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Criminal Punishments for Officials that Create Sanctuary Cities in TexasAs the President declares a national emergency to circumvent congress and obtain funds to build a wall along the U.S. Mexico border, the debate on immigration has reached a fever pitch. Whether the wall proves to be an effective deterrent to illegal immigrants or not has become besides the point. Immigration as a topic has become a purely political one, driven more by emotion and party loyalty than… Read more
Why O-1 Visas are Harder to GetThe Trump administration has stressed that H-1B visas should only be used to bring the most talented and brightest foreign workers to the United States. As this is now the policy of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), they have severely limited the issuances and renewals of H-1B visas. The thing is, the United States already has a visa that carves out space for the best… Read more
USCIS Fraud Alert Targeting L-1 Visa CompaniesThe United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fraud unit, formally known as the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS), is expected to expand the number of site visits for this year. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General has analyzed the USCIS L-1 intracompany transferee program, suggesting ways to reduce fraud and standardize adjudications… Read more
H-1B Visa Alternatives: What are My Options?Due to the expected high demand, employers should be planning now for a possible rejection of their H-1B petitions. Alternative visa options for affected employees include, but are limited to, the following: for Canadian and Mexican professionals, the TN visa available under the North American Free Trade Agreement; for nationals of Australia, the E-3 visa; for nationals of Chile or Singapore,… Read more
TN Visa: An IntroductionThe TN Visa is a temporary work visa allowing only Mexican and Canadian nationals to work within the United States. Requirements In order to apply, the applicant must Possess a university degree; Be offered a US-based employment position within the United States, That position must require a university degree, and The position falls within a pre-approved profession list as found within APPENDIX… Read more
Luis F. Hess
As the managing partner of the firm, Luis F. Hess is a seasoned attorney with past experiences working in the US Air Force JAG Corps, in-house counsel at Sisters of Mercy Health System, the USDA legal department, and other private law firms...
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