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To Work, Or Not To Work; That Is The (Visa) Question [Russians@Boeing]

April 16, 2012 (1 min read)

Russian contract engineers are in the Seattle area at Boeing's behest.  Are they 'working,' or are they 'business visitors?'  That is the high-dollar, 'B-1 in lieu of H-1B' visa question.

To address the question, one must study the statute [8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(B),] the regulations [8 C.F.R. 214.2(b),] the FAM [9 FAM 41.31 N1,] and the caselaw [Matter of Hira.]

Dominic Gates, the aerospace reporter for the Seattle Times, has the story.