18 Nov

USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs

Release Date: November 18, 2016 WASHINGTON— USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting…


03 Sep

Is it time for practicing Muslims to leave France? | French Muslims opportunities in the USA and Canada

Following the French law and issues regarding the Burkini and Muslims “ban” in France many Muslims are thinking of leaving France for a better life. The truth is that French society is now known to be intolerant. While France portrays itself as a country of freedom, it can also be as oppressive as many other…


01 Jul

National Interest Waiver: No employer & No Labor Certification

National Interest Waiver: No employer & No Labor Certification – Normally, an individual must have both a job offer and approved Labor Certification before he or she can file for an employment-based second preference (“EB-2”) petition. However, an individual can bypass those two requirements and file for an EB-2 if the individual qualifies for a…


22 Jun

H-1B Immigration Lawyers | Specialty Worker Visa

H-1B Immigration Lawyers | Specialty Worker Visa. H-1B is the most popular work visa in the H class of nonimmigrant visas.  In general, an H-1B visa is for a foreign worker coming to the US to temporarily perform services in a specialty occupation for a US employer. Of paramount concern is i) whether the job…


20 Jun

Some tips for H1B visa holders on lay-offs

1. Laid Off H-1B Employees With Advance Notice – What if you are an employee in H-1B status and you receive advance notice that you will be laid off before your validity period ends?  Can you change employers? USCIS Response:  Prior to being laid off, another qualified H-1B employer may file a Form I-129, Petition for…


17 Jun

Some FAQs on H4 EAD

My H-1B spouse’s approved Form I-140 was filed by a previous employer. Am I eligible for employment authorization? For you to qualify for employment authorization based on your H-4 status, your H-1B spouse must have been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of AC21 or be the beneficiary of an approved Form I-140….