Anthony El-Hashem

Anthony El-Hashem is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Anthony focuses his practice on immigration, drawing on his experience in a Connecticut-based business immigration law practice and the DOJ’s Office of Immigration Litigation and Executive Office for Immigration Review to handle matters related to nonimmigrant visa and employment-based immigrant petitions for clients in various industries, including hospitals and healthcare networks, labs, universities, parenteral drug packaging companies, software development and technology firms, advertising agencies, and wealth management firms, among others.

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Retrogression and Further Delays Expected in the Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Process During May 2023

Employers sponsoring foreign nationals should be aware that some cut-off dates for filing immigrant visa applications in certain employment-based (EB) preference categories have recently “retrogressed” or moved backwards in time due to increased demand. The Department of State publishes a monthly Visa Bulletin, which apprises foreign nationals of the time to file their immigrant visa … Continue Reading

The H-1B Lottery Registration Period is Approaching!

Employers interested in hiring foreign nationals in specialty occupations should seriously consider registering for the H-1B lottery, which is quickly approaching. Last month, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it would open the initial registration period for this year’s H-1B lottery at noon EST on March 1 and close at noon EST on … Continue Reading