Archive for June, 2009

Return of Premium Processing for I-140 Petitions

6/23/2009 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

As SRW reported a few months ago, CIS has announced that effective June 29, 2009, it will resume its premium processing service for I-140 petitions. The return to premium processing is a result of CIS clearing most of its I-140 backlog from the summer of 2007. Premium processing is available for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 [...]Read More >

H-1BS and Forced Shut Downs-The No Benching Rule Applies

6/1/2009 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

Our office has received inquiries about the affect of temporary shut downs and furloughs on H-1B applicants and the requirement to continue to pay their wages. The INA and the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations require that the normal wages must be paid to H-1B workers even if the H-1B worker is not performing work [...]Read More >