12th May 2015

The immigration benefit, Temporary Protected Status, is currently available to nationals and people who last habitually resided in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Qualifying persons must apply by May 20, 2015 in order to be registered. Temporary Protected Status is … more

6th May 2015

  On May 26, 2015, the USCIS estimates that 140,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders will be eligible to apply for an employment authorization document or EAD card. Previously, the spouses of professionals holding an H-1B visa could accompany their … more

29th Apr 2015

  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has made it clear that eligible H-4 visa holders will need to apply for a work authorization document, and receive the document, before they can legally hold employment in the United States. … more

28th Apr 2015

The Department of Homeland Security has amended the federal regulations to allow for certain H-4 visa holders to apply for employment authorization beginning on 05/26/2015. This change in the regulations will allow tens of thousands of spouses of H-1B visa … more

6th Feb 2015

It is the ten year anniversary of the implementation of the Program Electronic Review Management process by the US Department of Labor (DOL). This program is designed to force employers to show the need for an employee and the lack … more

25th Aug 2014

A recent article by the Columbus Dispatch highlights the efforts made by Mayor Michael Coleman to attract and retain immigrants to the our fair city. Cementing Columbus’ reputation as a progressive and immigration friendly city, the mayor’s office has initiated … more

3rd Mar 2014

We are down to the final month of preparation for H-1B visas to be filed under the 2015 Visa Cap. March 2014 is a busy month for immigration lawyers and H-1B employers alike. Employers and employers should be making preparations … more

6th Feb 2014

  The mayor of Detroit, Michigan has announced a bold and unique solution to his city’s shrinking population and tax base. He proposes that Detroit be allowed to provide 50,000 visas to high skilled workers who pledge to relocate to the … more

3rd Feb 2014

This time of year, I often receive questions from foreign national students holding F-1 visas regarding the types of visas they qualify for once their student visa status runs out following graduation in the spring. The easiest visa status transition … more

7th Jan 2014

The new year is upon us and there is no better time than the present to make preparations for the 2015 H-1B visa cap. After filing hundreds of H-1B petitions, I can confidently tell you that decisions made at the … more