News Archive

  • Aug. 11, 2017 -

    CINCINNATI SEMINAR - MU Law is hosting a free Business Immigration Conference at the Cincinnati Westin Hotel.  Details, Agenda, and Register.

  • Jun. 29, 2017 -

    MU WEBINAR - Join us for a free webinar on the latest business immigraiton issues, including how Pres. Trump's new policies are impacting visas.

  • Jun. 13, 2017 -

    VISA CONFERENCES - Chris Musillo will be a featured speaker at the Visa Solutions East Coast Traveling Speaker series in NY and NJ. 

  • May. 3, 2017 -

    H-1B CAP REACHED - USCIS has completed data entry of H-1B cap petitions.  It may take a week or so for all of the H-1B cap receipts to be delivered.

  • Apr. 3, 2017 -

    H-1B CAP - MU Law reminds all employers that H-1B cap-subject petition must be filed between April 3-7, 2017.  The USCIS will suspend Premium Processing on all H-1Bs, starting April 3, 2017.

  • Feb. 23, 2017 -

    SUMMER LAW CLERKS -  Several MU Law attorneys are on campus at the University of Cincinnati - College of Law interviewing students for our summer law clerk positions.  MU Law hires law students each summer.  Are you a law student who is in interested in applying?  Email us.

  • Feb. 15, 2017 -

    FREE TELECONFERENCE - MU Law is hosting a teleconfernce on the H-1B cap and the new Trump administration at 2PM ET / 11 AM PT.  REGISTER.  AGENDA.

  • Jan. 19, 2017 -

    JOIN US FOR A WEBINARIn 2016, MU Law's Chris Musillo spoke at five Visa Solutions LLC's seminars across three states.  Visa Solutions is now putting together a Webinar and they have invited MU Law clients and friends to attend free of charge.  REGISTER

  • Dec. 9, 2016 -

    GIVING SEASON - MU Law will close its office at 12 noon ET.  As is our annual tradition, MU employees will be donating their time and money to purchase gifts for families that we are sponsoring this season.

  • Dec. 7, 2016 -

    MU IN BAY AREA - MU's Chris Musillo is a featured speaker at three Visa Solutions' conferences in the Bay Area: Sunnyvale (7th), Oakland (7th), and San Francisco (8th).  Chris will speak about emerging topics in employment-based immigration.  Register.

  • Nov. 29, 2016 -

    MU IN CHICAGO - MU's Chris Musillo is a featured speaker at the Visa Solutions conference in Chicago.  Chris will speak about emerging topics in employment-based immigration.  Register.

  • Oct. 25, 2016 -

    MU IN DENVER - MU's Chris Musillo is a featured speaker at the Visa Solutions conference in Denver.  Chris will speak about  emerging topics in employment-based immigration.  Register.

  • Sep. 23, 2016 -

    FREESTORE FOODBANK- MU Law attorneys and staff will be volunteering at the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.  This is an annual tradition at MU Law for an organization that we proudly support.

  • Sep. 20, 2016 -

    GCHRA- MU’s Maria Schneider led a roundtable discussion on immigration law at a recent Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (GCHRA) diversity event.  Schneider spoke to several small groups of HR professionals about options for hiring foreign workers.

  • Sep. 13, 2016 -

    MU LAW & GRAYDON HEAD SEMINAR - Join Graydon Head & Musillo Unkenholt as they lead an informative conversation about using immigration to solve staffing supply shortages - and the legal and practical issues that may arise.  REGISTER

  • Jun. 1, 2016 -

    ANAND ELECTED CHAIR - MU's Anshu Anand has been elected Chair of the 2016-2017 Kentucky Bar Association’s Immigration & Nationality Section

  • May. 10, 2016 -

    NEW OPT STEM RULE - Among other changes, the new USCIS rule extends the length of the STEM Extension from 17 months to 24 months.  Read more

  • Apr. 22, 2016 -

    ANAND AT UC - MU Law's Anshu Anand spoke to 1st and 2nd year college students at the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Anand discussed why she chose the field of law, the process of getting into law school, the realities of practicing, and general thoughts on the profession. 

  • Apr. 1, 2016 -

    H-1B CAP - MU Law reminds all employers that H-1B cap-subject petitions must be filed on April1, 2016.

  • Feb. 18, 2016 -

    MU AT UC BUSINESS SCHOOL - MU’s Maria Schneider spoke to a group of over fifty foreign students at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Business.  Schneider spoke to the students about Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), and post-graduate employment options including H-1Bs and green cards. 

  • Feb. 4, 2016 -

    H-1B TELECONFERENCE - MU will be hostong a free teleconference for friends and clients of the firm. The teleconference is focused on the H-1B visa cap. Read the Agenda.  Register.

  • Dec. 15, 2015 -

    NEW ATTORNEY - MU is pleased to welcome new attorney Shabnam Allen.  Ms. Allen is a 2015 graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Law.

  • Dec. 4, 2015 -

    GIVING SEASON - MU Law will close at noon.  MU employees will spend the afternoon buying gifts for the families that we are sponsoring this holiday season.

  • Nov. 6, 2015 -

    IACC - MU Law was pleased to attend the 5th Annual Gala for the Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati, featuring Sen. Sherrod Brown and University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono.

  • Nov. 2, 2015 -

    SCHNEIDER SPEAKS AT NAFSA CONFERENCE - MU’s Maria Schneider was a panelist at the  NAFSA (Association of International Educators) Regional Conference.  Attorney Schneider spoke about the regulations for universities and colleges employing foreign-born faculty and staff who are currently in the US on work visas.

  • Oct. 10, 2015 -

    ANALYSIS - Read MU Law's deep dive into the Nov 2015 Visa Bulletin, the VisaGate lawsuit and the forthcoming progression of EB-3 dates for Filipinos.

  • Oct. 2, 2015 -

    VISA GATE 2015 - Read MU Law's comments on the USCIS' revised September Visa Bulletin miscalculation. The news has been picked up nationally, including in the NY Times.

  • Sep. 3, 2015 -

    MU LAW CLIENT TELECONFERENCE - MU Law is hosting a business immigration teleconference at 3PM ET for corproate clients of the firm. 

  • Aug. 13, 2015 -

    SCHNEIDER TO SPEAK AT GCHRA PANEL - MU's Maria Schneider is a panelist at the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association's panel entitled, How to Integrate Cultural Diversity into your WorkplaceAttendees are eligible for Continuing Education credits.

  • Aug. 1, 2015 -

    VISA BULLETIN - The August 2015 Visa Bulletin re-opened the Philippine EB3 numbers.

  • Jun. 18, 2015 -

    AILA ANNUAL - MU Attorneys attend the 2015 AILA Annual Conference in Washington DC.

  • May. 26, 2015 -

    H-4 EAD RULE IS LIVE - Certain H-4 spouses are now eligible to file for EAD cards. The underlying H-1B worker must either have an approved I-140 or have a priority date that is at least one year old.

  • Apr. 23, 2015 -

    YLS AWARD - MU's Maria Schneider has been nominated for the Cincinnati Bar Association's Young Lawyer Section Professionalism Award. This award honors the YLS member who best demonstrates respect toward colleagues, his or her clients, and the judiciary. The recipient of this award is an individual who reveres the legal process and all who are involved in it and encourages others to do likewise.

  • Apr. 1, 2015 -

    H-1B CAP - All cap-subject H-1B petitions must be filed. The quota is expected to massively oversubscribed.

  • Mar. 10, 2015 -

    SCHNEIDER AT UC - MU's Maria Schneider will be a speaker at the University of Cincinnati's foreign student open session.

  • Feb. 4, 2015 -

    H-1B TELECONFERENCE - MU Law is having a teleconference for clients and friends of the firm. We will discuss the H-1B cap. All H-1B filings for cap-subject cases must be filed April 1-7, 2015.

  • Jan. 8, 2015 -

    GCHRA - MU's Maria Schneider authored the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association's January Guest Blog opinion. Maria's piece discusses President Obama's recent Executive Action on Immigration.

  • Dec. 2, 2014 -

    OBAMA'S IMMIGRATION ANNOUNCEMENT - President Obama announced the Immigration Accountability Executive Actions (IAEA), which is a series of wide-ranging changes to immigration policy.  Read about it and sign up for MU Law's teleconference on Dec. 2 by clicking.

  • Nov. 13, 2014 -

    CLE AT CBA - Chris Musillo will be a featured panelist at the Cincinnati Bar Association's Immigration Law Continuing Legal Education session, "Ethical Issues in Immigration Law"

  • Nov. 7, 2014 -

    FREESTORE FOODBANK -  MU Law attorneys and staff will be volunteering at the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.  

  • Oct. 9, 2014 -

    MUSILLO TO SPEAK AT CLE - MU's Chris Musillo will be the Discussion Leader and a featured speaker at the American Immigration Lawyer's Association's fall teleconference, Petitions for Nurses and Allied Workers.

  • Sep. 17, 2014 -

    MU TELECONFERENCE - MU Law is holding a free teleconference for clients and friends of the firm to discuss the latest trends in immigration law. 

  • Aug. 21, 2014 -

    VISA PROJECTIONS FOR 2014 - MU projects the Visa Bulletin retrogression dates for the remainder of 2014.

  • Jul. 1, 2014 -

    MU LAW TURNS FIVEMusillo Unkenholt LLC turns five years old.  We are proud of the work that we have done here on behalf of our many clients.  The "unsung" heroes of the firm are our experienced paralegal team, many who have been with us for the entire five years.  Thanks to everyone for all your support over these five years!

  • Jun. 18, 2014 -

    AILA ANNUAL - MU Law's attorneys will be attending the AILA Annual Conference in Boston from June 18-21.

  • May. 14, 2014 -

    DHS TO ALLOW H-4 WORK AUTHORIZATION? - The rule, if passed by the Obama administration, will allow certian H-4 spouses to obtain work authoriation.  MU Law's Chris Musillo was interviewed by Bloomberg about the proposed rule.

  • Apr. 7, 2014 -

    H-1B CAP REACHED - As expected the H-1B cap has been reached on the first day of processing. The USCIS will hold an H-1B lottery in the next week. 

  • Apr. 1, 2014 -

    H-1B CAP - This year's H-1B cap is expected to be reached on the first day of filing. 

  • Feb. 12, 2014 -

    H-1B TELECONFERENCE - MU Law is hosting an H-1B cap teleconference for all clients and friends of the firm.

  • Jan. 23, 2014 -

    MU ON CLE PANEL - MU's Chris Musillo is a featured speaker on the Continuing Legal Education panel, Consular Processing for Experts. 

  • Jan. 8, 2014 -

    CHANCES OF CIR IN 2014 - MU Law analyzes the likelihood of Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2014.

  • Dec. 13, 2013 -

    MU's SCHNEIDER PUBLISHED - MU Law's Maria Schneider was recently published in the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Report.  Schneider’s article was featured on the cover of this month’s issue of the Report and concerns comprehensive immigration reform.  

  • Nov. 22, 2013 -

    'TIS THE SEASON - MU Law closed its office today and spent the afternoon donating time at the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.

  • Nov. 13, 2013 -

    TYPHOON HAYIAN RECOVERY - If you are interested in donating to the relief efforts in the Philippines, please click through for three excellent organizations

  • Oct. 25, 2013 -

    OHIO AILA CONFERENCE - MU attorneys and staff will be attending the 2013 Ohio / Mid-South Conference.  MU's Chris Musillo is a Speaker.  Chris' session is on PERM Best Practices.

  • Oct. 17, 2013 -

    SHUTDOWN ENDS; GOV'T SLOWLY RESTARTS - The US government shutdown has ended.  Immigration services are slowly coming on-line.

  • Oct. 1, 2013 -

    GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - The US government shutdown has affected some immigration services.  Read our MU Visa Advisor posting to see how this may impact your immigration matter.

  • Aug. 20, 2013 -

    PNAA CONVENTION - MU Law was proud to sponsor the Philippine Nurses Association of America's 34th Annual Convention, which was held in Cleveland.  MU Law sponsored the PNAA's 5K Fun Run.  

  • Aug. 7, 2013 -

    SCHNEIDER RECOGNIZED - Congratulations to MU Law's Maria Schneider for winning the 2013 Cincinnati Bar Associations's Ingenuity Award for the second year in a row!

  • Aug. 2, 2013 -

    CONGRESS VACATES - Congress has begun its Summer Recess.  They will be out for five weeks.  Some are hopeful that they will act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform upon their return.

  • Jun. 28, 2013 -

    SENATE PASSES CIR - The Senate has passed S. 744, the 2013 Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill.  The legislative process now moves onto the House of Representatives, which has begun the process of crafting its own version of CIR.

  • Jun. 26, 2013 -

    AILA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - MU Law attorneys will be participating in the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Annual Conference in San Francisco.  This year's event is expected to draw thousands of immigration attorneys from across the globe.

  • May. 13, 2013 -

    WASHINGTON BOUND - MU Law is heading to Washington DC to speak with Congressional staff about Comprehensive Immigration Reform, specifically for the business community.  We have scheduled meetings with both the Senate and House’s immigration leadership teams.

  • May. 3, 2013 -

    IACC CINCINNATI - MU Law was proud to attend the Indian American Chamber of Commerce - Greater Cincinnati's third annual Gala.  The event featured many prestigious speakers and several Indian-themed performances.  MU Law is a charter member of the IACC.

  • Apr. 9, 2013 -

    H-1B LOTTERY - As expected, the USCIS received more than the H-1B cap of 85,000 petitions on the very first day of processing.  USCIS will use a lottery to select which petitions will be allowed to seek H-1B status this year.  It is expected that the USCIS will return about 40,000 timely-filed petitions.

  • Apr. 5, 2013 -

    H-1B CAP - The USCIS has announced that the H-1B cap is expected to be reached on the first day.  Any H-1B cap–subject petition that is filed between April 1 and April 5 is treated as a first-day filing.  In accord with this information, MU Law strongly urges all clients to be prepared to file their H-1B cap-subject petitions immediately.  

  • Mar. 19, 2013 -

    MU IN DC - MU Law will be working with immigrant visa stakeholders educating Washington DC Congressional staff about business immigration issues.  Scheduled meetings are with the immigration Gang of Eight and other Senate Judiciary member's staffs. 

  • Mar. 6, 2013 -

    MU AT UNIV OF CINCINNATI - MU Law's Chris Musillo and Maria Schneider have been asked to present to the University of Cincinnati's Career Development Center.  They will speak on to the International Student Division on overcoming obstacles and hurdles regarding obtaining sponsorship and gaining employment as an international candidate.

  • Mar. 1, 2013 -

    NPA SPEAKING - MU Lawyers Chris Musillo and CIndy Unkenholt will be featured presenters at the 2013 NPA Global Conference in Las Vegas, NV.  Their presentation focuses on International Healthcare Visa Options.

  • Feb. 13, 2013 -

    MU TELECONFERENCE - MU Law will be holding a free teleconference for all clients on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2PM ET.  The teleconference will prepare clients for the opening of the forthcoming H-1B cap on April 1, 2013.  MU Law will also speak about the Congressional proposals that will shape this year's policy debates and how these proposals could impact employment-based immigration.  To register contact Lauren Gramke.

  • Jan. 10, 2013 -

    FEB VISA BULLETIN - The Department of State has just released the February 2013 Visa Bulletin.  Modest progress for most categories.

  • Dec. 11, 2012 -

    H-4 EAD FOR SPOUSES?MU Law has learned that the USCIS may be working on a rule that will allow work authorization for spouses of H-1B workers.

  • Oct. 31, 2012 -

    BOO! - MU Law wishes its clients and friends a Happy Halloween.  Our office is festively decorated.

  • Oct. 4, 2012 -

    AILA TELECONFERENCE - MU's Chris Musillo will lead AILA's Continuing Legal Education teleconference on H-1B staffing company legal issues.

  • Sep. 26, 2012 -

    UC LAW GUEST LECTURE- MU Law's Chris Musillo and Maria Schneider will be Guest Lecturers at the University of Cincinnati's College of Law. Chris and Maria's lecture to the UC law students is focused on employment-based immigration law.

  • Sep. 20, 2012 -

    MU AT GCHC - MU Law's Cindy Unkenholt will be speaking on immigration and visa rules for doctors and allied healthcare workers at the Greater Cincinnati Health Council

  • Sep. 13, 2012 -

    MU AT CBA - MU Law's Chris Musillo will be leading the Cincinnati Bar Association's Immigration Law Committee's Monthly Roundtable.  Chris' discussion will be centered on healthcare immigration issues.   

  • Jul. 20, 2012 -

    HOW MANY VISAS ? - MU Law takes a look at how many visas are used by healthcare, IT, and other employment groups.

  • Jun. 25, 2012 -

    ARIZONA v US - Read MU Law's article about the impact of the Supreme Court's decision on employers and employers in Arizona and in other states.

  • Jun. 11, 2012 -

    H-1B CAP - The H-1B Cap was reached today.  MU Law reminds employers that H-1B transfer petitions are not subject tot he H-1B cap.

  • May. 30, 2012 -

    MU SPONSORING IACCMusillo Unkenholt is a presenting sponsor at the Greater Cincinnati Indian American Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Annual Gala.  MU Law is a charter member of the IACC and has been a sponsor of the Annual Gala since its inception.

  • May. 17, 2012 -

    MU's MARIA SCHNEIDER's COMMITTEE HONORED - MU's Maria Schneider is the President of the Cincinnati Bar Association committee on Immigration.  The Committee has been awarded the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Ingenuity Award.  The Ingenuity Award is given to a committee which, during the past year, displays a commitment to strengthening its purpose and function through membership development, successful CLE seminars, creative meeting programming and other notable accomplishments.

  • May. 10, 2012 -


    Approximately 36,700 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been received as of May, 11, which is the most recent USCIS update. MU currently is projecting that the H-1B cap of 65,000 will be reached around June 10.

  • Apr. 1, 2012 -


    The H-1B cap has opened April 1, 2012.  The H-1B cap allows 65,000 Regular Petitions and 20,000 US Masters Degree Petitions.

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    PNAA CONVENTION - MU Law was proud to sponsor the Philippine Nurses Association of America's 34th Annual Convention, which was held in Cleveland.  MU Law sponsored the PNAA's 5K Fun Run.