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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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New H-1B Memo Cracks Down on Third-Party Worksites

In accordance with the Buy American, Hire American executive order and in an attempt to heighten scrutiny of companies who place H-1B workers at third-party worksites, the Trump Administration has released

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USCIS to Require Pre-Registration of H-1B Petitions

A new document released from the Department of Homeland Security entitled “Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Aliens Subject to Numerical Limitations”

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The Government Attack on Legal Immigration

The US Administration has staged several high-profile attempts to legal immigration in the past year. There has been an increase in immigration and customs related arrests, campaigning for a border wall,

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RAISE Act Receives Key Congressional Endorsement

U.S. Senators David Purdue and Tom Cotton’s bill Reforming American Immigration for Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act) has received a key congressional endorsement in its efforts to move towards being the

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Staffing Companies Targeted in New H-1B Bill

California Rep. Darrell Issa has ramped up his effort to present legislation which will unfairly target H-1B employers, especially U.S. based tech companies that support other U.S. companies by providing

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