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Government Agency Actions - USCIS, ICE, etc. Visas - H-1b, L-1, E, O, TN

USCIS New Policy Memo on H-1b Visas

Pursuant to a settlement agreement reached in Federal Court, the USCIS has released an official Policy Memorandum which eliminates the Neufeld memo from 2010 and the contracts and itineraries memo from 2018. This is a major victory for IT and healthcare staffing cos. The new memo reminds employers that they must continue to prove the existence of an employer-employee relationship but, that is now defined per the language of the statue instead of a made up policy designed to target a specific industry. As a practical matter, this new policy should result in full approvals and will alter the number of RFE’s and the issues raised. This new policy will also change the type of evidence that is needed to file a new case.

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Events Visas - H-1b, L-1, E, O, TN

ITServe Synergy 2019

HLG attorneys, Matt Minor and Anthony Zarate will be attending the ITServe Synergy 2019 conference in Chicago on Oct 17th and 18th. Stop by and see them if you are attending. HLG partner, Mike Hammond will be a panelist discussing H-1b RFE’s as part of the Friday educational sessions.