Before we bid farewell to 2018, I thought I’d offer one final post on how the increasing legalization of marijuana cultivation, sale and use in many states can impact foreign nationals in the United States. The federal government has yet to consider the question of what to do about marijuana, which means it remains a […]
Employment Visas • Employer Compliance (I-9) • Family Immigration • Citizenship
At Knapp Law Co. LLC, we help clients with employment- and family-based immigration to obtain temporary and permanent visas and citizenship through naturalization. We also advise employers on the complex area of I-9 compliance to make sure their employees have work authorization, properly complete the I-9 form and follow the rules for reviewing and recording the corresponding documents. Immigration is an ever-changing area of law with many nuances and pitfalls for the unwary. We parse through the statutes, regulations, case law, agency guidance, and presidential executive orders and explain in easy-to-understand terms the available planning options and what you need to do to achieve your goals.
From Our Blog
An advance copy of a regulation to be published Monday, December 3 began circulating today. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning to implement a pre-registration process for the annual allocation of H-1B visas, which informally is called the H-1B lottery. USCIS will collect public comments for 30 days, consider and evaluate recommended changes […]
The current administration is trying to derail employers’ talent acquisition efforts. The CATO Institute last week reported its analysis of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ current fiscal year immigration applications and petitions adjudications. Not surprisingly, denial rates for various applications and petitions (e.g. H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrant petitions, immigrant petitions, work permits, travel documents) increased […]