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New Visa Guidance For Crews Working On Offshore Wind Projects
The U.S. State Department published new guidance on visas issued to crewmembers who will work aboard vessels engaged in offshore wind farm operations.
United States
27 Sep 2019
Congress Extends EB-5 Program Without Changes Until September 30, 2016
The EB-5 Investor Visa Program has been extended with no changes until September 30, 2016. The extension of the EB-5 Program came as part of the omnibus spending bill that Congress agreed to on December 15.
United States
4 Jan 2016
EB-5 Regional Center Program Temporarily Extended; Changes Expected
The continuing resolution that President Obama signed into law on September 30, 2015, that averted the federal shutdown included a critical extension of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
United States
10 Dec 2015
The State Department's Revised Visa Bulletin Opens Temporary Window For Those Applying For Green Cards
The Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA") limits the number of immigrant visas issued each year (with some exceptions as Congress and the President establish the admission numbers for refugees).
United States
30 Sep 2015
SEC Charges EB-5 Brokers With Violation Of The Exchange Act
According to the SEC, Ireeco LLC, originally located in Boca Raton, Florida, and its successor Ireeco Limited, a Hong Kong-based company and 100 percent owner of Ireeco, LLC, failed to register with the SEC...
United States
15 Jul 2015
U.S. State Department Consular System Technical Issues Cause Visa Issuance Delays
The State Department has not estimated when consular systems will be back in operation, but has stated that they may be able to assist those with an urgent humanitarian need to travel in the interim.
United States
18 Jun 2015
Plan Now For H-1B Season
New H-1B visa petitions can be filed with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
United States
29 Jan 2015
The U.S. And China Agree To Extend Visas For Short-Term Business Travelers, Tourists, And Students
Chinese and U.S. citizen business travelers, as well as trainees and students, should consider applying for the now available longer validity period visa.
United States
8 Dec 2014
More than Amnesty – How Obama’s Executive Action Will Impact Your Business and Foreign Workers
Action Item: Employers and investors should identify how their business and workforce may benefit from the wide range of business immigration changes that will follow President Obama's announcement.
United States
23 Nov 2014
Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B Cap Season Begins April 1, 2014
New H-1B visa petitions can be filed with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services beginning April 1, 2014.
United States
20 Jan 2014
Immigration Impact Due To Government Shutdown
The federal government entered a partial shutdown on October 1, 2013 as Congress failed to enact a signed appropriation or continuing resolution.
United States
4 Oct 2013
Immigration Policy Outlook
Immigration Reform legislation was passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21st by a bipartisan vote of 13-5.
United States
21 Jun 2013
Employment, Benefits & Labor
New H-1B visa petitions can be filed with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services beginning April 1, 2013.
United States
28 Feb 2013
NLRB Overturns Two Employer-Friendly Decisions Regarding Challenges To Representative Status Of Unions
In a pair of decisions issued on August 30, which have already been touted as victories for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") restored the "successor bar" and "voluntary recognition bar" doctrines and defined "reasonable period of bargaining" in each of these two situations.
United States
7 Sep 2011
National Labor Relations Board Denies Back Pay To Undocumented Workers
In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") ruled, in Mezonos Maven Bakery, Inc., that it did not have the authority to award back pay to undocumented workers, even where the employer violated federal immigration law by failing to ask for work authorization documents when it hired the workers.
United States
19 Aug 2011
National Labor Relations Board Seeks To Modify Procedures In Representation Cases
The National Labor Relations Board ("Board") yesterday proposed significant amendments to procedures in representation cases involving secret ballot elections. According to the Board, the proposed amendments are intended to "remove unnecessary barriers to the fair and expeditious resolution of questions concerning representation" and, if adopted, will streamline pre- and post-election procedures, facilitate electronic communications and document filing, and reduce unnecessary litigation.
United States
24 Jun 2011
Foreign Maritime Workers with B-1 Visas May Now Apply for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials
On February 9, 2011, after an intensive 2+ year effort by maritime industry representatives, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") and the Department of State ("DOS") announced the creation of an annotated version of the B-1 visa—issued to a foreign citizen visiting the United States for business purposes—that will allow a foreign maritime worker to apply for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential ("TWIC").
United States
9 Mar 2011
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