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U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) recently began issuing Form I-797A Approval Notices with two different validity periods for certain nonimmigrant classifications, including H-1B.   The expiration date at the top of the Approval Notice reflects the validity date requested in the petition and the period of work authorization.  However, the […]

L-2 nonimmigrants traveling separately from their L-1 spouse/parent recently have reported being placed in secondary inspection by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) when initially entering or returning to the United States in L-2 status. L-2 nonimmigrants are the dependent family members of intra-company transferees holding L-1 status. The CBP […]