Newsletter - March 2013

Newsletter - March 2013
March 20, 2013

B-1 Visitors Working in the United States

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In February 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) determined that Bloom Energy, the acclaimed Silicon Valley startup, had abused the B-1 business visitor visa to circumvent federal prevailing wage requirements. (more)

 

The “Automatic Visa Revalidation” Rule Explained

A nonimmigrant alien who has previously presented a visa for admission to the US may be readmitted (a) in the same nonimmigrant classification as shown on an expired visa, or (b) in a different nonimmigrant classification than shown on an expired or valid visa if a change of status occurred while the individual was in the US. The nonimmigrant alien’s absence from the US must be limited to 30 days or less, and the individual’s travel must be limited to certain geographic locations. (more)

 

Employer’s EAD STEM Extension Notification Responsibility

F-1 status employees with Employment Authorization Document (EAD) are eligible an extension of 17 months provided they graduated with a STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics), and work for an E-Verify enrolled employer. (more)

 

DOL Publishes Select PERM Statistics for FY 2013 YTD

In February 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) published select statistics for the Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM) for Q1 FY 2013 (i.e., October through December 2012). (more)