L-1 One Year Clarification

USCIS issued a Policy Memorandum clarifying the one-year of foreign employment requirement for L-1 applicants. Specifically, the memorandum clarifies how the requirement applies to individuals who have entered the US to work for the petitioning entity in a different status. The memo affirms that the continuous year of qualifying employment must occur outside the US and that brief trips into the U.S. via B-1/B-2 status do not interrupt the continuous one-year requirement.