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  • Three Fun Facts About L-1 Work Permits

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from an affiliated office abroad. Below are three fun facts about the L-1 category that you may have never heard.  An L-1 Work Permit Can Be Used to Open a New Office in the United […]

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  • L-1 Qualifying Employment

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from an affiliated office abroad. To qualify, there are requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning employer and foreign employee. Employee Requirements To qualify for L-1 status, an employee must: Have been […]

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  • L-1 Affiliation Requirement

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from an affiliated office abroad. To qualify, there are requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning employer and foreign employee. Employer requirements include:  Must be doing business as an employer in the […]

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  • The L-1 “Doing Business” Requirement

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from abroad. To qualify, there are requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning U.S. employer and foreign employee. Employer requirements include:  Must have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company; and Must […]

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  • President Trump Extends Immigrant & Nonimmigrant Visa Bans to March 31

    On December 31, 2020, the Trump Administration issued a presidential proclamation, Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Continue to Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market, extending the ban of entry for certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visas as provided for in the April 22, 2020 and June 22, 2020 proclamations.   President Trump’s […]

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  • Senate Unanimously Passes Immigration Bill Lobbied by Big Tech

    On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill entitled “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020.” The bill, which sets out new provisions focused on both green card and H-1B temporary worker reform, was passed without any public hearings and is said to pacify Big Tech’s hankering for cheap indentured labor. Notably, this is the […]

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  • L-1B Category for Specialized Knowledge Employees

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from an affiliated office abroad. Executives and managers can qualify for work authorization under the L-1A classification, and specialized knowledge employees can qualify under the L-1B classification.  This article will focus on the L-1B […]

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  • DOS Issues Update on Court Order Regarding Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Pose a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

    On June 22, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation 10052 (PP 10052) suspending certain nonimmigrant visas until December 31, 2020. Effective June 24, the proclamation prohibits foreign nationals, and any foreign nationals accompanying or following to join them, from entering the U.S. under the H-1B, H-2B, J, or L nonimmigrant visa classifications. Lawsuit Challenging the Proclamation’s Legal […]

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  • L-1 & TN Visa Application Procedures (Sept. 2020)

    In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details the current process for applying for an L-1 or TN visa at the U.S./Canadian northern border given the recurring closures for non-essential travel. Essentially, the process remains largely the same. As is normally the case, the applicant will drive up to U.S Customs and Border Protection and […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary: Specialized Knowledge

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had a client who successfully applied for L-1 renewal status at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client was an employee of a large sushi company and had specialized knowledge specific to the sushi industry and his field. […]

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