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USCIS Publishes Long-Awaited High-Skilled Immigration Rule

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published its long-awaited “High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” regulation today, Nov. 18, 2016. This regulation was proposed on Dec. 31, 2015. It will become effective 60 days from today (on Jan. 17, 2017). Among other things, the regulation does the following: – It creates a 60-day grace period … Continue Reading

Powerball for H-1B Visas

Lottery mania has been sweeping the nation as Powerball winnings exceeded $1 billion for the first time. For highly skilled foreign nationals and the employers who desire to employ them, a different kind of lottery mania is mounting in advance of April 1, 2016, when the H-1B visa filing window opens for fiscal year 2017. … Continue Reading

North Carolina Joins Growing List of States Mandating Employer Use of Federal E-Verify System

In light of growing dissatisfaction with the federal immigration system, various states have taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to limit employment of unauthorized aliens.  Though this tactic is controversial, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld one such statute in Arizona.   North Carolina has joined the fray, and on July 1, 2013, … Continue Reading
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