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January 31, 2017 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink
On the heels of the controversial executive order barring entry of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries, President Trump is now about to set his sights on business immigration issues. read more
January 31, 2017 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink
Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning the entry of foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to the United States for a period of at least 90 days. read more
August 24, 2015 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink

This alert focuses on two recent developments:

  • the effect of a federal court order striking down the STEM OPT extension rule; and
  • the USCIS guidance on when to file amended H-1B petitions for changes in work location.
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June 22, 2015 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink

This alert covers the following recent developments in business immigration law:

  • State Department Reports Technical Issues with Visa Systems.
  • USCIS Issues Guidance on When to File an Amended H-1B Petition.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Leaders Introduce Legislation to Reform the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
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May 21, 2015 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink
Read about developments surrounding the USCIS suspension of premium processing of H-1B extension petitions and the implementation of the H-4 employment authorization regulations.
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February 25, 2015 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has authorized the availability of employment authorization for certain H-4 spouses, beginning May 26. read more
October 5, 2010 | Posted by Business Immigration | Permalink

I. Increased Filing Fees for Certain H‑1B and L Employers

In legislation (H.R. 6080) that was signed by President Obama on August 13, 2010, Congress imposed an additional filing fee and fraud prevention and detection fee on H‑1B and L‑1 petitions filed by employers who have 50 or more U.S. workers, but only if more than 50 percent of their employees are in H‑1B or L status (“50-50 rule”). The new fee, which is in addition to the current $320 for H‑1B and L‑1 petitions, in addition to the $1,500 H‑1B training fee, and in addition to the $500 anti-fraud fee imposed on initial H‑1B and L‑1 petitions, is $2,000 for H‑1B petitions and $2,250 for L petitions.

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