Author Archives: Vic Goel

About Vic Goel

Vic Goel is Managing Partner of Goel & Anderson. His practice includes strategic immigration planning to assist domestic and multinational corporations with recruitment and hiring of international professionals, highly skilled technicians, managers, executives, and students. Vic has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Immigration Law, and was awarded a Distinguished Peer Review Rating for legal ability and ethical standards from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has also been selected for inclusion in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, a publication that identifies the preeminent lawyers in the field through annual peer recommendations. He can be contacted at vic.goel@goellaw.com.

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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