Tag Archives: Employment Visa

Approved H-1B Beneficiaries May File Visa Applications Now!

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have learned from the U.S. Department of State, that beneficiaries of an approved H-1B petition with an October 1, 2014 start date may now start filing a visa application at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate abroad. U.S. visa posts are authorized to accept H visa petitions and issue […]

USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on April 28, 2014 they will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions that are subject to the 2015 Fiscal Year cap. This includes H-1B nonimmigrant visa petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher. USCIS […]

63 Additional Countries Eligible to Participate in H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

USCIS recently announced to JCS Immigration and Visa Law in Los Angeles, that the Department of Homeland Security, together with the Department of State, have added Austria, Italy, Panama and Thailand to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs for this year. The official notice […]

H-2B Cap Count Hits Half Way Mark

The H-2B Non-Agricultural Temporary Worker Program allows U.S. employers to bring Foreign Nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. Our experienced U.S. immigration attorneys have successfully helped hundreds of employers and nonimmigrant workers obtain H-2B and H-1B status. Based in Los Angeles, we can provide assistance across the country and around the […]

Obama’s Proposed Legislation on Immigration to the United States

A bipartisan group of senators has presented a proposal for overhauling the US immigration system. The proposal includes new border security, more stringent checks on immigrants with visas, and programs to help businesses verify the legal status of their employees.  President Obama has submitted his own immigration reform proposal which would allow illegal immigrants to […]

Immigration Services, US Visa, E-2, H1b, Employment Visa

Choosing Between Processing E-2 Visa Status in the US or Abroad

Today, I received a question from another immigration lawyer friend of mine and I thought I would share it. Basically, a Texas based IT company has recently been acquired by a Taiwanese company, and to train the newly acquired staff, the Taiwanese parent company prepares to send a few technicians over on E-2 visa as […]

Immigration Services, US Visa, Immigration, Lawyer, Attorney, Legal Advice

America is a Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

AOL co-founder Steve Case brought an important message to the National Strategy Session on Immigration in Washington, D.C. this week: America is a start-up nation. Over the last 200 years, America has built the most dynamic economy in the world through the hard work and innovation of its entrepreneurs. Just like a start-up, America owes […]