Will Trump’s Next Executive Order Change Work & Student Visas?

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In follow up to his “Immigration Guidance”, President Trump may be gearing up for his next round of Executive Orders which look to tighten U.S. work visa programs (including the H-1B visa), impose stricter limitations on foreign students, eliminate the International Entrepreneur Rule, and enact measures that will severely curtail the options for U.S. employers to attract the […]

Start Planning for the H-1B Visa Season NOW

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Even though we’ve just entered 2017, its time to start focusing on one of the most important dates of the entire year: April 3, 2017 — the date when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B visa petitions. While that may still be several months away, the time to start getting […]

How Will Donald Trump Change US Immigration Policy?

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Donald Trump’s victory in last week’s Presidential election is signal that there will be some upcoming to the U.S. immigration system that could greatly impact U.S. businesses, Human Resources professionals, and the economy as a whole. While no concrete policies have been set, yet, his campaign record on immigration should give employers pause for concern. […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Filing Fees Set to Increase

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that starting on December 23, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fees for temporary visa petitions, family and employment-based visa petitions for lawful permanent residence (“Green Cards”), and applications for adjustment of status, naturalization, and waivers will increase. U.S Citizenship & Immigration Fees Set To Increase […]

What Your Vote Means for Immigration

As I discussed almost a year ago, immigration has become one of, if not the, key issue in the U.S. Presidential election. Now we’re in the final stretch of this election season and voters finally get to go to the polls to cast their votes, its important to consider what your vote might mean for U.S. immigration […]