Friday, August 26, 2011

Government Moves to Encourage Highly Skilled International Workers

The U.S. has a long history of welcoming highly skilled workers. Last week, Sect Napolitano outlined a new policy intended to make it easier for highly skilled immigrants to start and grow companies and create jobs. The policy includes clarifying that immigrant entrepreneurs may obtain an EB-2 immigrant visa and may qualify for a National Interest Waiver, expanding Premium Processing services, and clarifying that a sole employee-entrepreneur can establish a valid employer-employee relationship for H-1B purposes.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Moving? Foreign Nationals Must Notify CIS

Every foreign national in the United States, whether in nonimmigrant or immigrant status (green card), has a legal obligation to update his/her address with USCIS each and every time that s/he moves. In the case of nonimmigrants with pending petitions, failure to update an address could result in CIS sending a Request For Further Evidence to the wrong address. Failing to respond to a Request for Further Evidence, in turn, could lead to the denial of the benefit. If a green card holder fails to update his/her address, s/he may be questioned about the omission at a naturalization interview.