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Last Call For H-1B Visa: The Death Of The Program As We Know it

For many years, the H-1B visa has provided a unique opportunity for foreign specialized workers to join the U.S. workforce. The visa was initially designed to supply American companies with foreign workers to offset shortages in the U.S. labor market. However, after a tumultuous presidential election, increased attention is now…

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Will I be an H-1B Visa “April’s Fool” This Year? Not with Successful Preparation

Being selected in the random H-1B visa lottery is the first challenge an H-1B visa contender faces.  For those with good bhaagy (luck in Hindi), once selected, their H-1B visa petitions must be strong on its own merits to receive approval.  Getting your H-1B visa petition approved depends on “successful…

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New Proposed Rule Changes for Highly-Skilled Non-immigrants are “Helpful, but Timid”

    On December 31, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice of proposed rule making that will affect highly-skilled workers, and other types of non-immigrants.  Most of these changes, as described by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), are “helpful, but timid.”  Others changes, however, give…

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H-1B Visa Lottery Anticipated for 2016, Employers Urged to Act Now Before April 1st

  Beginning April 1, 2016, employers will be able to submit petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for H-1B visas on behalf of highly-skilled foreign workers in specialty occupations. These cap-subject visas will become available later in the year on October 1. This year it will be…

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An Elite Group of Professionals to Better Serve Our Community

If you are interested in finding others in the immigration community and making professional connections, including potential H-1B employers and job-seekers, then please join the “USA immigration Jobs and Visas”group on LinkedIn. In this group, members may post or browse through H-1B job listings on the group’s Bulletin Board. You may…