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February 24, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS Announces Employment Authorization Eligibility for Certain H-4 Dependents

On February 24, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain H-4 dependents would be eligible to apply for work authorization beginning on May 26, 2015. H-4 dependents are spouses or children of individuals in H-1B status. Those...

January 09, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Tis the season… to prepare H-1B petitions!

It’s that time of year again. The time when job seekers, foreign students, employers, and their immigration attorneys all begin to consider how to proceed with filing for new H-1Bs. As April 1st is the date that U.S. Citizenship and...

May 13, 2014
Stephen Tarnoff

DHS Proposes Work Authorization for Spouses of H-1B Employees

In what would be a significant change to regulations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is proposing that spouses of employees in H-1B status be permitted to work in certain circumstances. The proposal is not a blanket grant of work...

April 25, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

The H-1B Cap: Post-lottery Update

On April 7, 2014, just seven days after it began accepting filings for H-1B filings for the 2015 fiscal year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that it had received enough petitions to reach the 85,000 statutory cap...

March 21, 2014
Stephen Tarnoff

USCIS Adjudication of Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions Set to Begin for FY-2015

The filing period for H-1B Petitions subject to the H-1B Cap for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2014 (FY-2015), will begin on April 1, 2014. The number of H-1B petitions for the coming fiscal year is expected to significantly...

January 16, 2014
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

H-1B Season Has Arrived for Fiscal Year 2015

Filings Will Begin on April 1, 2014 While many know April 1st as April Fools' Day, we immigration attorneys know this date as the first date to file H-1B petitions for the upcoming fiscal year. The H-1B is one of...

June 25, 2013
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Who Pays for H-1B and Green Card Fees?

Clients often call our office asking who is required to pay for fees associated with an H-1B or a green card obtained through an employer. Is the employer required to pay for everything or can the employee pay in some...

The Risks of Letting your Employees Choose Their Own Immigration Counsel

Some employers permit their foreign national employees to choose their own immigration attorneys to prepare various employment-based petitions on their behalf (e.g. petitions for H-1B, H-3, L-1, TN, E, O-1, P, J-1, or other temporary status, or for lawful permanent...


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