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Small Business and Immigrants

Immigration is a prominent part of the U.S. DNA with more than 43 million immigrants residing in the U.S.  That is 13.5% of the total U.S. population. immigrants and their U.S. born children now exceed 86 million (27%) of the U.S. population. Just as previous immigrants (as my ancestors) incorporated and assimilated into mainstream American [...]

By | 2018-05-21T15:57:22+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Prince” of the Estate or Servant of the State

Purple Rain with a high chance of thunder storms.  I believe this is when doves cry. Prince, one of the greatest musicians/performers of our time, who was worth nearly $300 million; passed away in April of 2016, without a legally binding Will or Estate Plan in place.  He left behind one biological sibling Tyka Nelson [...]

By | 2018-05-01T15:11:18+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

H-1 Contract Requirements Lead to Limited Validity H-1B Approvals

In February, Attorney Stephanie Scarborough summarized the USCIS memo "Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites." https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-strengthens-protections-combat-h-1b-abuses USCIS has limited H-1B validity based on the duration of service to be performed to the end-client.  The memo confirms that USCIS will limit validity to the validity of the third-party contracts provided in the [...]

By | 2018-04-26T19:29:58+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The USCIS STEM OPT (Optional Practical Training) Update:

Scarborough Law Announces ~ The USCIS STEM OPT (Optional Practical Training) Update: On April 11, 2018, without highlighting or clarifying a change, USCIS updated its program materials regarding the employer’s training obligation related to STEM OPT students.  STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows students who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to apply [...]

By | 2018-04-26T17:37:26+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The USCIS April 2018 H-1B Update:

Scarborough Law Announces ~  USCIS Receives 190,098 H-1B petitions toward the statutory cap. On April 11, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received enough H-1B petitions within the first five business days of the Fiscal Year 2019 filing period to reach the annual cap of 85,000 new H-1B visas. The [...]

By | 2018-04-16T21:37:13+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

USCIS & CBP To Implement: Form I-129 Pilot Program for Canadian L-1 Non-Immigrants

Scarborough Law Announces ~ From April 30, 2018, to Oct. 31, 2018, the USCIS California Service Center (CSC) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blaine, Washington, port of entry (POE) will implement a joint agency pilot program for Canadian citizens seeking L-1 non-immigrant status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This [...]

By | 2018-04-04T23:19:53+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized, United States Government|0 Comments

H-1B CAP ALERT

Scarborough Law Announces ~  H-1B CAP ALERT: Multiple H-1B Petitions; New adopted decision broadens the “Related Entities” definition  The rule regarding filing multiple H-1B Cap subject petitions is found in {8 C.F.R. § 214.2(h)(2)(i)(G}: “An employer may not file, in the same fiscal year, more than one H-1B petition on behalf of the same alien [...]

By | 2018-04-03T17:58:59+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scarborough Law Announces ~ The USCIS April 2018 Visa Bulletin Alert

The April 2018 Visa Bulletin has been released. Employment-Based preference categories will see a significant change starting April 1, 2018. EB-1 for China and India both retrogress to January 1, 2012 and are expected to remain backlogged until at least the end of the Fiscal Year.  Department of State (DOS) Charlie Oppenheim reports that retrogressions [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:15:07+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Protect Your Kids Future – The Time is Now.

We had a scintillating time last month, if you weren’t there, you missed a treat!  Our Managing Partner, Stephanie Scarborough, gave away so much free information.  We can’t even begin to monetize the value that was packed into her Kid’s Protection Plan Seminar.  If you’re a parent of minor children, know someone with minor children [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:17:46+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

H-1B Itinerary and Contract Requirement Changed

On February 22, 2018 USCIS (United Sates Citizenship and Immigration Services) issued a Contracts and Itineraries Requirements memo for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites under the guise of combatting H-1B abuses.  In reality, the memo details the current USCIS policy to actively narrow the use of the H-1B and takes direct aim on H-1B workers [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:20:39+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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