Word to the Wise

WORD TO THE WISE Many employers wait until one year before the end of the authorized nonimmigrant status or even afterwards to start the immigrant visa processing for H and L visa holders. Our staff is finding that the US Department of Labor processing of a labor certification will take more than one year to […]


Gee & Zhang E-blast: VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IRANIAN E-1 AND E-2 VISA HOLDERS The USCIS announced that Iranian nationals are no longer eligible for nonimmigrant E-1, treaty trader, or E-2, treaty investor visas because of the termination of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights with Iran. Applications for extension of […]

New H-1 selection procedures

Gee & Zhang E-Blast: New H-1 selection procedures: The USCIS has published regulations advising that the H-1 lottery procedures for 2020 will be changed. The new procedures will require that prospective employers register the names of the prospective H-1 employees between March 1-20. This year the Gee and Zhang Immigration Seminar will be conducted on […]

Gee & Zhang Immigration E-Blast 12/23/19

Gee & Zhang E-Blast: A number of the academic research organizations have observed that under the Trump administration the USCIS has issued significantly more Request For Evidence (REE) and denied more H and L petitions than previous administrations. In fact, we have observed that a number of H and L cases that had previously been […]

Important Immigration Law Developments

Important Immigration Law Developments: While most of the newspaper headlines and articles have been focused upon undocumented aliens and asylum-seekers, the Trump administration has initiated a number of new policies and procedures that may have implications upon the work and travel of your foreign employees. Please take a moment to review these comments to ascertain […]

Premium Processing Suspended

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 the USCIS announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all H-1 B Cap petitions for fiscal year 2019. The USCIS indicated it expects the suspension to last until September 10, 2018. While we normally do not recommend that our clients seek premium processing on H-1 Cap cases, there are […]

USCIS Actions

While no one knows what President Elect Trump will do until he ultimately acts, in a recently posted video on his Facebook page he has asked his transition team for executive actions that he can take “to restore our jobs and bring back our jobs” It is believed he is referring to the H-1B, TN […]


Topics to be discussed include: H-1B overview – Compliance focusing on Public Access Files Alternates to the H-1B Employment Based Green Card Recruitment When: March 3, 2016, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Where: San Felipe Plaza, 5847 San Felipe St., 2nd Floor Conference Center, Houston, Texas 77057 Price: Free! Earn 2 credit hours “The use […]

National Interest Waiver Webinar

  10 Tips for your NIW Application Are you or somebody you know an individual of exceptional ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business? Or an advanced degree professional? Then check out our Webinar! NATIONAL INTEREST WAIVER WEBINAR The national interest waiver (NIW) is for aliens of exceptional ability in sciences, arts or business and […]