USCIS to promote consistent adjudication of petitions ?

Effective Jan 22,2013, the USCIS will begin implementing a new policy manual designed to create consistency among its adjudicators in different field offices and service centers. What a novel concept ? Of course, anyone that believes the introduction of a new policy manual will stop the service centers, particularly the California Service Center from simply… Continue reading USCIS to promote consistent adjudication of petitions ?

Staffing Cos. score victory !

This week, the USCIS released revised FAQ’s clarifying portions of the Jan 2010 Neufeld memo.  The original Neufeld memo declared that staffing cos. engaging in staff augmentation were not employers as that term was going to be interpreted by the USCIS. After a significant amount of lobbying by various business and legal groups, most notably… Continue reading Staffing Cos. score victory !

USCIS policy against IT staffing companies encourages outsourcing

Recently, the USCIS, particularly, the California Service Center has imposed requirements on IT staffing companies employing H-1b workers that are not found in any statute or regulations.  The requirement to produce contracts from parties with which the petitioner has no direct relationship is impossible to meet and the Service Center knows it ! That, is in fact their… Continue reading USCIS policy against IT staffing companies encourages outsourcing