There is legislation pending in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate which would eliminate the green card line for physicians born in India, once five years of service in a medically underserved area has been completed.
MK Shareholder Attorney Kimberley Best Robidoux recently sat down with NBC San Diego’s Danny Freeman to discuss the new scrutiny on employers’ compliance with the Employment Eligibility Verification requirements of the Form I-9.
The changes will include:
- Raising the minimum investment amount from $1M to $1.8M.
The State of Oregon has passed SB 370 which, effective January 1, 2020,will require that employers notify their employees of any notice of inspection by a federal agency of the records, forms and other documentation associated with the verification of identify and eligibility to work in the U.S.
On Thursday, July 19, 2019, Maggio Kattar immigration attorney Meredith Jolie co-hosted the annual reception for alumni of the University at Buffalo School of Law.
Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia allowed a lawsuit challenging DHS’s optional practical training (“OPT”) programs for F-1 international students to move forward.
The House of Representatives passed HR1044, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, on July 10, 2019. This bill proposes to change the allocation of immigrant visas both in the family and employment-based categories, which could mean less of a wait for an available immigrant visa number for individuals born in countries from which there is a high volume of immigration to the U.S..
A frequent question we receive (and a frequent issue that arises when travel occurs without notifying us and/or your program sponsor) is:
“Can a J-1 Exchange Student (and J-2 dependents, if applicable) travel outside the U.S.
Maggio Kattar Senior Attorney and Shareholder, Andy Finkle will be sharing his expertise with other attorneys on July 18, 2019 in the DC Bar CLE course “Advising Foreign Nationals on Starting a Business in the United States.”
Andy Finkle is a senior immigration attorney and shareholder with Maggio Kattar Nahajzer + Alexander P.C.