The RAISE Act and Possible Changes to Non-immigrant Visa Programs

With half a dozen bills looming in congress addressing various reforms to the H-1B visa program, many are concerned what this could mean for the current filing season. Bills have been introduced which

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President Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Order Will Lose American Jobs and Companies

On April 18, 2017 at a manufacturer plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Buy American, Hire American.” He signed the order in Wisconsin to fulfil

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USCIS Policy Memo Provides Process to Reduce H-1B visas for Computer Programmers

On March 31, 2017, USCIS released a policy memorandum which could severely impact whether computer programmers from abroad can continue to utilize the H-1B visa. The agency stated that the change in policy

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Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Visa Applications

On March 3rd, 2017, USCIS announced that beginning April 3rd, 2017 they will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Premium processing services is normally requested by filing form

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Decoding the Trump Administration’s New Immigration Order

When the Trump Administration signed its original its executive order blocking travel into the US from 7 predominately Muslim countries and barring Syrian refugees, protest broke out across the country

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Unintended Consequences of Changes in H-1B Immigration Policies

Today is seeing a charged political conversation about how H-1B highly-skilled non-immigrant visas affect the economy, corporations, and the workforce.  Approximately two-thirds of requests for H-1B

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How IT Consulting Companies Can Comply With H-1B Visa Requirements

IT consulting companies are the heaviest utilizers of H-1B visas. The need for skilled professional workers, especially in hi-tech, produces a large demand for both short and long term assignments to American

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From Doctors to Dishwashers: A Day without Immigrants in the United States

On February 16, 2017, businesses across the United States closed as immigrants protested in “A Day without Immigrants”. The goal was to show how integral immigrants are to the fabric of American life.

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Lofgren’s ‘High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017’ and the Future of the H-1B Visa

On January 30, 2017, legislation by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren was introduced in the US House of Representatives. If passed, this legislation would drastically change the H-1B landscape for the American

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What President Trump’s Proposed Executive Order on Immigration Could Mean for America

On January 30th, 2017 a preliminary copy of an executive order on immigration was leaked from the White House. Dated January 23rd, 2017, the leaked document entitled “Executive Order on Protecting American

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