USCIS Site Change Ruling Could Harm Businesses, Attys Say

Law360, New York (April 30, 2015, 9:13 PM EDT) -- Immigration attorneys and employers including Oracle Corp. on Thursday expressed concern that a recent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ruling that employers must file updated H-1B petitions when they change the geographical area where an H-1B visa holder works could harm businesses and immigrant employees.

In a teleconference moderated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, attorneys from Ford & Harrison LLP and Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP as well as Oracle's immigration program chief discussed the potential impact of the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office's precedential April 9 ruling — including a potential increase in costs for businesses that employ H-1B...

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