How H-1B lotto winners and their employers can save $18,000 or more by keeping STEM OPT until the last minute. Many employers of F-1 Foreign Students are unaware that they need NOT withhold FICA taxes OR make an employer contribution.
On March 30, 2022, the Biden administration will publish a final rule implementing the long overdue expansion of Premium Processing for employment-based immigration applications.
A recent settlement between Microsoft Corporation and the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division provides guidance to companies for avoiding discrimination liability when screening candidates for immigration work authorization as part of their hiring process.
Foreign national spouses in H-4, L-2 and E-2 status will now benefit from new interpretations of rules regarding employment authorization. On November 12, 2021, USCIS issued a Policy Alert granting L-2 and E-2 spouses employment authorization incident to status and providing automatic extensions of employment authorization documents (EADs) for a small segment of H-4 spouses.
On May 3, 2021, USCIS announced its intention to suspend the collection of biometrics for applications submitted by the dependents of nonimmigrant workers in the H-4, L-2, and E-1, E-2, and E-3 categories effective 5/17/21.
F-1 foreign students can now file applications for optional practical training (OPT) employment authorization online.