Federal Court Upholds L-1b denial

If you had received 251 L-1b approvals in a row, wouldn’t you feel pretty confident about your next L-1b filing ? As the Brazilian restaurant Fogo discovered, not in this current culture of no.  For many years, Fogo had brought genuine Brazilian gaucho chefs from its restaurants in Brazil to work at its US restaurants using the… Continue reading Federal Court Upholds L-1b denial

AILA update !

Last week five attorneys from HLG attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference in San Francisco. Over 4,000 immigration attorneys gathered over a period of 4 days to attend educational sessions. We are providing below key points that may be of interest to our business clients. Problems with the new electronic I-94 card system… Continue reading AILA update !

Senator Grassley Points to Flaws in the OPT STEM Program and Demands an Investigation !

As reported in this blog previously, President Obama’s administration recently expanded the number of STEM programs that make OPT available for 29 months.  This expansion bypassed Congress and was issued without notice and comment or any other rulemaking procedure. Senator Grassley has called for an investigation into the STEM OPT program.  He claims that the expanded program… Continue reading Senator Grassley Points to Flaws in the OPT STEM Program and Demands an Investigation !

DHS Ombudsman office hosts call on L-1b issues

Several HLG attorneys attended the DHS Ombudsman open forum on L-1b petitions.  At some point in the future, an official summary will be posted on the Ombudsman web-site. Until then, below are some items of interest. The DHS acknowledged that there has been a tremendous narrowing of the interpretation of the definition of “specialized knowledge” without any… Continue reading DHS Ombudsman office hosts call on L-1b issues

It’s not Just You ! L-1b denials !

You have the perfect L-1b case. Your employee has worked for your Indian office for over 100 years; he invented the proprietary tool that your company now uses all over the world; he is coming into the US to your wholly owned subsidiary to train US workers on how to use this proprietary tool so… Continue reading It’s not Just You ! L-1b denials !