Five Common I-9 Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

As HR Professionals, you know all too well that onboarding a new employee involves completing Form I-9 in order to verify the identity and employment authorization of all hired workers. Moreover, certain situations require employers to reverify work...

Mock Interview: Preparing for your Nonimmigrant Visa Interview

Attending a nonimmigrant visa interview can be a daunting process. Seemingly insignificant information verbally provided to the officer or a single document you showed him during the interview may result in a rejection. This is because a visa interview...

USCIS Announces $10 Fee for H-1B Lottery Registration

            This morning, USCIS announced a final rule that will require a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B lottery registration submitted by petitioners. This rule is to help subsidize the costs involved with the H-1B lottery pre-registration...

50,000 Indians Would Die Waiting for Employment-Based Green Card

There has been a great deal of attention given to the problems in our immigration system. Much of that attention has been focused on the portion of the system that deals with undocumented persons, the detention system, and the effect it has on people’s...

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing in Mexico and Canada

Our office often gets this question from both first time H-1B holders and H-1B holders needing an extension of their visa – “can I go for H-1B stamping in Mexico or Canada?” Although we usually recommend for applicants to visit their home country for...

L-2 and L-2 EAD Delay Litigation

             The L-2 visa allows for the temporary transfer of foreign national companies’ employees to the United State to continue employment at an office of the same employer, its parent, branch, subsidiary or affiliate. The L visa requires the...

Judge Blocks Trump’s Public Charge Policy

On Friday, October 11, a federal judge in New York issued a nationwide injunction blocking the administration’s “public charge” rule that would disqualify applicants who received public benefits like Medicaid and Food Stamps. The “public charge” rule,...

3 Essential Steps When Termination of an H-1B Worker is Necessary

In the unfortunate circumstance when an employer must terminate an H-1B worker before the end of the validity period of the worker’s visa, failure to follow the correct procedure can be costly. Recently, a manufacturer and supplier of raw materials...

How to Deal With a Job Loss and New H-1B Approval

For most beneficiaries, once their cap-subject case has been approved for a change of status to H-1B on October 1st, they can take a sigh of relief and wait for that October 1st date to come without trepidation. However, for some, an unfortunate situation...

Downgrading your I-140: When one step back can be two steps forward

          Due to significant backlogging of employment-based visa priority dates, for certain individuals it may be of benefit to choose a lower-tiered employment-based visa category to expedite an individual’s ability to file for adjustment of status...

Options When Receiving an H-1B Employer-Employee Relationship Denial

            Below is an in-depth article regarding actions that can be taken when your company receives an employer-employee relationship denial. Reddy & Neumann, P.C.’s Counsel for Litigation Jonathan Wasden and Attorney Steven Brown have prepared...

Successful Results from EAD Delay Litigation

Reddy & Neumann, P.C. has been proud to lead the charge against USCIS’ unlawful delay of EAD applications. To date, we have filed eight lawsuits in federal court representing hundreds of EAD holders who were at risk of losing or have already lost...

B-1 in Lieu of H-1B Visa

The “B-1 in lieu of H-1B” is a lesser-known visa category that can be beneficial for many qualified foreign employees. Existing like a hybrid of the B-1 visa and H-1B visa, the “B-1 in lieu of H-1B” category allows a foreign company to send their employees...

What happens when an I-140 is withdrawn?

When an I-140 is withdrawn, the petitioning company generally avoids any liability they have would toward that I-140 petition, particularly as it relates to ability to pay the Labor Certification wage. Thus, once a company withdraws an I-140 petition--regardless...

Bill Eliminating Employment-Based Per Country Cap Up for Vote in Senate

As you may recall, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, H.R. 1044, passed the House on July 10, 2019.  According to the summary of this bill on Congress.gov, this bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from...

Important timing issues F-1 students should be aware of

When F-1 students finish their programs of study or post-completion practical training (OPT employment), they have a sixty-day grace period during which they can do the following: Apply and be accepted to a new academic program. Apply to change...