This H-1B Fact Sheet discusses key H-1B issues such as the annual H-1B cap, H-1B cap exemptions, H-1B fee exemptions, H-1B portability, benching, attorney fees and penalties for H-1B related violations. See also our related article discussing H-1B-dependent employers. more »
In this article we discuss the general meaning of an H-1B-dependent employer in accordance with 20 CFR §655 Subparts H & I and the Immigration and Nationality Act § 212(n), and how to calculate H-1B dependency for purposes of filing an H-1B petition. H-1B-dependent employers and employers who have been found to be willful violators of the H-1B program are required to sign special attestations when filing an H-1B petition. more »
Below is summary of President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action as announced on November 20, 2014. Some of the provisions discussed here require only memoranda to become operational, and others require agency regulation (the latter can be a lengthy process of 6 months or more) prior to implementation.
Note also that Congress and/or the Courts may block, amend, prevent or delay implementation of any of the actions listed below at any time prior to or after its effective date. more »
Dual intent is a concept–a legal fiction–used in US immigration law to determine whether an individual with a temporary visa or temporary visa status may be allowed to file a green card petition. more »