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Immigration Attorney Lynn O’Brien Quoted in Forbes Article on Continued Challenges with L-1B Visa Applications


Quarles & Brady Immigration attorney Lynn O’Brien provided perspective for a Forbes article about the impact of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policies related to L-1B visa applications that allow employers to transfer employees with specialized knowledge from a foreign office to one of its U.S. offices.

In the article, O’Brien, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, said:

The issue for employers is not just denials but time-consuming and costly Requests for Evidence (RFEs), say attorneys. “L-1 RFEs are extremely long and burdensome, and USCIS consistently issues them,” said Lynn O’Brien. “Some of the evidence on employment abroad (which is required for each L-1) is not as easy to obtain once the employee has already been working in the U.S. for three years.” She points to, for example, changes in management and a lack of access to earlier records that can show what an employee worked on before entering the United States.


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