Immigration Law

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The Sweet Smell of Success: H-1B Visas for Entrepreneurs
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

WILL THE REVISED USCIS Q&A ON ESTABLSHING THE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP IN H-1B PETITIONS SAVE STAFFING COMPANIES?
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: Q&amp , endelman , mehta , H-1B , neufeld , A , USCIS

American Cannot Be 'Open for Business' With an H-1B Visa Lottery
Posted on 30 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[Editor's Note: Usually I quote snippets, but this entire column is worth reading in full. Emphasis (bold) mine. DMK] " In America, the best day of the week has always been tomorrow except, it seems, when it comes to immigration . On April... Read More

Tags: endelman , mehta , H-1B

Squaring the Immigration Circle: New Hope for an Old System - Endelman & Mehta
Posted on 20 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 (S. 153) (“I-Squared” Act) was introduced by Senators Hatch (R-UT), Klobuchar (D-MN), Rubio (R-FL), Coons (D-DE), Flake (R-AZ), and Blumenthal (D-CT). When partisan rancor is the norm in Congress... Read More

Work Authorization for Some H-4 Spouses Liberates Them from the Tyranny of Priority Dates: Gary Endelman & Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 12 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The proposed rule provides that an H-4 spouse may apply for employment authorization if the principal H-1B spouse is the beneficiary of an approved I-140 immigrant petition; or, if the H-1B spouse been granted an extension of beyond the 6-year limitation... Read More

The Future of H-1B? - Endelman & Mehta
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Tags: endelman , mehta , H-1B

Workable or Unworkable?: The H-1B and L-1 Visa Provisions in BSEOIMA, S. 744
Posted on 6 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: s.744 , L-1 , endelman , mehta , bseoima , H-1B