High Skilled Immigration Bill ("I-Squared") Reintroduced in the Senate: On 1/13/15, Senators Hatch (R-Utah), Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rubio (R-Fla.), Coons (D-Del.), Flake (R-Ariz.), and Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Act of 2015. This bill was first introduced in the 113th Congress. http://www.usimmigration.net/images/I-Squared_Bill_-_Text_of_Bill.pdf
Among the bill’s provisions are the following:
Increases the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 115,000 and allows the cap to go up (but not above 195,000) or down (but not below 115,000), depending on actual market demand.
Removes the existing 20,000 cap on the U.S. advanced degree exemption for H-1Bs.
Authorizes employment for dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders.
Recognizes that foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities have “dual intent” so they aren’t penalized for wanting to stay in the U.S. after graduation.
Recaptures green card numbers that were approved by Congress in previous years but were not used, and continues to do so going forward.
Exempts dependents of employment-based immigrant visa recipients, U.S. STEM advanced degree holders, persons with extraordinary ability, and outstanding professors and researchers from the employment-based green card cap.
Eliminates annual per-country limits for employment-based visa petitioners and adjusts per-country caps for family-based immigrant visas.
Establishes a grant program using funds from new fees added to H-1Bs and employment-based green cards to promote STEM education and worker retraining.
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Established in 1995, THE KHOSLA IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP, P.C., is a full-service corporate business immigration & family immigration law firm. We are engaged exclusively in the representation of individual and corporate clients in H-1B, H-4, L-1A, L-1B, L-2, TN-1, TN-2, TD, E-3, B1 and/or B2 matters, assistance to F1 students for F1 OPT/CPT, and representation of employers and sponsored beneficiaries for the US Permanent Residency (Green Card) process under PERM (EB2/EB3) and under Extraordinary Ability Alien, Outstanding Researchers, and National Interest Waivers petitions (EB1/EB2) matters, as well as related AC21 Portability matters, Naturalization (N-400), and including Family Based Green Card filings for all our returning clients and new clients.
We also represent numerous individual clients each year in Family Based Green Card cases (I-130, I-485, K1 fiancee) as well as Citizenship/Naturalization (N-400) and Green Card renewal issues, and these are cases that typically emerge from our professional client base or referrals from our existing clients. We accept new clients and welcome our old clients who come back to us when they become eligible for filing their Naturalization applications, as well as new Family Based Green Card filings for their immediate relatives and other family members of US Citizens.
In 2015, this law firm will enter into its 21st year in business as a boutique business immigration law firm representing corporate clients, individual clients and their family members for work visas, student visas, business and visitor visas, employment and/or family based green card applications and citizenship filings.
We take great pride in our commitment to excellent client service by providing an outstanding legal work product, very reasonable fees and payment structure, rapid turnaround times, careful attention to clients, and timely updates on the latest developments in the area of immigration law. We also take great pride in the knowledge that all our core support personnel, case managers and paralegals have been with the law firm for over 15 years, and our clients truly appreciate these long associations with the same caring professionals over several years as their cases progress through the immigration system.
The law firm's principal attorney, Mr. P. Michael Khosla, enjoys a nationwide reputation amongst the core business immigration client community throughout the United States, for the personal attention and dedication to the cases he handles, a genuine compassion towards his clients, intelligent and strategic lawyering, an outstanding track record of winning cases, and a reputation for rapid responses to his clients’ emails throughout the entire representation period for issues related to their immigration cases. Since 1995, Attorney Khosla has successfully handled over 20,000 immigration cases over a wide spectrum and of varying levels of complexity, with a virtually 100% success rate.
During the course of the past (almost) two decades, this law firm has steadily grown to a point where it currently represents hundreds of corporate and individual clients each year, in business immigration matters for professional employment, and select family based GC matters, in all 50 states in the United States, and the law firm's foreign-born clientele has originated from over 60 different countries. The law firm's portal on the Internet, www.usimmigration.net has been in existence since 1995, making it one of the oldest immigration lawyer websites.