Immigrant Employment

Recent Posts in Immigrant Employment Category

  • The Fate of DACA Hinges on Year-End Spending Deal

    With Congress leaving Capitol Hill in just under two weeks, the fate of nearly 700,000 immigrants hangs in limbo. Democrats in the Senate now must decide if they want to add protections for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as a condition of their support for what is viewed as a “must-pass” spending bill. Their other option is to kick the issue to next year where they have ...
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  • Employment-based green card applicants to be subject to in-person interview

    Effective October 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will require employment-based visa holders who are applying for lawful permanent residence to attend an in-person interview. Currently, such interviews are generally waived. However, under the new policy, such waivers won't be granted. USCIS has not released any information concerning logistics and staffing, but ...
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  • Do I Qualify for an H-1B Visa?

    An H-1B Visa is for temporary specialty workers who meet specific requirements and immigration regulations. To qualify for an H-1B Visa, you must do the following. Basic Requirements You have to be coming to the U.S. to perform services in a specialty occupation. Jobs that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, are considered specialty ...
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  • Uncertainty Surrounds the H-1B Visa Program

    The H-1B Visa has helped thousands of foreign workers secure gainful employment here in the United States. The program offers work visas for jobs that require theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge. Those who have obtained an H-1B Visa often see this milestone as the start of a long and hopefully permanent stay in the U.S. However, since the election of ...
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  • What Is an Investor Visa & Who Qualifies?

    The U.S. offers a way for wealthy investors to enter the country to stimulate the economy. Known as an investor visa, the EB-5 visa can allow investors to enter the country and immediately obtain permanent residence. There are a limited number of these visas issued each year, and the number of visas issued to investors of any one country is also limited. If the limit of either quota is reached, ...
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  • USCIS to resume H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers on Monday, June 26, 2017 The Conrad 30 program addresses the shortage of qualified doctors in medically underserved areas and allows certain medical doctors to stay in the United ...
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  • How Do the Recent Employment-Based Visa Changes Affect Me?

    Rules on immigration have been experiencing upheaval recently. The current U.S. president’s executive order banning about 218 million people from entering the country concerned millions of others across the United States. Countries around the world also found it cause for concern, as many immigrants flock to the country on visas that could be rendered useless by another such order. For now, a ...
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  • Senator Grassley's letter to USCIS Director regarding fraud in the H-1B program

    WASHINGTON – One year after an internal assessment showed extensive fraud and abuse in the H-1B visa program, Senator Chuck Grassley today is asking U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to hold employers accountable by requesting evidence from petitioners that H-1B visa holders actually have a job waiting for them in the United States. In his letter to the director of U.S. Citizenship and ...
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  • Senator Charles E. Grassley's Letter Regarding Potential Fraud in the Use of B-1 Business Visas and the 'B-1 in lieu of H-1B' Note in the Foreign Affairs Manual

    Dear Secretary Clinton and Secretary Napolitano: I'm very concerned about fraudulent actions that at least one foreign-based company has allegedly been taking in order to get around the requirements and U.S. worker protections of the H-1B visa program, and more generally, about provisions in current guidance to visa adjudicators that actually authorize such evasion of Congressional intent. On ...
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  • ANALYSIS OF THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF SENATE'S IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL (S. 744)

    Immigrant entrepreneurs sparked the Silicon Valley boom in the 1990s, credited with founding some of America’s leading science and technology companies like Sun Microsystems, Google, Yahoo, and eBay. Immigrant founders account for nearly half of the U.S.’s top 50 venture-backed companies and one-quarter of U.S. science and technology companies founded between 1995 and 2005 had a CEO or Technical ...
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  • How to Prepare for the Increase in Government Worksite Audits

    According to FDNS, there are three types of site visits: Risk Assessment Program fraud study – these are a part of a joint program by USCIS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to gather and design profiles for potential fraud. H-1B applications are chosen randomly, post approval. Targeted site visits – these visits occur when fraud is suspected. The FDNS investigator physically visits the ...
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  • Justice Department settles Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

    Just last month the Justice Department reached a settlement with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). AAP is an organization consisting of over 60,000 pediatricians based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. AAP was allegedly allowing illegal postings on its www.PedJobs.org . As the Justice Department uncovered, AAP was supposedly permitting postings for doctors, nurses, and other professionals to ...
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