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USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year Cap for H-1B Visas

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Non-immigrant employment visas give U.S. employers a valuable opportunity to procure the talent and skills they need from around the globe. However, U.S. immigration policy strongly favors the use of domestic labor and strictly regulates the qualifications for receiving an employment visa as well as the overall number of visas available. On April 7th,… Read More »

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues H-1B Visa Timetable

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Many U.S. technology companies use the H-1B visa program to hire foreign workers with highly specialized knowledge in fields like science and engineering. On April 1, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began to accept H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap. According to a USCIS press release, the… Read More »

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USCIS Reaches U Visa Cap

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Due to the overwhelming success of the program, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached its statutory cap for the issuance of U Visas, as it has every year since the program was created. The U Visa, a special nonimmigrant visa, allows victims of certain exploitative and violent crimes to remain in… Read More »

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Boss-Employee Pay Gap Going Public?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

In September, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took steps to enact the Dodd-Frank mandate, requiring more transparency about executive compensation. Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 requires companies to disclose the median annual total compensation of all employees apart from the chief executive officer (CEO),… Read More »

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Immigrant Visas for Religious Workers

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

There are two types of immigrant visas for religious workers in the United States. One is the SD, for ministers of religion. The second is the SR for certain religious workers. The SD and SR categories are distinct from the Temporary Religious Workers category. According to the Department of State, in order to qualify… Read More »

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Welcome

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Welcome to the Tobin, O’Connor & Ewing blog. We handle cases involving business law in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States. We believe in providing practical and professional representation when handling business law, visa and green card issues. Our attorneys have extensive experience in many aspects of the law and are licensed to… Read More »

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How K Visas Work

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you met your fiancé abroad and want to marry in the United States, you must follow a special process. While spouses of United States citizens can usually obtain permanent residency — also called a Green Card — this usually cannot occur until after the marriage actually takes place. If your fiancé wishes to… Read More »

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Work Visa Options

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you’re seeking a work visa to do business in Washington, DC, you have several different choices. These make a difference in determining what sort of work you are able to do. We urge you to contact Tobin, O’Connor and Ewing today if you need support and consultation about how to begin doing business… Read More »

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Options for Securing a Green Card

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you are seeking United States citizenship, you have three main routes to choose from to achieve your goals. You can seek citizenship through family attachment, through employment or investment, and through refugee or asylee status. Contact the law offices of Tobin, O’Connor and Ewing to receive expert advice to help you secure your… Read More »

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