Increased Scrutiny Coming to Nonimmigrant Visa Adjudications
Author: Natalie L. McEwan (Atlanta)
Published Date: October 26, 2017
Since 2004, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has adhered to a policy of deferring to prior determinations when adjudicating petitions for extensions of nonimmigrant status. Its memorandum of October 23, 2017 indicates that this policy will change.
When filing extension petitions for employees, employers will want to make clear that their sponsored positions and sponsored employees meet all relevant requirements for their visa category—even in cases in which there has been little change from the initial petition filing.
*Currently licensed in Florida only. Natalie L. McEwan concentrates her practice in the area of immigration. She handles all aspects of immigration law, including applications for non-immigrant visas, immigrant visa consular processing, employment-based and family-based immigrant petitions, PERM, applications for change of status and extension of stay and applications for adjustment of status and U.S. Citizenship. Natalie also provides I-9 compliance/E-Verify counseling and training for...