Tag: visa

  1. Silicon Valley Executives Charged with H-1B Visa Fraud

    The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California recently announced the indictment of two executives for their alleged participation in a scheme to abuse the H-1B visa program. The indictment alleges the two submitted approximately 85 fraudulent H-1B visa applications and laundered approximately $1 million proceeds. Allegations of Visa Fraud According to the indictment, the defendants, who were high-level executives for a California-based tech company, perpetrated READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Silicon Valley Executives Charged with H-1B Visa Fraud

    The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California recently announced the indictment of two executives for their alleged participation in a scheme to abuse the H-1B visa program. The indictment alleges the two submitted approximately 85 fraudulent H-1B visa applications and laundered approximately $1 million proceeds. Allegations of Visa Fraud According to the indictment, the defendants, who were high-level executives for a California-based tech company, perpetrated READ MORE READ MORE

  3. U.S. Attorney Announces Two Men Sentenced for Participation in CW-1 Visa Fraud Scheme

    The U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands recently announced multiple sentences arising out of a scheme to willfully abuse the CW-1 Visa Program for personal profit. The announcement underscores the serious repercussions of defrauding the immigration process and the U.S. government. Abuse of the CW-1 Program According to the announcement, a business owner who resided in the Northern Mariana Islands facilitated READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Labor Shortage: Will Additional Seasonal Visas Help?

    The United States is in the midst of a significant labor shortage. In response to the growing demand for labor, the U.S. government recently announced it will expand the number of H-2B visas available for seasonal workers this winter. Although the announcement is hailed by some as necessary, critics suggest the response may be insufficient to meet growing demand. The Modern Labor Shortage Following the economic turmoil READ MORE READ MORE

  5. USCIS Issues New Policy Guidance for O-1B Visas

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently issued policy guidance to clarify how to determine the appropriate visa classification for persons of extraordinary ability in the arts. Given the massive changes in the entertainment industry in the past year, including the increasing popularity of internet and streaming services, this guidance provides essential insight for those seeking to understand the nuances of O-1B nonimmigrant visas and determine READ MORE READ MORE