On Friday, November 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the regulations which govern how H-1B visas are filed and selected. The H-1B visa represents one of the most popular U.S. visa options for U.S. employers to hire top international talent. To qualify, a U.S. employer must intend to hire a foreign Beneficiary in a position which requires, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in a specialized field. In...
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DHS Proposed H-1B Registration System
Update Date: Monday, December 3, 2018 - 05:24
Trump Administration Targets Family Immigration
Update Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 14:30
The Trump Administration’s proposal to reform U.S. immigration law has targeted what administration officials are calling Chain Migration. The term refers to the ability of U.S. Citizens to sponsor the immigration of family members, such as spouses, parents, children, brothers, and sisters, and their families. The President’s proposal seeks to eliminate the ability of U.S. Citizens to sponsor parents, non-minor children, brothers, and sisters. These cuts would not go into effect...
Obtaining a U.S. Green Card through EB1-A
Update Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 20:13
Part II: Proving National or International Recognition
This is the second installment in our series on obtaining a green card through the EB1-A classification. You can find our entire series on this topic at http://mtlawllc.com/en/news. The EB1-A subcategory is an easy way for many types of talented professionals in the arts, sciences, business, education, and sport to obtain green cards. To qualify for the EB1-A...
DHS’ New International Entrepreneur Rule
Update Date: Monday, January 8, 2018 - 17:15
In January 2017, The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a new international entrepreneur rule (“IER”), which had been originally slated to start on July 17, 2017. The IER allowed for certain entrepreneurs to be paroled into the country for an initial stay of up to thirty (30) months in the United States. Less than a week prior to the scheduled effective date, DHS announced that it would delay implementation of the Obama-era rule until March 2018, and seek to rescind the IER...