Is It Really H-1B Season Already? Time to Prepare!

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All Human Resource people know that April not only brings showers, but it also brings the H-1B lottery! While the Trump administration has floated the idea of a preregistration system for the H-1B lottery (savings companies thousands of dollars in NOT preparing unaccepted applications), there is no indication that such a regulation will be published and effective by April 2, …

Congress to Consider Multiple Bills That Would Reform the H-1B Visa Program – Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Insights

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Multiple bills have been proposed in the Senate and House that would dramatically reform the H-1B visa program. According to MSN, these bills are intended to prevent U.S. companies from abusing the H-1B visa program and to encourage businesses to hire U.S. citizens rather than immigrants. If you own a business and you employ H-1B or L-1 workers, it is …

What Happens When USCIS Breaks The Law?

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Perhaps it has been too long since USCIS has truly been held accountable for its actions that it has become desensitized to the legal constraints under which it is permitted to operate. The USCIS is not given carte blanche to make whatever changes or interpretations it wants to long-standing immigration law, without first complying with the Administrative Procedure Act (”APA”). …

The H-1B and L-1 Visas – the Attacks Continue!

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It seems unrelenting these days. Attacks by anti-immigrationists on the two of the most useful non-immigrant visa categories, the H-1B and L-1 visas. The most recent attacks are based either on junk science or no science at all. Recently we received at the AILA National Office a letter from Professor Ray Marshall. AILA had issued a statement critical of the …

H-1Bs and US Workers – The Banks and The Bailout

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The Associated Press ran an absolutely poorly researched piece on H-1B visas and the Banks receiving Bailout money from the Federal Government on Sunday. The article implied that as the Banks were taking bailout money they were simultaneously firing US workers and hiring cheap foreign labor. After I finished laughing out loud, I began to weep. I was stunned that …

Let Us Be the Voice for Family Unification for Immigration

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The reunification of families is the foundation of our immigration system, and more importantly, the foundation of our society. Virtually every immigration law in place today is either designed to encourage families to reunite in the United States or to stay together as they immigrate. There are laws to reunite refugee families, keep the families of employment-based immigrants together, and, …