Immigration Resources For 2020

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Read our immigration resources to equip you on how to prepare for 2020.


Immigration Implications When Employing An International Workforce

In an article published in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly and North Carolina Lawyers Weekly on January 17, 2020, Melissa Azallion details how employers can assist their existing international employees with the task of properly managing immigration issues by proactively staying apprised of immigration regulations.

Read full article here.

Immigration: Effective Visa Planning For U.S. Market Entry

In an article published in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly and North Carolina Lawyers Weekly on December 31, 2019, Melissa Azallion and Jon Eggert discuss how an understanding of the various work visa options and requirements is vital to plan successful business immigration strategies, including B1/B2 Business Visitor visas, H-1B Professional visas, L-1 Intracompany Transferee visas and E-2 Treaty Investor visas.

Read the full article here.

In a 
guest post for Upstate South Carolina Alliance's Blog published on January 24, 2020, Melissa Azallion offers an introduction into the business immigration process through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS").

Read the full article here.

Immigration: Anticipating Issues For Existing International Workforce

In a guest post for Upstate South Carolina Alliance's Blog published on February 17, 2020, Melissa Azallion offers a primer on top issues for employers to anticipate.

Read the full article here.


IMMIGRATION WEBINAR ALERT: How School Districts Are Combating Teacher Shortages Through International Hires

It is no secret that teacher shortages are proving to be a significant challenge for school districts across the country.  Due to the influx in interest related to international teaching hires, Burr & Forman LLP will be conducting a free webinar for school districts on February 26, 2020 that are interested in learning more about hiring international teachers.  During the webinar, we will discuss the benefits of the H-1B visa over other visas for teachers as well as the process districts need to follow to obtain an H-1B visa for teachers under the special H-1B rule.  We will also discuss green card strategies for teachers and tips for immigration compliance.

Register for the webinar here.  

Read the full blog post here.

H-1B Registration Developments

It’s official, almost. Implementation of the new H-1B filing process for 2020 is fast approaching and more details have been released.  DHS published a notice in the Federal Register on January 9, 2020, which officially announced the process.

Read the full blog post here.

H-1B Lottery Changes Officially Coming in 2020

As 2019 draws to a close and millions of people contemplate their resolutions for the new year, USCIS made good on their promise (discussed in our prior article) and announced the implementation of a new H-1B filing process for 2020. 

Read the full blog post here.



ICE Audits & I-9 Investigations 

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The Conrad 30 Waiver Program

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Conducting I-9 Internal Audits

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PERM Process

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