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Changes to Visa Waiver Program

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2029, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act. Contained within the law are several provisions which make changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), the program by which visitors from designated countries can visit the United States for business or tourism without first obtaining a visa stamp…
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Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses

The long awaited provision for granting employment authorization to certain H-4 spouses, which was announced by President Obama in November 2014 as part of his executive action on immigration, has been finalized by USCIS. Starting May 26, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) for the following H-4 depended spouses:  If…
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Engaging immigrant women

I was recently invited to attend the Union Club’s lunch event on successful immigrant business women in Cleveland, presented by the Club’s Engaging Women Committee on Tuesday, October 29th. What an inspirational event! Four of our community’s most prominent women in business told their personal stories, sharing their experiences and struggles to build their successful…
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Infosys Settlement and the B-1 in Lieu of H-1B Category

The Indian IT consulting giant, Infosys Ltd., is reported by the major business news wires today to be settling with the U.S. Department of Justice to the tune of over $34 million for immigration law violations. According to a statement issued by the company, “Infosys denies and disputes any claims of systemic visa fraud, misuse…
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