The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum

Migrants from Central America cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum in the United States. – El Paso, Texas USA / Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico – May 30, 2019 (Shutterstock) By justice.gov New Mandatory Bars Prevent Convicted Felons, Drunk Drivers, Gang Members, and Other Criminal Aliens from Receiving Asylum Today, the Department of Justice and […]

USCIS’ Changes to ‘Affidavit of Support’ Make It Harder for Americans to Sponsor Immigrant Family Members

USCIS’ Changes to ‘Affidavit of Support’ Make It Harder for Americans to Sponsor Immigrant Family Members

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule that would make it much more difficult for U.S. citizens and legal immigrants—especially those experiencing financial hardship—to sponsor family members for green cards. If the rule goes into effect, the process of family-based immigration will become even more cumbersome and restrictive. […]

What Employers Need to Know About the E-Verify System

What Employers Need to Know About the E-Verify System

By: Beconrad With so much talk about immigration reform and cracking down on employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, many businesses are nervous, and many of those firms are taking a second look at the processes they use to ensure everyone on their payroll is legally permitted to work in the United States. The Federal […]

The H1-B Visa Lottery

The H1-B Visa Lottery

By Rita Wright Securing an H1-B visa is by far the best way to gain entry into the United States, have immediate job security and a competitive salary. The H1-B visa is the authorization given by the U.S. government for a foreign worker to come to the U.S and work for a U.S company. Each […]

About the EB-5 Visa Classification

About the EB-5 Visa Classification

Visa Classification Description USCIS administers the EB-5 program, created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a program initially enacted as a pilot in 1992, and regularly reauthorized since then, investors may also qualify for EB-5 classification by investing through regional centers designated […]

USCIS Launches H-1B Employer Data Hub

USCIS Launches H-1B Employer Data Hub

USCIS has launched an H-1B Employer Data Hub to provide information to the public on employers petitioning for H-1B workers. The data hub is part of our continued effort to increase transparency in employment-based visa programs by allowing the public to search for H-1B petitioners by fiscal year (back to FY 2009), NAICS code, employer name, […]

How to Hire International Employees Using an H-1B Visa

How to Hire International Employees Using an H-1B Visa

The H-1B program allows US companies located in the United States to bring in international employees for up to three years (extendable to six years) to work in “specialty” positions requiring a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. The process is rather complex and requires about six months to complete. Furthermore, the H-1B is usually subject […]

Premium Processing Begins for Certain Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions on May 20

Premium Processing Begins for Certain Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions on May 20

On May 20, USCIS will begin premium processing for FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitioners requesting a change of status on their Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. Petitioners who do not file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, concurrently with an FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petition requesting a change of status must wait until premium processing […]

Owner of Information Technology Companies Sentenced To 15 Months in Prison for Visa Fraud and Tax Fraud

Owner of Information Technology Companies Sentenced To 15 Months in Prison for Visa Fraud and Tax Fraud

USCIS Identified H-1B Visa Fraud and Initiated Investigation NEWARK, N.J. – An owner of two information technology companies was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for his role in using phony documents to fraudulently obtain H-1B visas for foreign workers and submitting false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. A U.S. Citizenship and […]

American Naturalization

American Naturalization

American Naturalization This year over 900,000 people will enter the U.S., both legally and illegally.  Many will apply for naturalization. That means, if accepted, they will eventually become “naturalized U.S. citizens” with the same privileges and rights as natural born citizens.  Naturalization records are comprised of a Declaration of Intention, The Petition and the Certificate […]

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