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.
In the convoluted world of H-1B non-agricultural temporary worker processing, this case stood out as a good example of the seamier side of hiring foreign workers. In Castellanos-Contreras, et al […]
Fueled by the $500.00 per case “H-1B Fraud Fee” paid by employers for every new H-1B application for a new employee, the DHS has instituted significant additional review programs of […]
Speaking recently, Janet Napolitano, President Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security indicated that without question the administration’s policy was going to be that of expanding immigration enforcement, especially against businesses. This […]
Common myth explored
The Department of State, in response to the 9-11 attacks, promulgated an interim rule which became effective on April 1, 2002. A close examination of the rule is very important […]
In the closing days of Congress in Fall 2004, the H-1B Visa Reform Act of 2004 (“Act”)was included in the Fiscal Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 4818). The Act was signed […]
The H-1 Work Visa is a temporary permit for an alien to work in the United States. The work Visa is the first stage in obtaining permission for an alien […]