Physician News: Immigration Alternatives for J-1 Physicians to Waiver or H-1B

Historically, many states have exhausted their J-1 waiver allotment under the Conrad State 30 Waiver Program before the end of the first quarter, and demand for H-1B skilled professional worker visas for cap-subject employers has exceeded supply for years, leaving a number of J-1 Physicians, and their employers, in search of alternatives as they seek to extend their employment in the United States.

DHS Delays Elimination of H-4 EAD

Last February, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) delivered its proposed rule to eliminate the ability of H-4 visa status holder to secure Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

Reminder: Fines for Form I-9 Violations Increase Every April

As a reminder, fines for Form I-9 violations will increase every year on April 5 as a result of the inflation adjustment to civil monetary penalties required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) which was signed into law on November 2, 2015.