CPG Immigration Law Group

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Please be advised that Goeschl Law Corporation has ceased operations as of September 3, 2012. Malcolm Goeschl is now a Partner at Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP and can be reached at the contact details below.

CPG Immigration Law Group has purchased the operating assets of Goeschl Law Corporation and will continue to operate using the same address, internet domain, and phone numbers. Many of the clients previously represented by Goeschl Law Corporation have agreed to representation by CPG Immigration Law Group. Please contact Malcolm Goeschl or Charina Garcia should you have any questions.

Malcolm Goeschl
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
One Market
Spear Street Tower
San Francisco, CA 94105
Direct: 415.442.1145
Main: 415.442.1000
Fax: 415.442.1001
mgoeschl@morganlewis.com
www.morganlewis.com

Charina P. Garcia
CPG Immigration Law Group
155 Sansome Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
Main: 415-371-1800
Fax: 415-371-1811
charina@cpglawgroup.com
www.cpglawgroup.com

 
At CPG Immigration Law Group, we focus on understanding our clients' individual needs and provide immigration services to meet these needs with speed, accuracy, responsiveness, and creativity.

News Alerts

August 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
Posted on Tuesday July 08, 2014

The August visa bulletin is at this link:   http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-august-2014.html Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except for China (Oct 8, 2009) and India (Jan 22, 2009); EB-3 is at Apr 1, 2011, for all countries, except for China (Nov 1, 2008), India (Nov 8, [...]

July 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
Posted on Tuesday June 10, 2014

The July visa bulletin is at this link: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-july-2014.html Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except for China (Jul 1, 2009) and India (Sep 1, 2008); EB-3 is at Apr 1, 2011, for all countries, except for China (Oct 1, 2006), India (Nov 1, [...]

Proposed H-4 Employment Rule
Posted on Monday May 19, 2014

Current immigration regulations do not allow H-1B dependents, the H-4 visa category, to work.  In an effort to attract and retain high-skilled foreign workers, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently proposed a new rule that would allow certain H-1B dependent spouses to work.  Under the proposed rule, an H-1B dependent spouse could apply for [...]

June 2014 Department of State Visa Bulletin
Posted on Wednesday May 07, 2014

The June visa bulletin is at this link:  http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Bulletins/visabulletin_june2014.pdf Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except for China (May 22, 2009) and India (Nov 15, 2004); EB-3 retrogresses to Apr 1, 2011, for all countries, except for China (Oct 1, 2006), India (Oct 15, [...]

Data Entry for H-1B Lottery Petitions Complete
Posted on Tuesday May 06, 2014

USCIS announced that data entry of all FY15 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery.


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Resources

F-1 students and the H-1B Cap
Considering hiring an F-1 student and wondering when you will need to file an H-1B? Wondering whether the student will be caught in the "Cap Gap"? Try our "Cap Gap Caculator" (Beta)

Nonimmigrant Workers, Export Controls, and Export Licenses FAQs:
What are export controls and what do they have to do with immigration? Export Control FAQs

E-Verify FAQs:
What are the pros and cons of enrolling in E-Verify? E-Verify FAQs

H-1B Employer Site Visit FAQs
The DHS has significantly increased the number of investigations, or "site visits," of employers who sponsor foreign nationals for H-1B nonimmigrant status. Please refer to our FAQs to prepare your company for a DHS site visit ... More

Bridging the Cap-Gap Strategies for Dealing with the Unavailability of H-1B Visas in Fiscal Year 2012:
Although in many cases H-1B status may be the only option for some prospective hires, there are often many alternative to H-1B status that should be considered. Many of these options are in fact superior to H-1B status in terms of cost, speed and flexibility... More

Upcoming International Travel Plans?:
Before you leave the U.S., it is a good idea to review the procedures for re-entering the country after international travel. Nonimmigrants (e.g. H-1B, L-1, etc.) may need to obtain a new visa and prepare other supporting documents before leaving the U.S. Adjustment of status applicants (application for green card pending) may wish to use Advance Parole documents. For AOS applicants please refer to our travel memo here. For nonimmigrants, please refer to the travel memo here.

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