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...
by Kathleen Walker | Oct 8, 2019
What is the VWP? The VWP is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in consultation with the State Department. Currently, the program permits citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States (U.S.)...Read More
by Kathleen Walker | Sep 25, 2019
The concept of a public charge ground of inadmissibility has been a part of immigration law for more than a century and the current statutory provision [§212(a)(4)] of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (INA),...Read More
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
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