Employing Strategic Immigration Practices to Leverage U.S. Immigration Regulation & Policy to Gain Competitive Advantage in the 21st Century Age of Technology

Blair Wheat, General Counsel, LHP Engineering Solutions, USA

Immigration law is one of the most dynamic and complex segments of U.S. jurisprudence. Not only does one have to traverse through the web of executive agencies to determine how specific powers and responsibilities are split; one must also navigate the labyrinth of applicable statutes, regulations, policies, and precedent for each agency. To complicate matters even more, executive agencies are known by acronyms and visa categories are named according to the corresponding letter of the statute. So an H-1B may be delayed in processing by an RFE issued by USCIS based on information in the LCA that was filed with the OFLC on ETA Form 9035 & 9035A. For these reasons, immigration law is affectionately referred to as the “Alphabet Soup of Visas” and the “ABCs of Executive Agencies” by those who practice this discipline.

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USA Employment Industry May 2016 Vol. 9, No. 35, Spring 2016

Blair Wheat

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Blair Wheat is a knowledgeable and practiced legal advisor and executive in the embedded software and engineering solutions industry. He specializes in corporate compliance, labor and employment law, business-to-business contracts, employment-based immigr

LHP Engineering Solutions

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LHP Engineering Solutions is your engineering engine, turning engineering operations into the powerful core of your business by managing engineering complexities. Our teams assess your organization’s goals and integrate embedded electronic controls system

USA Employment Industry May 2016 Vol. 9, No. 35, Spring 2016