ATTENTION: DOL investigations under the new administration

The H-1B temporary (non-immigrant) workers program responsibilities are divided among various government agencies:  the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment Training Administration (ETA); the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS); the U.S. Department of State (DOS); and the DOL Employment Standards Administration’s Wage and Hour Division (WH). … Continue reading

STEM OPT Part Two: Tips for IT Consulting Firms

  STEM OPT Part Two: Tips for Tech Consulting Firms Introduction: As indicated in our previous article, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new STEM OPT Rule imposes numerous requirements for employers. Simply put, these requirements make the STEM OPT program not for everyone. In their preamble to the Final … Continue reading

STEM OPT: What Employers Should Know

STEM OPT: What Employers Should Know Introduction: On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final Rule on Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM students (STEM OPT). This Rule allows F-1 students who received a Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or a Mathematics (STEM) Degree from an accredited … Continue reading

BE ADVISED: D.O.S. MAY REVOKE THE NON-IMMIGRANT VISA OF A FOREIGN NATIONAL, PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, FOR D.U.I. ARRESTS

How is this legal? The United States Government has the authority, under the Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Regulations posted in the Foreign Affairs Manual, to revoke a foreign national’s nonimmigrant visa. INA § 212 lists, generally, the class of aliens ineligible to receive visas. Specifically, INA §212(a)(1)(A)(iii)(iv) provides … Continue reading

I-864, Affidavit of Support

I-864, Affidavit of Support: Federal Tax Returns; Other Supporting Documents; and Multiple Sponsors Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, is a contract between the Government and an Individual in which the Individual sponsors the immigrant who is coming to the United States. The purpose of this Affidavit is to “show that … Continue reading