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Trump Administration’s Plans to Revise the Definition of “specialty occupation” for H-1B visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to enacting more regulation that limits H-1B visa qualifiers. As part of the proposed regulation titled “Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant

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Trump’s Latest Immigration Target: Asylum Seekers

On November 9, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued new procedural guidance essentially suspending entry for asylum seekers at the southern land border. Under the presidential directive,

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Under construction: The invisible wall against high-skill immigration

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) fall agenda proposes major changes to the H-1B visa program and seeks to redefine both ‘specialty occupation‘ and the ‘employee-employer

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How to Master the EB1 Visa Process

An EB1 visa category is a group of highly sought-after permanent residency green cards within the employment-based or “EB” visa category.  The number “1” denotes preference and is seen

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The Consequences of Denying U.S. Visas Without Issuing an RFE or NOID

The new USCIS policy, effective Sept. 11, 2018, grants immigration officials the ability to deny a visa, a green card application, petition or request without issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) and gives

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What does the Notice to Appear Policy Expansion by USCIS mean?

On October 1, 2018, USCIS Policy Memorandum 602-0050.1 will go into effect expanding the conditions under which USCIS issues a Notice to Appear (NTA), the document that initiates removal (deportation)

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5 Major Issues with H-1B Petitions that can Trigger an RFE under Trump Administration

No one can say for certain what exactly is going to happen to the H-1B visa under the Trump administration. The fact of the matter is that there has been a 400% increase in RFEs (requests for evidence)

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Invest in the U.S. and bypass the 70+ year green card backlog with an EB5 visa

Merit-based immigration is primarily associated with the H1-B visa program, however, there are alternative avenues leading to legal permanent residency in the United States such as the Immigrant Investor

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H-1B Third Party Worksite Requirements Under New Memo

In an update of the January 2010 Neufeld memo, USCIS has released Policy Memorandum PM-602-0157 Subject: Contract and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites in conjunction

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What to Expect This H-1B Filing Season

The start date for filing H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2019 is fast approaching. With the continued efforts of the current administration to tighten the reins on high skilled-immigration, many are

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