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Executive Branch Asks Supreme Court to Rehear US Versus Texas

On Monday, July 18, Attorneys for the Department of Justice filed a petition with the Supreme Court requesting that the Court re-hear U.S. v. Texas once a ninth justice has been appointed to the court. Because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February, the justices deadlocked 4-4 in their opinion on the case […]

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Applying for an H-1B Visa Before Graduation

H-1B petitions must be submitted to the USCIS on April 1st. In the very likely event that the number of applications exceeds the 65,000 (plus 20,000 U.S. master’s cap) quota, the USCIS will draw from all application received from April 1st through the first 5 business days. Many graduates will have completed the coursework towards […]

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Working for Multiple Employers on a Concurrent H1B Visa

Congratulations! You’re one of the lucky ones who were selected in the H-1B visa lottery and you’ve started working for your employer. Being the hard-working person that you are, you start wondering “Can I take a second, part-time job while I’m on my H-1B visa?” The answer is “yes” but with a few caveats – […]

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When is an Employer Required to File an Amended H1B Petition

U.S. employers with employees in H-1B status have an obligation to ensure that they meet the USCIS and Department of Labor requirements for employing a foreign worker. Generally, this includes paying the prevailing wage and ensuring that the employee continues to carry out the same duties and responsibilities that they were initially approved for. Example: […]

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Guide to Applying for an H1B Visa in 2015

Wit the start of a new year comes the start of a new opportunity for U.S. employers to file H-1B visa petitions on behalf of foreign nationals in specialized occupations. We at Maximilian Law Inc. have written several posts over the past few years on various issues involving the H-1B visa. Below are links to […]

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United States Issuing Multiple Entry Visitor and Business Visas to Chinese Citizens

Effective November 12, 2014, the United States will begin issuing multiple-entry visitor visas up to ten (10) years for citizens of the People’s Republic of China. These visas would allow Chinese citizens to enter the United States temporarily for business (B-1) or pleasure (B-2). Chinese citizen students and exchange visitors may also be issued multiple-entry […]

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USCIS Expands Definition of Mother and Parent under the Immigration and Nationality Act

In October 2014, the USCIS implemented a new policy that essentially expanded the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The term “mother” or “parent” now includes anybody who: “Gave birth to the child, and was the child’s legal mother at the time of birth under the law of the […]

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Checklist of Things to Do After Getting A Green Card

Apply for a Social Security Number If you were previously on a work visa or issued Employment Authorization, you may have already been assigned a Social Security Number (SSN). If not, go to http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ and order a Social Security Card. This nine-digit number will serve many purposes, including the ability to work, open a bank […]

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Petitioner’s Obligations When Sponsoring a Beneficiary for a Green Card

When sponsoring an immediate relative – such as a spouse, parent, child or sibling – for U.S. permanent residency, the U.S. citizen or permanent resident sponsor must prove that he/she has the financial ability to support the relative if the green card is approved. This is usually done by having the petitioner submit federal tax […]

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Entering the United States on a Visitor Visa

Visiting the United States Every year, millions of people from all over the world visit the United States for pleasure, personal or business reasons. Generally, any applicant seeking to visit the United States must show that: • The purpose of the trip is for temporary business or pleasure • The visit is for a specific […]

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