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L Visas And Its Requirements
L Visas And Its Requirements

The L-1 visa is available for employers who wish to transfer an employee from a foreign branch, subsidiary, affiliate, parent, or related corporate entity to work or establish a related entity in the United States. There are two types of L-1 visas. The first being L-1A: Intracompany Transferee for Executives or Managers and the second being L-1B: Intracompany Transferee for Employees with Specialized Knowledge. Each type of L-1 visa has its own distinct eligibility requirements...

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Bankruptcy: Saving Grace or Nuclear Option?
Bankruptcy: Saving Grace or Nuclear Option?

As a result of COVID-19 and its economic impact, bankruptcy claims have been on the rise. Declaring bankruptcy may be an appealing option for a struggling business defending a lawsuit, but it is rarely the saving grace it appears to be. Bankruptcy is often a long and costly process, which ultimately causes more harm than good to the filing entity. When considering how to approach a suit that threatens the financial viability of your business, it is helpful to understand the possible impact of and alternative options to bankruptcy...

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Supplemental H-2B Visa Allocation
Supplemental H-2B Visa Allocation

According to a USCIS’s recent announcement, in order to increase the number of H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FV) 2022 making available an additional 20,000 visas, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a joint temporary final rule...

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USCIS Announces FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period
USCIS Announces FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period

On 1/28/2022, USCIS announced that the initial registration period for 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon on March 1 with Eastern time, running through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. USCIS online H-1B registration system can be used to complete and submit the registrations. ..

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Practical and Legal Considerations of Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates at a Workplace
Practical and Legal Considerations of Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates at a Workplace

Over the last couple of months, the effects of the coronavirus (the “COVID-19) outbreak have been widespread, disrupting numerous businesses around the world. With rapidly evolving situation, new laws and guidance, it is important for employers to closely monitor the pandemic, workplace policies and procedures implemented to protect workers from COVID-19...

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2023 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Starts on October 6, 2021
2023 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Starts on October 6, 2021

The State Department will begin accepting online registrations for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery starting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at noon EDT. Foreign nationals who wish to enter the lottery have until Tuesday..

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Remain in Mexico
Remain in Mexico

The recent Supreme Court decision declined Biden Administration's application to issue a stay against a lower-court order that reinstates a Trump-Era policy called ..

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Change of Your Status (COS) to F-1 Student Visa
Change of Your Status (COS) to F-1 Student Visa

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they are issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual about change of status (COS) to F-1 visa. The policy alert issued by USCIS was published on the website on July 20, 2021. ..

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The US State Department Is to Announce FY 2022 Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card) Winners
The US State Department Is to Announce FY 2022 Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card) Winners

According to the US State Department, 2022 Diversity Visa Lottery winners will be announced on May 8, 2021 at noon (EDT). It was previously postponed before due to the delays emanating from COVID-19 pandemic. Entrant Status Check will be available for foreign individuals through the electronic diversity visa applicant entry system. ..

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What to Change: US Immigration Application
What to Change: US Immigration Application

With President Biden, it appears that the process will reverse anti-immigration policies enacted by the Trump. However, Trump’s policies already caused an almost 2.6 million visa application backlog within the US immigration system. Therefore, these policies will affect several applicants, and it’s important for them to know what to expect from the new policies...

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