H-1B Workers: Worth Their Weight in Innovation

By |2020-05-23T10:12:32-04:00May 23rd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

The Trump Administration is reportedly working on an executive order to ban the issuance of new H-1B visas. His order is expected to be issued before the end of this month. His order would be quite a negative blow to the U.S. economy and hit American economic innovation the hardest. The H-1B visa system has problems: It’s [...]

USCIS-ITServe Settlement Overturns 10 Years Of H-1B Visa Policies

By |2020-05-22T10:14:24-04:00May 22nd, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration Policies, Trump|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has agreed to a settlement with the business group ITServe Alliance that overturns 10 years of policies restricting employers and H-1B visa holders. The settlement follows a pivotal March 10, 2020, District Court opinion that repudiated key USCIS actions and a May 20, 2020, judge’s opinion in Georgia that ruled against [...]

Timeline and List of U.S. Immigration Actions on COVID-19

By |2020-04-15T10:34:19-04:00April 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

Post last updated April 10, 2020 The United States government has taken extreme actions to limit travel to the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, the government has suspended nearly all legal immigration and travel to the United States and paused most legal immigration applications from immigrants inside the United States as well. It [...]

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-04-12T12:03:14-04:00April 12th, 2020|Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Specialty Ocupation, Trump|

Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the worst pandemics the nation has ever seen: Ensuring their paperwork will allow them to work in the United States. The nation can ill afford to lose any health care workers right now, yet foreign-born doctors, [...]

Judges Slap Down USCIS Again On H-1B Visas

By |2020-04-08T10:48:31-04:00April 8th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies|

In three new court cases, federal judges have decided that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully denied H-1B petitions for foreign-born professionals. The decisions, which all involve USCIS improperly limiting the definition of a specialty occupation, may bring greater certainty to employers and potential visa holders during uncertain economic times. Under the Trump administration, [...]

COVID-19 IMMIGRATION PLANNING

By |2020-03-20T14:44:21-04:00March 20th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Specialty Ocupation, Trump, USCIS Interviews|

The Coronavirus, COVID-19, has taken the entire world by utter surprise, and both governments, employers and employees are in new, never chartered territories. Our team at Weinstock Immigration Lawyers has kept our doors open and implemented a remote work rotating policy for our employees so we can continue to serve our clients. We will continue [...]

Coronavirus Raises Tough Immigration Issues For Businesses

By |2020-03-17T10:51:59-04:00March 17th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, H-1B Visa, Immigration|

Coronavirus raises a host of difficult immigration issues for U.S. businesses, including the status of H-1B visa holders and international students, obtaining I-9 verification for new employees and travel restrictions that limit mobility for international personnel. Below is a look at important immigration issues facing businesses during the current health crisis. H-1B and L-1 Visa [...]

Forbes: USCIS improperly denied an H-1B petition

By |2020-03-11T09:25:14-04:00March 11th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigrant health insurance, Specialty Ocupation|

US Magistrate Judge L. Patrick Auld has ruled that US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) improperly denied an H-1B petition after USCIS claimed the position did not qualify as a “specialty occupation.” Stuart Anderson, senior contributor at Forbes, writes that this ruling is the “first known case where a federal judge has analyzed whether the USCIS interpretation of [...]

Time to start processing H-1B cap petitions.

By |2020-02-13T09:47:21-05:00February 12th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

It’s already February 2020 and it’s almost time to start processing H-1B cap petitions for your employees and prospective employees. The H-1B cap applies to all employees you currently employ in F-1 OPT or J-1 status or prospective employees you wish to sponsor, here or from abroad. The H-1B cap does not apply to H-1B [...]

What is the H-1B Visa – What You Need to Know

By |2020-01-31T09:26:36-05:00January 31st, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

In this age of rapid economic growth and demand from companies for technology and other workers which outpaces the supply, many U.S. companies rely on foreign-born employees to cover their hiring needs. Recruiting and retaining the best possible talent from around the world is critical for any business to maintain its competitive edge. Many businesses [...]