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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 executive order blocking travel into the US from 7 predominately Muslim countries and barring Syrian refugees, protest broke out across the country and

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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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What will be the Impact of President Trump’s Immigration Ban on the United States?

On January 27th, 2017 an executive order on national security and immigration was signed by President Donald Trump. Entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,”

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New Rule Affecting Retention of EB-1 / EB-2 / EB-3 Workers, January 2017

An Explanation of the US Immigration Rule  “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” of January 18, 2017 On January

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OnlineVisas Offers H-1B Petitions for just $999

For the first time, Online Visas is able to offer U.S. businesses a H-1B Visa Petition service package for our lowest-ever price of just $999 per application. The $999 fee covers our legal services,

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