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Reminder to Use New I-9 Form

4/26/2013 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

Notice to Employers: Beginning May 7, 2013, all employers must use the revised form I-9 when verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. The revised I-9 form has a publication date of March 8, 2013. The revised I-9 form is available at USCIS’ website. Additional information on the […]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 >

USCIS Making H-1B Cap Petition Processing a Priority

9/5/2012 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

In response to the growing concerns over the significant delays in the processing of H-1B FY 2013 cap petitions, USCIS has informed AILA that the agency “has made adjudication of these cases by October 1st a top priority by adding additional resources as available.” AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12090443 (posted Sep. 4, 2012). H-1B FY […]Read More >

CBP No Longer Stamping I-20 Forms at Border

8/17/2012 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

USCBP has informed NASFA that it will no longer stamp F-1 visa holders’ I-20 forms when F-1 students enter the U.S. This change may result in some F-1 visa students having difficulty in establishing their F-1 visa status in order to receive certain benefits from state agencies. Students experiencing these types of problems should contact […]Read More >

K-4 Visa Holder Cannot File for Green Card Based on Own Marriage to U.S. Citizen

7/24/2012 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

In the case, Matter of Valenzuela, 25 I&N Dec. 867 (BIA 2012), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that a K-4 visa holder (i.e. the son/daughter of a K-3 visa holder) could only file an application for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence based on the I-130 petition filed by the K-3 visa […]Read More >