On April 3, Giselle appeared on WJXT’s The Chat to share her journey from being an immigrant (twice!) to becoming an immigration attorney and to talk about the process of helping employers with our complex immigration system and individuals to immigrate to the United States.
The first part of the interview focused on Giselle’s personal journey and the importance of the April 3rd H-1B deadline this year.
Giselle presented at the SHRM Jax Annual Conference about “Managing your Foreign Talent in 2017 and Beyond under the Trump Administration”. The message of her presentation was: Prepare for the challenges ahead, but also seize the opportunities that come with changes. Continue reading
The H-1B visa is highly sought-after. For several years now, the annual cap of 85,000 has been reach within days of the start of the filing season every April.
One way to help employers apply to obtain a cap-exempt H-1B visa is to help them determine if they can be considered a cap-exempt organization or whether a foreign national could qualify to work concurrently for both cap-subject and cap-exempt organizations.
The new High-Skilled Workers rule has made some notable changes to the H-1B cap exemption requirements. Some of them are beneficial, while others are more limiting. Here is what you need to know about the new regulations. Continue reading
The Marks Gray Immigration Team regularly helps employers who qualify for cap-exempt H-1B visas. This month, we are highlighting the success story of a college and a mathematics professor from Ethiopia.
The H-1B allows US employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. Certain organizations are exempt from the highly competitive annual H-1B visa lottery, including institutions of higher education, non-profit entities related to or affiliated with a higher education institution, and nonprofit or government research organizations. Continue reading
On January 17, 2017, the final Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule entitled “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” took effect.
The rule amended regulations related to various employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs, including the H-1B.
Since this is the first filing season where it will be in effect, we wanted to provide answers to the commonly asked questions about the changes. Continue reading
The Marks Gray Immigration Team is already helping clients with H-1B petitions for the upcoming April lottery. This month, we are highlighting the success story of a French citizen who received a cap-subject (lottery subject) H-1B petition last year under the FY2017 lottery.
After receiving notice from us that his H-1B petition was selected under the lottery, our client said, “For real!…Oh my god!!!! Thank you very much!!!!” Continue reading
Here are our top five tips for H-1B filing:
- Your H-1B petition must be ready to be filed by April 3rd, 2017. It’s crucial to start preparing now. Don’t delay!
- Your position must relate to your educational credentials. The H-1B requires at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. That education must be related to the job you will perform in the United States.