Immigration Law

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Got Plasma? (CADC on B-1, APA, Zone of Interests)
Posted on 10 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CSL Plasma v. CBP "In June 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) announced that aliens seeking to sell blood plasma could no longer enter the United States using “B‑1” business visitor visas. Before this policy... Read More

Tags: cbp , APA , b-1

CBP on B-1 for After-Lease Service
Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The purpose of this Memorandum is to ensure that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel are aware that aliens seeking admission into the U.S. to provide services to commercial or industrial equipment, machinery or computer software,... Read More

EVUS Final Rules, Notice
Posted on 20 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS Final Rule, Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 - "This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security’s regulations to establish the Electronic Visa Update System (‘‘EVUS’’). This system... Read More

Tags: evus , b-2 , China , b-1

The B-1 Visa: Trap for the Tailor, Bricklayer and Tesla Motors - by Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 25 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, May 23, 2016 - "Many have gotten embroiled by the B-1 business visa in different ways. A tailor from Hong Kong who was accused of engaging in unauthorized work successfully argued that taking measurements on behalf of customers was... Read More

Tags: mehta , b-1 , Tesla

Infosys’ Record Fine Targets Outsourcing Abuses
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A record fine against Infosys Ltd. (INFY) targets outsourcing companies and their alleged abuse of existing immigration laws to feed the insatiable desire for highly skilled engineers in the U.S. Infosys has been sending employees to the U.S. with... Read More

Tags: million , fine , 35 , H-1B , infosys , b-1 , Texas

CBP bars Russian engineers headed for Boeing, Seattle: B-1 in lieu of H-1B?
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport denied entry Friday to 15 Russian engineers from Boeing's Moscow Design Center and sent them back to Russia. The incident caused the company to suspend... Read More

The Ambiguous B-1 Visa: Lessons Learned from the Infosys Settlement
Posted on 2 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"There are plenty of lessons one can take away from the Settlement Agreement upon an objective review. Despite the seriousness of the allegations, Infosys did not incur any criminal liability. For instance, the government accused, among other things... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta: Due Diligence Considerations for Companies Contracting with Vendor Service Providers
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Can companies avoid civil and criminal exposure by outsourcing their hiring of foreign nationals? Cyrus Mehta has the answer . Read More