Tag Archives: new immigration law

Immigration Visa Issues Addressed (Part II)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule on November 18, 2016, to assist U.S. employers in hiring and retaining high-skilled foreign workers as well as to protect and increase the ability of these foreign national employees to pursue new employment opportunities. Many felt this regulation was required based upon the many […]

| Employment Authorization, Immigrant

Nonimmigrant Changes (Part I)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule on November 18, 2016, to assist U.S. employers in hiring and retaining high-skilled foreign workers as well as to protect and increase the ability of these foreign national employees to pursue new employment opportunities. Many felt this regulation was required based upon the many […]

| Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

New Regulations for Immigrant Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finally published its new regulation “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Non-Immigrant Workers” which will take effect on January 17, 2017. Unlike several of President Obama’s recent executive orders, which many fear will be cancelled or modified once President-Elect Trump takes […]

| Employment Authorization, Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

Entrepreneurs

Our immigration law has clearly been lacking a “visa” for entrepreneurs, especially when they are not from countries with which we have an “E” treaty and/or when the percentage ownership of a ‘start-up’ does not meet the 50% nationality test. The USCIS has recently issued a proposed rule that would allow foreign national start-up founders […]

| Employment Authorization

Obama Disappoints Once Again on Immigration Reform

Beginning with his campaign promises made in April 2008 and continuing throughout his presidency with his announcement earlier this month “delaying” his promised executive actions to correct our broken immigration system, President Obama has once again disappointed those of us who relied on his word. We fully understand his political motivation to not act before […]

| Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

Immigration Reform Unlikely

A number of recent events have further diminished any chance of positive immigration legislation being enacted this year. Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated by a tea party candidate primarily because of his “pro-immigration” outlook. People in Texas and California are protesting Central American children who fled their homeland, demanding they not be allowed to […]

| Immigrant

A Report on the Current State of Immigration Reform

Last week one of our partners, Tara Goldsmith, attended the Council for Global Immigration Symposium in Washington, DC. Our annual participation at this event provides us with some key insights into immigration related issues that companies doing business in the US continually face. It also provides the opportunity for us to meet with key personnel […]

| Employment Authorization, Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

Promises, Promises

While watching the last presidential primary debates, I was amazed at how little agreement there was among the candidates on the various issues except for one thing – the importance of accommodating American businesses in their need to employ highly educated foreign nationals to make U.S. businesses more competitive in the world economy. At that […]

| Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

New Hope for Immigration Reform

In his State of the Union speech on January 28th, President Obama urged Congress to act on immigration reform. “If we are serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, and law enforcement – and fix our broken immigration system,” Mr. Obama said. Mr. Obama […]

| Immigrant

How do I start my own business?

Q: I recently graduated from a U.S. university and would like to start my own business. I have been told that it might be difficult under the current immigration laws. Is there any hope?  A: It is true that under the current immigration law, your options are very limited if you want to start your […]

| Nonimmigrant