01 Dec 2021

Teleconference: 2021 Changes of the Biden Administration

Immigration changes under the Biden Administration and the impacts these have had on employees are the topic for discussion in this session.Employers and their representatives are invited to participate in the teleconference scheduled for December 01, 2021 – another in this series designed especially for...

14 Oct 2021

November 2021 Visa Bulletin

This morning, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the November 2021 Visa Bulletin. This month's visa bulletin includes some bad, but not unexpected, news regarding retrogression in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category. Visa Bulletin Summary Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Category The EB1 category remains current for...

07 Oct 2021

I am working for employer A, and employer B filed a change of employer petition for me. While that petition was pending, I received a better offer from employer C. Employer C filed a change of employer petition for me, and then both change of employer petitions were approved. Do I need to join employer B before I can join employer C?

Answer Assuming all three employer's petitions remain valid, it typically would be permissible to work for any of the employers. So, no, it would not be necessary to join employer B before joining employer C. (07.Oct.2021)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the...

04 Oct 2021

TN Status: Employment Option for Canadian and Mexican Citizens

Under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), qualifying Canadian and Mexican nationals can work in the United States in a wide range of positions under the USMCA professionals (TN) classification. Although the TN classification has some key limitations, in many cases it can provide employers with a...