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Scarborough Law is working hard behind the scenes at keeping you up to date with the ever changing by laws and latest news updates. When it comes to legal matters, laws and policies are ever changing. Staying informed is pivotal. Our blog publications help our clients stay in the know about changes that may affect them.

The Administration’s Tactic to Trump H1-B Visas
  • Published: July 11, 2017

The current administration has been working quietly with the Justice Department to change the H1-B process. The plan would enforce the President’s campaign promise to “Buy American, Hire American.” The administration is considering companies under the H1-B program to implement the “Buy American, Hire American” mentality by requiring employers job advertise to U.S. workers before hiring H1-B workers; reducing the cap and duration for the visas; requiring employers to report and submit duties done by their H1-B employees; and cutting “optional practical training” (OPT) for STEM graduates to work in the U.S. three years after…Read More

The Department Wants More From The Visa Applicant
  • Published: July 11, 2017

The Current Administration is adding more questions in the visa interview process “to implement additional protocols and procedures” focused on “ensur[ing] the proper collection of all information necessary to rigorously evaluate all grounds of inadmissibility or deportability, or grounds for the denial of other immigration benefits.” The requested supplemental information on the application include: Travel history during the last fifteen years, including source of funding for travel; Address history during the last fifteen years; Employment history during the last fifteen years; All passport numbers and country of issuance held by the applicant; Names and dates…Read More

The Grassley May Not Be Greener In the U.S.
  • Published: July 6, 2017

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) met with the Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta to discuss stricter reform for the H-1B program which provides 85,000 visas each year to foreign national workers in areas such as technology and engineering. Sen. Grassley is working to gain momentum and support from the White House for his H1-B reform bill he’s co-sponsored with Senator Dick Durbin. For details on the bill, visit congress.gov for S.180 – H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017. On the flip side, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has his own H1-B bill in the works and…Read More

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