H-1b Victory with a Capital V !

Yesterday, the USCIS was handed another defeat at the hands of a Federal Judge, this time from Atlanta. In a case that echoed prior decisions from other Federal Courts, the Court ruled that the USCIS’ practice and policy over the past 10+ years relative to H-1b adjudications was unlawful. The decision struck at the interpretation… Continue reading H-1b Victory with a Capital V !

District Court Issues Decision on H-1b Validity Period

In Valorem Consulting Group v. USCIS, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri considered whether it was arbitrary and capricious for USCIS to grant an H-1b visa for only a one year validity period when the Beneficiary was expected to work on multiple projects for different clients. In this case, the… Continue reading District Court Issues Decision on H-1b Validity Period

AILA recommends amending an H-1b when there is a work site change

Recently, the AILA ¬†published a practice advisory to its members recommending that we advise our clients to file an amended H-1b petition whenever there is a change in the work site. This advice derived from a series of interactions with the CSC who asserted that an amended H-1b petition was necessary whenever there was a… Continue reading AILA recommends amending an H-1b when there is a work site change