CIS Advises Employers Not To File For Exempt Visas Available Under The H-1b Reform Act Of 2004

Gunster – Immigration Alert, March 7, 2005 In a press release dated March 4, 2005, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”) advised employers notto file H-1B petitions that qualify under the new exemption available to certain individuals who possess a master’s degree froma U.S. institution of higher learning until new guidance is issued. […]

Analysis of the L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2004

Gunster – Immigration Alert, February 2005 In December 2004, President Bush signed the Omnibus Appropriations Act for FY 2005, which included the L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2004 that made significant changes to the L-1 non immigrant category. The L-1 classification pertains to intracompany transferees and may be used for executives, managers, or persons with […]


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