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 […]
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.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published proposed new rules this month that could alter the landscape for family-based immigrants. As most immigrants who applied for green cards through a family member will recall, the process requires having a sponsor. The sponsor (often the U.S. citizen spouse) must meet certain income or asset thresholds to ensure […]
On June 28, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a policy memorandum that effectively transforms the current “services” division of Homeland Security into an enforcement agency. The new policy, which goes into effect next Monday, is to issue a Notice to Appear, or NTA, to start the deportation process against persons suspected or alleged […]