Increased Worksite Enforcement – ICE Immigration Raids

UPDATE:  On January 10, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced its three-prong approach to conducting worksite enforcement: compliance, through I-9 inspections, civil fines, and referrals for debarment; enforcement and the arrest of employers...

Changes to H-1B Extension Rules?

On January 8, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) clarified that it was not considering changing its interpretation of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (AC21) which provides for H-1B extensions beyond the six-year limit...

Parole Program for Foreign Entrepreneurs Effective July 17, 2017

UPDATE: On December 14, 2017, USCIS released the forms required to apply for the foreign entrepreneur parole program.  In order to apply, the updated USCIS guidelines require that entrepreneurs demonstrate that they: Possess a substantial ownership interest in a...

Executive Order – Delays in Visa Processing

On December 11, 2017, limited nonimmigrant visa (NIV) operations will begin at the U.S. Consulate/Embassy posts in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok.   The post in Moscow continues to offer limited services as well. *** Effective August 23, 2017,  all...

Ansbach + Ghouse Firm Minority Certifications

Ansbach + Ghouse, PLLC is extremely proud to announce that in addition to our firm’s accolades this past year, we have been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise, as well as designated as a CMBL/HUB vendor with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to...