USCIS Publishes More Info on H-4 Work Authorization

5/21/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS has released the following information on the new rule allowing employment authorization for certain H-4 visa holders: • Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Web page • Frequently Asked Questions Eligible H-4 visa holders may not apply for employment authorization under this rule until May 26, 2015. If a Form I-765 is filed [...]Read More >

Report Shows Difficulty of Obtaining L-1B Visas

3/19/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

A new report sheds light on how difficult it is to obtain an L-1B visa lately. (The L-1B visa is used to transfer workers with “specialized knowledge” from a company’s foreign office to its U.S. affiliate.) A National Foundation for American Policy report has found that the USCIS denial rate for L-1B visa petitions has increased [...]Read More >

Certain Spouses of H-1B Holders Authorized to Work

2/27/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

In a recent article published by the Society for Human Resource Management, SRW attorney Andrew M. Wilson was quoted expressing his support for the executive action authorizing spouses of H-1B holders to work: “I know of H-1B individuals who have left employment to return home because of this issue, as well as individuals who decided [...]Read More >

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

2/26/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

The long awaited work authorization eligibility has finally come for some H-4 dependent spouses. CIS announced today that effective May 26, 2015, they are extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent [...]Read More >

New CBP “Appeals” Process for TN Visa Denials

2/26/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

According to a recent meeting held between the Upstate NY AILA chapter and the Buffalo, NY Peace Bridge CBP office, CBP has instituted a new “appeals” process for denied / withdrawn applications. For more information, please visit  Brian Zuccaro’s TN Visa blog.Read More >