Immigration Blog

F-1 Student Immigration Updates: SEVP, COVID, and More

See below for key points on the current state of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), COVID-related travel information, and more prepared by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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What Does President Biden’s Immigration Bill Say About Employment Immigration? Here’s What You Need to Know

While not quite as comprehensive as some advocates had hoped, Biden’s bill actually covers quite a bit of ground, including offering a “roadmap” to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, suggesting reforms to both employment- and family-based immigration, protecting American borders, and some innovative issues relating to improving options for employment based immigration. You can read AILA’s lengthy coverage of the entire bill here. Below, we’re going to go into a bit more depth on the proposals […]

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Check Out This H-1B Flowchart and Get Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about the Process

To answer all of the questions we’ve been receiving, we’re sharing our H-1B flowchart to give you a simple overview of a complex process. You’ll find it below, but before we get to that, let’s tell you what we know — or at least what we’re pretty sure of: Will there be an H-1B lottery this year? We expect that, yes, there will be another H-1B lottery this year based on historical data, demand patterns, […]

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VIDEO: March Immigration Updates That You Need to Know

Giselle shares the latest business immigration updates from March 2021.  

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Giselle Leading an I-9 Webinar Series in Partnership with DCSI

What should an employer do if an employee turns in I-9 documentation with different last names? Here’s the official answer: “An employer may accept documents with a different last name as long as the documents are on the List of Acceptable Documents and the employer is otherwise satisfied that the documents reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee.  The employer should also create a short memo for the employee’s Form I-9 […]

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