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The annual H-1B quota is perennially oversubscribed.  In fact, in the first week that new H-1B petitions are allowed each year, the number of H-1B petitions received is more than twice the number that could be approved under the quota for the entire year.  This less than 50 percent chance […]

By James K. Larsen, Attorney When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Thomas Homan called for a 400 percent increase in worksite enforcement, ICE responded in dramatic fashion. ICE agents raided close to 100 convenience stores throughout the United States in January and served Notices of Inspection for Forms I-9 […]

USCIS recently began issuing some approval notices bearing two different expiration dates for certain nonimmigrant classifications, including H-1B and L-1.  The expiration date at the top of the Approval Notice reflects the dates requested in the petition and the period of work authorization.  However, the I-94 at the bottom of […]