On June 22, 2020, President Trump suspended the immigration of skilled workers receiving H-1B, H-2B, L-1, J-1, and dependent visas for family members. President Trump indicated that he issued this proclamation to protect American jobs during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and an expected subsequent period of substantial unemployment. This proclamation will make it more difficult

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza!  Whatever you celebrate I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

This week’s edition of the Compliance News Flash features information about:

  • The California Consumer Privacy Act.
  • Increase in H1B denials and requests for more information by USCIS.
  • Standard contractual clauses and data transfers.
  • Discrimination claims related to the

On May 25th I wrote about the Fraud Detection and National Secuirty’s (FDNS) on-site visits by government officials at one’s place of business.  This week I attended the American Council on International Personnel’s (ACIP) hill briefing on Why a New World Needs New Policies: Why America Will Lose its Competitive Edge Without Employment-Based

Are you an employer that hires H-1B employees?  If so, read on.  If not, class dismissed. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) created the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) (scary government name) to investigate those receiving an immigration benefit — like an H-1B visa — to confirm that they are in fact doing