Archive for February, 2013

All Eyes on Immigration Relief

2/22/2013 Written by William Z. Reich

Jockeying for posture, Congress and the President are attempting to promote their immigration agenda. The President is saying if Congress does not act, he has a proposal that he will push forward.  The framework of any agreement is likely to include a pathway for illegal residents to become legalized, calls for heightened border security, and [...]Read More >

USCIS Publishes Naturalization Fact Sheet

2/21/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS has published a Naturalization Fact Sheet, which provides information about the naturalization process and eligibility requirements.Read More >

Article on Proposed Law Changing H-1B Visa Cap

2/13/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

Roy Maurer, Online Discipline Manager/Editor, SHRM, recently wrote an excellent article about the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 entitled “Senate Bill Calls for Market-Based H-1B Cap”. Roy writes about some pros and cons regarding this first step towards immigration reform. SRW attorney, Andrew Wilson, was quoted in this article: There is much to like about [...]Read More >

Immigration Information for HR Professionals – LinkedIn Group

2/13/2013 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

While hiring and transferring foreign nationals is important to many companies, actually coordinating those immigration issues can be challenging to HR professionals. Immigration laws are confusing, and policies frequently change which makes it difficult to stay current. Combine that complexity with the limited amount of time and resources available to address these matters, and immigration [...]Read More >

AILA Discusses With USCIS H-1B Visa FY2014 Cap Issues

2/1/2013 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

With the April 1st filing date fast approaching, AILA recently had a meeting with USCIS to discuss some of the issues surrounding the upcoming FY2014 H-1B visa cap filing season. Two issues discussed involved USCIS’ expected processing times for these petitions, and problems with petitions involving third-party work. USCIS stated that it is working diligently [...]Read More >