President Obama to Sign Executive Order With a Promising Impact on Business Immigration

By: Donald W. Parker, John J. Gallini and Grant W. Godfrey On Thursday November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he would be using his powers already granted to him by the U.S. Constitution and Congress to make certain reforms to the United States’ broken immigration system.  Most of the fanfare (and most of his …

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The H-1B Filing Season – a Post-Mortem

By: Donald Parker The 2014 H-1B filing season opened on April 1st with a bang. In the first 5 days of April, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”) received approximately 124,000 visa petitions for new H-1Bs - well exceeding the 65,000 quota for non-U.S. Master’s degree cases and the 20,000 quota for U.S. Master’s degree …

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