Author: Janice Flynn

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yesterday, President Trump issued an executive order to review the H-1B visa entitled "Buy American and Hire American." The Order calls on US immigration agencies to review the H-1B visa category: "Sec.5 Ensuring the Integrity of the Immigration System in...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's the beginning of the 2017 H-1B Cap filing season! US employers who wish to have professional "specialty workers" obtain one of the golden 65,000 H-1B visas or 20,000 H-1B visas for those with a US master's degree...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our practice does not normally involve giving advice to those travelling on the Visa Waiver Program ("VWP") because these cases are very basic and a lawyer's advice really isn't needed unless there is a complicating issue such as...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In December 2015 the US Congress passed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 and yesterday the US Departments of Homeland Security and State issued implementation guidance effective immediately. Our office has already...

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to restrict the Visa Waiver Program and could bar those with dual nationality or were born in Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Sudan. I have been working in the field of US immigration law since 1996 so I...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Yesterday, 10th November 2015, the US Citizenship & Immigration Services issued a policy memorandum regarding the update of the Adjudicators Field Manual clarifying the distinction between news and entertainment for the purpose of adjudicating the I Media Visa...

This is the first instalment of a blog that a fellow US immigration lawyer, B. John Ovink, wrote about his time volunteering at the Dilley Detention Center  which has been in the news recently for the conditions in which immigrant children and mothers are being held there....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] H-1B Professional Worker Update Today's post is about the H-1B Professional "Specialty" Worker visa updates and the H-1B "filing season". This temporary visa category is used by US businesses to bring foreign nationals to work in positions that require...