Visa Interview Wait Times Confound Tourist and Business Travelers

By |2022-07-28T15:58:08+00:00July 28th, 2022|Immigration, International, Nonimmigrant Visas, U.S. Embassy, USCIS, Visa appointment, Visa Interview|

Wait times for visa interviews at U.S. Embassies have grown significantly. Interviews for both immigrant and nonimmigrant applicants have developed extraordinarily delays.

Jumping Through Hoops for Health: How to Hire a Foreign Nurse

By |2022-05-05T23:00:54+00:00May 5th, 2022|Green Cards, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, International, Nurse, RN, USCIS|

The U.S. nursing shortage is growing, with no end in sight. Healthcare entities are increasingly looking overseas in their recruiting efforts. What does it take to obtain U.S. work authorization for a foreign nurse?

Strategy Tip: Consular Process H-1B to Save FICA Taxes for F-1 Students

By |2022-04-07T21:10:03+00:00April 7th, 2022|EAD, F-1, F-1 STEM, H-1B, H-1B cap, H-1B lottery, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, Nonimmigrant Visas, STEM, USCIS|

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.

USCIS Expands Premium Processing

By |2022-03-29T15:42:23+00:00March 29th, 2022|EAD, I-539, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, Premium Processing, USCIS|

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. 

USCIS Begins Notifying 2022 H-1B Pre-Registration Winners

By |2022-03-28T20:23:54+00:00March 28th, 2022|H-1B, H-1B cap, H-1B lottery, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, Nonimmigrant Visas, USCIS, Wage Requirements|

USCIS has begun notifying successful H-1B Cap Lottery "winners" and their attorneys via their USCIS online accounts.  If your registration was selected and you are looking for an attorney to file your H-1B petition, please contact E&M Mayock at or call 415-765-5111.

USCIS Rolls Out 2022 H-1B Pre-Registration Program

By |2022-01-31T19:29:31+00:00January 31st, 2022|H-1B, H-1B cap, H-1B lottery, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, Nonimmigrant Visas, USCIS, Wage Requirements|

USCIS is now rolling out its H-1B Pre-Registration program for the 2022 lottery. USCIS will open registration during a 18-day period from Tuesday, March 1st until Friday, March 18.

Biden Rolls Out the Red Carpet for STEM Grads and Entrepreneurs

By |2022-01-25T14:48:20+00:00January 25th, 2022|F-1 STEM, Green Cards, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, J-1, NIW, Nonimmigrant Visas, O-1A, STEM|

On January 21, 2022, the Biden administration announced updated policies designed to enhance immigration opportunities for foreign nationals in STEM fields - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Settlement Provides Best Practice for Immigration Queries During Hiring Process

By |2021-12-14T20:28:06+00:00December 14th, 2021|Citizenship, Citizenship discrimination, EAD, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, International, Nonimmigrant Visas|

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.

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