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  • MyE-Verify Expands Services and Introduces Spanish-Language Capability

    E-Verify is a program offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that allows U.S. employers to verify the employment eligibility of new hires. The program is currently being used by 600,000 employers at over 1.9 million hiring sites in the U.S. In 2014, DHS launched a corresponding program for employees, myE-Verify, which helps protect […]

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  • USCIS Releases Long Awaited New L-1B Guidance

    On August 17, 2015, USCIS released long-awaited final guidance on the adjudication of the L-1B classification, which permits multinational companies to transfer employees who possess “specialized knowledge” from the companies’ foreign operations to their U.S. operations. Previously, there was little consistent guidance on the definition of “specialized knowledge” and how L-1B petitioners could actually demonstrate […]

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  • Recent OPT Ruling May Help Speed Up New Regulations from the Obama Administration

    On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle vacated a 2008 ruling that extended the Optional Practical Training period for foreign students with STEM degrees by 17 months for an overall work period of 29 months. In the wake of this new ruling, many believe the Obama administration is likely to act […]

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  • Tips for a Successful Visa Interview

    For all non-Canadian individuals, the immigration process does not simply culminate in an approval from USCIS. Once USCIS gives the green light, foreign nationals must still attend a visa interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. After the interview, the Consular Officer must approve the foreign national’s case and physically issue the visa document. […]

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