Welcome to the Immigration Insights and Issues Blog! (III Blog for short) Immigration policies and practices are ever changing due to the political nature of the area and the complexity of the legal issues related to the...
USCIS Announces $10 Fee for H-1B Electronic Registration – Does this Apply for FY 2021 (April 2020)?
by Kathleen Walker | Sep 4, 2019
USCIS is moving forward with a plan to implement a preliminary registration system for cap-subject H-1B petitions that will drastically change the H-1B visa filing process employers have used for years. On September 3, U.S....Read More
by Kathleen Walker | Jul 10, 2019
Keeping it simple is often a key goal in any compliance policy for a company, but sometimes it may not be a best practice and indeed could cause a company to incur liability. Employers should consider onboarding personnel...Read More
by Kathleen Walker | Jun 13, 2019
New Zealand and the KIWI Act Recently, Mission New Zealand for the U.S. Department of State posted the announcement that as of June 10, 2019, citizens and businesses of New Zealand will be able to apply for E-1 Treaty Trader and...Read More
Consular Electronic Application Forms Add Social Media History Questions – Heads UP Visa Applicants!
by Kathleen Walker | Jun 3, 2019
Applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas must use the Department of State’s Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) to complete on-line forms for nonimmigrant (DS-160) or immigrant (DS-260) visas. This week,...Read More
by Kathleen Walker | May 21, 2019
More than 570,000 No Match letters (NML) have been sent by the Social Security Administration (SSA) starting in late March of 2019 with instructions for the Employer to review the name and social security number (SSN) provided...Read More
Canadian L Visa Admissions – CBP Changes Course without Prior Notice Creating New Non-Tariff Barrier
by Kathleen Walker | Apr 25, 2019
A few weeks ago, stories of Canadian citizens being refused admission to the U.S. as individual or blanket L applicants requesting an additional period of stay in the U.S. started to increase. The sheer number of reports...Read More
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