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H-1B Visa Lottery Selection is Reached

Statistics: 190,098 H-1B visa petitions filed in this visa lottery 95,885 of those H-1B petitions will be in the Master’s cap   Process: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will: begin issuing filing receipts, which typically are received before the end of May will return the H-1B visa petitions not selected in the H-1B visa lottery (typically,…
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Supreme Court on INA Crimes of Violence

On April 17, 2018, in Sessions v. Dimaya, the United States Supreme Court held a portion of the INA’s crime-based removal provision was unconstitutionally vague. The INA virtually guarantees deportation of any non-citizen convicted of an aggravated felony. A “crime of violence” is listed among those included offenses. In holding the INA’s definition of a “crime of violence” was too…
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Lisa Scott on “Buy American, Hire American”

A Law360 article published this week covers some issues that have resulted from the “Buy American, Hire American” mandate of President Trump. See what attorneys, including our own Lisa Scott, had to say about the effects of the mandate on immigration and U.S. industries. Click here to read or download the article. ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Roadblocks…
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Of Counsel

Of Counsel to SGMLG Vivian R. Khalaf Vivian R. Khalaf is Of Counsel to Scott Global Migration Law Group. She is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented individuals in immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals and Federal District Courts.  She also focuses a large part of her practice on family law, with an emphasis…
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Where are Most H-1B Workers?

Where most H-1B visa workers are located in the U.S. The employment of high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas centered in large East Coast metropolitan areas from fiscal years 2010 to 2016. These foreign workers also made up a significant part of the workforces in several Texas metro areas, according to a Pew Research Center…
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