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New Immigration Reform Proposal Could Affect Every Part of Current Policy

Author: Giselle Carson

FAQ – H-1B Visas Going…Going…Gone. Now What?

Alternative Work Visas to Consider  With the option of obtaining a cap-subject H-1B visa off the table, you may wonder: what options are available to employers seeking work visas for skilled foreign nationals? What should the plan of action be for professionals seeking an employment visa? Download our quick guide to alternative work visa options to consider below. You can also learn more details about these work visas in my book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, available on Amazon. Download Now

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Giselle Speaks: ATP University and Palm Beach State College

Giselle Carson was honored to speak at the ATP University in Miami. The ATP University provides an opportunity for ATP top world-ranked tennis players to learn about important topics facing their careers. Gisellespoke to the participants about visas and immigration. She was also honored to speak this month to the Palm Beach State College on I-9 and immigration compliance.

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USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Cap Cases… Again

USCIS has announced another temporary suspension of Premium Processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions, including those seeking an exemption for individuals with a master’s degree or higher. However, unlike last year, they will continue to accept Premium Processing for petitions that are not subject to the cap, including those filed by cap-exempt institutions. USCIS will announce when they resume premium processing, but the suspension is expected to continue until September 10, 2018.

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L-1s and TNs Border Processing – A Dramatic Change Ahead

In another effort to tighten legal immigration, CBP and USCIS announced in a conference call that they are rolling out a pilot program to eliminate “on-the-spot” L-1s and TNs NAFTA adjudications at the border. The program will first be implemented at the Blaine Washington State port of entry starting April 30, 2018. The current in-person border application will be replaced with a mail-in application, which might take 3-5 days of adjudication through the California Service Center, […]

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To the Moon, Mars, and Worlds Beyond!

On February 22, 2018, as part of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) delegation, Giselle Carson had the unique opportunity to attend a private reception with Vice President Mike Pence and tour NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. She, along with the Vice President, toured the Space Center and commercial spaceflight facilities in Cape Canaveral, including Boeing, Blue Origin, and the United Launch Alliance. “I was thrilled to visit NASA and share a vision and plans for space […]

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EAD Extension Delayed? How to Know If You Qualify for an Extension

EAD extension delays are now a common occurrence, but many qualify for an automatic extension. The extension begins on the EAD expiration date and continues for up to 180 days unless the renewal is denied. To qualify, you must fulfill the following requirements: Have a pending and timely filed application to renew your EAD before it expires (except for certain employees granted Temporary Protected Status); Have the same eligibility category on the EAD and the […]

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