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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
February 16, 2012 | Posted by Business Immigration Group | Permalink
On December 1, 2011, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) issued a unanimous decision in Matter of Karl Storz Endoscopy-America concerning the timing of recruitment steps during the PERM process. It held that an employer must either begin recruitment for the PERM position during the prevailing wage determination's validity period, or begin recruitment earlier, but in that event, it must file the PERM application before the prevailing wage validity date expires. 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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