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18 Mar 2010, 9:19 am by admin
USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register with proposed changes to Form I-129 which is used for H-1B, L-1, TN, among other visa type filings.   Please see the DRAFT proposed Form I-129 (and draft instructions).  The proposed changes are significant and are likely to impact most, if not all, employers who file Form I-129. More Amendments Will Be Required The proposed draft contemplates that an H-1B amendment filing will be required for ANY material change in employment.  The instructions… [read post]
3 Jan 2011, 7:56 pm by admin
USCIS released the weekly FY2011 information on the numbers of cap-subject H-1Bs filed since April 1.   As of December 24, 2010, USCIS has received approximately 55,800 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap (an increase of 1,900 over the last week).  Also, as of December 24, the U.S. Masters cap (with its 20,000 limit) has been reached.  The numbers indicate that there are only 9,800 H-1B visas left as… [read post]
19 Jan 2012, 7:16 am by emagraken
A reality at busy intersections is that drivers, after committing to an intersection on a green light, sometimes need to wait until the light turns red to complete their turn.  If a crash occurs in these circumstances a driver can (depending on the specific facts of course) be found faultess for the collision.  Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dealing with such a scenario. In this week’s case (Yanakami v. Whittey) the Plaintiff was… [read post]
26 Jun 2013, 8:02 am by emagraken
Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, demonstrating the potential value of traffic signal sequence evidence following an intersection collision. In this week’s case (Kuma-Mintah v. Delange) the Plaintiff and Defendant were involved in an intersection collision.  The Plaintiff was heading westbound through a T-intersection.  At the same time the Defendant was attempting a left hand turn.  Both motorists claimed to have a green… [read post]
30 Apr 2013, 8:45 am by corey
The penalties for NJSA 39:4-129, commonly referred to as “Leaving the Scene of an Accident” or a “hit and run” can be very serious in an New Jersey Court. This offense can lead to high fines, mandatory loss of license, points on your license and even incarceration. This potentially harsh treatment is the result of the basis of the offense is the same when, for instance, a parked car is hit vs. an actual person. Often this ticket is issued along with NJSA 39:4-130, commonly… [read post]
21 Jul 2011, 6:28 am by Brian D. Zuccaro, Esq.
According to its most recent report (May 2011), USCIS' Vermont Service Center is processing I-129 petitions for TN visa status (i.e. for employer changes, extensions, or changes to TN visa status) in approximtaely 2 months. [read post]
3 Dec 2009, 6:33 pm by Clif Burns
In addition to changing the definition of "broker," the proposed new rules under Part 129 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations expand the jurisdictional reach of those rules over foreign persons. Part 129 currently covers brokering activities by U.S. persons wherever located, foreign persons in the United States and foreign persons "otherwise subject [...] [read post]
25 Jan 2010, 5:40 pm by Clif Burns
There has never been a seriously-advocated rational reason for the U.S., unlike most other countries, to have one export agency regulating exports of weapons and a separate export agency regulating exports of dual use items. A new regulation adopted by the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) last May, and which I hadn’t [...] [read post]
29 Jun 2010, 7:44 pm by Clif Burns
A retired Air Force colonel, John O’Toole, and an Israeli aeronautics engineer, Chanoch Miller, are the subjects of a recently unsealed indictment in connection with an alleged plan to ship 700 AK-47s to Somalia. What is most interesting about the indictment is that O’Toole is not only charged with illegal exports but also is charged [...] [read post]
23 Dec 2010, 4:01 am by Chris Gafner
TweetAs of today, all nonimmigrant workers who must file the I-129 form must use the new version of the form.  This new form is different than previous forms in that it asks additional questions of applicants and the petitioning company or entity.  One set of additional questions concerns whether the petitioner will comply with export control laws that prohibit certain information from being given to noncitizens. Share The Message: Hide Sites $$('div.d2650').each( function(e)… [read post]
14 Jan 2010, 7:14 pm by Clif Burns
Virginia-based Taipan Enterprises Ltd. pleaded guilty to, and paid a $15,000 fine for, charges that it illegally engaged in arms-brokering without registering with, and obtaining licenses from, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”). The Statement of Facts that supported the guilty plea revealed that Taipan’s woes began when its President, Ioannis Papathanassiou, was [...] [read post]
30 Jan 2012, 11:29 am by Brian D. Zuccaro, Esq.
This petition, which was filed at USCIS' Vermont Service Center on December 19, 2011, sought an extension of TN visa status for an individual working in a senior forester position. This individual possessed a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management, and had been under TN visa status since 2005. USCIS approved the petition on January 23, 2012 for an additional three-year period. [read post]
16 Nov 2011, 5:27 am by Brian D. Zuccaro, Esq.
USCIS' processing for I-129 petitions requesting TN visa status keeps fluctuating. For quite some time, USCIS had been achieving its goal of processing these petitions in 2 months. However, recent processing times have been fluctuating between 2 and 5 months. According to the most recent processing time information for the Vermont Service Center, USCIS is now processing I-129 TN petitions that were filed on May 29, 2011. This means that USCIS is now adjudicating I-129 TN petitions in about 5 1/2… [read post]
31 Jul 2012, 4:30 am by Jason Dickstein
The MARPA 2012 Conference will be held October 3-5, 2012 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. Please make your reservations early for the Conference: the hotel has sold out early for the past several years and we expect the hotel to sell out again this year. Continue reading » [read post]
20 Oct 2011, 6:39 am by Brian D. Zuccaro, Esq.
According to its October 2011 processing report, USCIS's Vermont Service Center (VSC) appears to have caught up with its processing of I-129 petitions requesting TN visa status. The VSC is now back to its goal of processing I-129 petitions for TNs in 2 months. It was previously at 5 months. The VSC is currently responsible for adjudicating all I-129 petitions seeking an extension of, or change to TN visa status, as well as those requesting a change of TN employers.   [read post]
20 Sep 2011, 6:24 am by Brian D. Zuccaro, Esq.
USCIS' processing goal for I-129 petitions requesting TN visa status is 2 months. For quite some time, USCIS had been achieving this goal. However, according to the most recent processing time information for the Vermont Service Center, USCIS is now processing I-129 TN petitions that were filed on May 22, 2011. This means that USCIS is now adjudicating I-129 TN petitions in about 4 months time. [read post]
23 May 2012, 12:25 pm by Brian D. Zuccaro, Esq.
In this case, our client, a citizen of Canada, had been in the U.S. under TN visa status as a Graphic Designer since 2007. When it came time to renew her TN status, our client decided she wanted to extend her TN status by mail rather than by returning to the U.S. border. Our office prepared the I-129 petition paperwork requesting the TN visa status extension, and packaged the petition with all the required supporting documents (e.g. copy of I-94, paystubs). We filed the I-129 petition with… [read post]
31 Jul 2011, 3:29 pm by Gary Goodin
Whether you are a U.S. citizen filing a petition for your fiancé, spouse or child, an alien applying for a green card by adjustment of status (I-485) or U.S. citizenship (N-400), it is very important to reply accurately to questions about criminal history. If you have a criminal history (e.g. DUI arrests), the best way to do this is to first get and review official criminal background reports about you. Related posts:US deportation rate skyrockets; Information-sharing boosts US deportation… [read post]
23 May 2012, 12:18 pm by Brian D. Zuccaro, Esq.
In this case, our client, a citizen of Canada, had initially obtained TN visa status for a 3-year period as a Software Engineer at the U.S. border. When it came time to renew his TN status, our client decided he wanted to extend his TN status by mail rather than by returning to the U.S. border. Our office prepared the I-129 petition paperwork requesting the TN visa status extension, and packaged the petition with all the required supporting documents (e.g. copy of I-94, paystubs). We filed the… [read post]
8 Dec 2010, 11:42 am by The Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon
The USCIS has issued several new immigration forms for work visas (H, L, O, etc.) that will be required starting December 22, 2010.  These new forms ask questions about off-site employment, work itineraries, and export control laws, none of which are required by the current forms.  In order to take advantage of the current simpler forms, petitions and applications must be filed by December 22, 2010.  Please contact our San Francisco Immigration Law Office if you need assistance with a work visa… [read post]