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H-2B Cap for FY2009 Reached

On January 8, 2009, US Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the H-2B cap of 66,000 visas for FY2009 had been reached.  H-2B visas allow employers who have a need for peak-load, seasonal, or intermittent workers to temporar…
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I-9 Form Revised by USCIS

On December 12, 2008, US CIS announced that it had submitted to the Federal Register an interim final rule that is intended to streamline the employment eligibility verification (I-9) process.  Under this rule, fewer documents are acceptable for…
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New Electronic System for Travel Authorization Announced for Visa Waiver Travelers

Effective January 12, 2009, anyone planning to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), a program that allows people from certain designated countries to travel to the U.S. for business or pleasure for up to 90 days without first obtai…
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TN Workers Now Eligible for Three Year Admission Period

Effective October 16, 2008, DHS Regulations provide that TN status may now be granted for up to three years at a time. TN status is a nonimmigrant classification that is only available to Canadian and Mexican citizens who are employed in a specific o…
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White House Announces the Inclusion of 7 Countries in the Visa Waiver Program

On October 17, 2008, the White House announced the inclusion of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and South Korea in the Visa Waiver Program. Already in effect for numerous countries including the United Kingdom, Ger…
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ICE Provides Final “Safe Harbor” Guidance to Employers with SSA “No-Match” Letters, but Rule Has Little Immediate Impact

Social Security Administration (SSA) “no-match” letters – letters received by employers from SSA notifying them that their reported SSA earnings do not match those of SSA records — have been a problem for employers for years. Responses t…
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USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office announced that, effective September 17, 2018, changes to the InfoPass process will be made. Specifically, the office will NOT be accepting walk-in requests or online scheduling of InfoPass appointments for informati…
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USCIS announced on August 28th that it is extending the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions. Beginning on September 11, 2018 the temporary suspension will include certain additional H-1B petitions. These suspensi…
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Our founder, Laura Edgerton, has been selected by her peers as the recipient of Best Lawyer’s 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award for her work in Immigration Law in Raleigh, NC.  See her profile in Best Lawyer’s publication for…