Can companies avoid civil and criminal exposure by outsourcing their hiring of foreign nationals? Cyrus Mehta has the answer .
"On March 12, 2012, the USCIS
issued a revised Q&A on the Neufeld Memo containing helpful language
under Questions 5 and Question 13, which did not exist in the prior
guidance dated August 2, 2011 ." - Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta, Mar. 18, 2012 .
"In Residential Finance Corporation v. USCIS , 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
on March 12, 2012, Judge Gregory L. Frost of the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio (Eastern Division) chided U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for denying an H-1B
"It remains to be seen whether the expanded IWP will improve the processing of H-1B and L visa applications." - Cyrus D. Mehta, Nov. 25, 2012 .
"The title of this blog may seem odd as the H-1B visa is usually associated with an employee who earns a regular wage at the prevailing rate. Yet, entrepreneurs may benefit from the H-1B. Since the USCIS recently set up an Entrepreneur Pathways Portal inviting entrepreneurs to use existing nonimmigrant...
"An LLMJ creation set loosely to an old “gangsta” tune. A thank you to Elizabetha Markuci for a lyrical turn." - Myriam Jaidi, Apr. 1, 2013 .
"[I]t makes absolutely no sense to impose an H-1B cap. Let the market do the job of determining how many H-1Bs can enter the US based on the fluctuating demands of employers. At one point, when the H-1B cap prior to 2003 was 195,000 for a few years, this quota was never filled. [*] Therefore, H...
"Years ago, the H-1B was a lightning rod for critics while the L-1 sailed on smoothly in calm seas. No longer. For the first time, the L and the H are fused in the minds of its critics. At a time when our permanent immigration model is more open to STEM talent as never before, our H and L policy...
In their recent blog entry, " MEET OUR NEW FRIEND: WHO IS AN "H-1B SKILLED WORKER DEPENDENT EMPLOYER" IN SENATE IMMIGRATION BILL, S. 744? ", Gary Endelman and Cyrus Mehta wade into the thickets of what could change for employers who use the H-1B visa program. It's complex...