E&M Mayock Blog


Proposed Regulation Ending H-4 EAD Moves to OMB

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Green Cards, H-1B, Nonimmigrant Visas|Tags: , , , , , |

The end of H-4 spouse employment authorization, one of the most closely watched proposals of the Trump administration, is moving closer to reality. 

2019 H-1B Professional Visa Season Update

February 1st, 2019|Categories: H-1B, Nonimmigrant Visas|Tags: , , , , , |

On January 30, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced the publication of a Final Rule making changes to the H-1B program. As E&M Mayock predicted, this year’s H-1B cap season will be the same as in seasons past.

What does the future hold for H-1B cap season 2019?

December 18th, 2018|Categories: H-1B, Nonimmigrant Visas|Tags: , , , , |

On November 30, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require US employers to electronically pre-register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before an H-1B petition is filed.

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program

December 6th, 2018|Categories: H-1B, Nonimmigrant Visas|Tags: , , , , |

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced a proposal that would require H-1B petitioners to first electronically register with USCIS.

USCIS Clarifies the L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement

December 2nd, 2018|Categories: L-1A Visa, Nonimmigrant Visas|Tags: , , , , |

USCIS has published a policy memorandum clarifying the requirements for an L-1 Visa (“one-year foreign employment requirement”).

USCIS and CBP Extend Form I-129 Pilot Program for Canadian L-1 Nonimmigrants

November 6th, 2018|Categories: I-129, L-1A Visa, Nonimmigrant Visas|Tags: , , , , , |

USCIS and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are extending the joint agency pilot program for Canadian citizens seeking L-1 nonimmigrant status under NAFTA.