Why the FY-2018 H-1B Cap Season Is Unlike Any Other

It’s a typical Saturday morning in March, and immigration attorneys and their staff at Foster LLP in Austin and Houston, just like their nationwide colleagues, are feverishly working to prepare Labor Condition Applications (LCA) for filing with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL),...

Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017

By Jon Reid Two influential House Democrats are planning another shot at immigration reform next year, regardless of who controls the House. Veteran Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) have already held “preliminary discussions” about crafting draft...

Major US Immigration Reform in Store for 2017

By Charles Foster I learned the hard way that it is difficult to make predictions as to when Congress will finally enact broad- based, comprehensive immigration reform. Having served as a senior immigration policy adviser for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, I felt...

The History and Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Immigration and Control Act of 1986 The last major immigration reform legislation Congress passed was the Immigration and Control Act of 1986. It was passed by a Republican Senate led by U.S. Senator Al Simpson of Wyoming and a Democratic House led by Ron Mazzoli, a Democratic...

Dorothee B. Mitchell Named Partner at Foster LLP

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 22, 2015 – Foster LLP, a leading immigration law firm delivering the full spectrum of U.S. and global immigration solutions, announces Dorothee B. Mitchell has been named a partner of the firm. Mitchell has over 10 years of experience in immigration law and...

Foster, Cominsky: Our fears should not scare us into leaving refugees to uncertain lives

By Charles C. Foster and Martin B. Cominsky This week’s decision by a number of U.S. governors, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to block resettlement of Syrian refugees is deeply troubling to those of us who care about the lives of refugees. We share the same grief and...

Texas Agencies Must Soon Verify U.S. Worker Status

Dozens of new state laws will take effect on September 1. One is intended to make sure everyone who is hired at a state agency is legally authorized to work in the United States. But some immigration law experts aren’t sure whether the new mandate will be all that useful. Senate...

Q&A With Foster’s Robert Loughran

Robert F. Loughran is a partner at Foster LLP and is certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Loughran is a veteran and pioneer of the business immigration field with over two decades of experience representing multinational...

Fosters honored for service to Asia Society of Texas

When Charles Foster became chairman of Asia Society of Texas in 1991, the Houston chapter was renting a small office space with a couple of staff members. Now, 24 years later, when Lily Chen Foster and Charles Foster were honored at Asia Society Texas Center’s Tiger Ball –...

Asia Society Honors Charles and Lily Chen Foster at 2015 Tiger Ball

HOUSTON – March 13, 2015 – Charles Foster of Foster LLP, a leading immigration law firm delivering the full spectrum of U.S. and global immigration solutions, and wife, Lily Chen Foster, were the featured honorees at the annual Tiger Ball benefiting Asia Society Texas Center....
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