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H-1B and the New CIR Bill

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

It’s been about two weeks since the Gang of Eight’s “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” was presented before the Senate. . In this article, we will explore the specific provisions that affect H-1B visas. It’s important to note that these provisions are not yet … Continue reading H-1B and the New CIR Bill

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Gang of Eight’s New CIR Bill

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

On Tuesday, April 16, the Gang of Eight, comprised of four Democratic and four Republican members of Congress, introduced an eight hundred page Comprehensive Immigration Reform (“CIR”) Bill. This bill has just been reviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee today on April 22, and given the reactions by the media, … Continue reading Gang of Eight’s New CIR Bill

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H-1B Visa Extensions

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

While the H-1B quota for the fiscal year 2014 is over, it is significant to note that those foreign nationals already in the US on H-1B visas are exempt from the annual quota. Therefore, USCIS will continue to adjudicate H-1B visas so far as they relate to extension and transfers. … Continue reading H-1B Visa Extensions

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H1-B Visa Cap Reached, Possible Lottery

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

Just as we and many other sites have predicted, the H1-B visa hit its cap on Friday, April 5th, just a mere four days since the opening date on April 1st. Even before this year’s H1-B visa application season opened, there was talk of a possible lottery. USCIS, the government … Continue reading H1-B Visa Cap Reached, Possible Lottery

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Entrepreneurial Visa Options

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

The H1-B Entrepreneur It is very much possible to hold a managerial position of a company you helped establish with a H1-B visa. On August 2, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and USCIS announced many immigration initiatives designed to boost the economy. The most notable one included a … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Visa Options

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