By Farhad Sethna, Attorney ©2015 The USCIS and the Department of State jointly proposed a “solution” to the huge backlog in priority dates, especially for Employment-Based EB-2 and EB-3 applicants […]
By Farhad Sethna, Attorney © 2015 On August 12, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in “Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. U.S. Department of […]
© Farhad Sethna 2015 On April 7, 2015, the USCIS announced that it had already reached the cap of 65,000 general visas for H-1B as well as the 20,000 “Advanced US […]
By Attorney Farhad Sethna © 2015 THE PROBLEM: Until an alien’s “priority date” is current, the alien and any non-US Citizen dependents cannot apply for Adjustment of Status (“green card”) […]
By Farhad Sethna, Attorney, copyright 2014 (No copyright asserted in US Government works or websites) Background: Other articles on this website also discuss this issue. This article is intended to […]
By Attorney Farhad Sethna © 2014 In other articles on this blog, I had written about self-sponsorship through a business set up and operated by a foreign student or recent […]
© Attorney Farhad Sethna 2013 Under employment based immigration law, a foreign worker will be considered to have a Baccalaureate or Bachelor’s degree if the alien worker can meet certain […]
Applying for a H-1b, L, or O visa for a professional foreign worker has become more difficult with the USCIS’ requirement of verifying whether a license is needed for the foreign employee to be permitted to be exposed to certain restricted technologies, software, materials, research, and equipment. This article provides a helpful analysis of the steps and factors to be considered in making this evaluation in order to protect both the employer and employee from substantial penalties for non-compliance.