Nancy Shalhub is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office, working on U.S. nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Nancy practiced employment-based immigration law at a large corporate immigration firm where she managed a wide variety of case types for the firm’s largest client, including the client’s mergers and acquisitions. Nancy’s prior experience includes providing in-house strategic legal advice to technology and telecommunications companies and advising a variety of corporations on immigration policies, strategies, and best practices for developing and executing robust global mobility programs. Nancy also previously worked for a corporate immigration firm where she consulted Fortune 500 technology companies on varying aspects of U.S. immigration.
Insights by Nancy Shalhub
Beginning January 30, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers E-13 (EB-1C) multinational executive and manager petitions and E21 (EB-2) National Interest Waiver (NIW) petitions.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it would publish a regulation to make available an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural work visas for the 2023 fiscal year. The visas will be added to the standard annual allotment of 66,000 H-2B visas issued each fiscal year.
E-Verify is phasing out a policy instituted at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic that had granted employees additional time to contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve discrepancies with their E-Verify submissions.
Employers and employees alike often inquire as to who may pay immigration sponsorship fees for certain nonimmigrant petitions and the permanent residency (green card) process. The answer often depends on a few details, including the specific immigration process, who is requesting the fee, the visa type, and the specific expense.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published fiscal year (FY) 2023 H-1B cap registration statistics, confirming that more than 48,000 prospective petitioners submitted 483,927 registrations—an approximate 57 percent increase over the number of registrations submitted in the FY 2022 filing season. USCIS selected 127,600 FY 2023 registrations in the initial lottery, representing roughly 26 percent of the total registrations.