements,” commonly known as the Neufeld H-1B Memo. AILA’s response raises some very interesting points that seem to … more

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USCIS releases new G-28 form; havoc ensues as numerous problems become evident

File this one under the “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it” category.  A press release issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on October 1, 2009 announced the publication of a newly revised Form G-28.  Soon thereafter, the new G-28 surfaced, and all Hell broke loose.  Literally.  For those who don’t know, the G-28 is the form used by … more

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BusinessWeek takes aim at crooked H-1B employers; lives with collateral damage

  BusinessWeek magazine’s latest cover story, titled “America’s High-Tech Sweatshops,” is an in-depth examination of the unscrupulous tactics that crooked employers use to commit H-1B visa fraud.  While the BusinessWeek article hardly qualifies as fair and balanced, I still give it credit for shining a glaring light on the practices of a small group of bad apples who have given the … more

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Grassley Continues Crusade Against H-1B Visas

United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reeled back and took another big swing at the H-1B visa program this week.  In a letter addressed to Alejandro Mayorkas, the new Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Senator Grassley called out USCIS for failing to do enough to combat fraud in the H-1B program one year after the agency issued its H-1B … more

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