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Have a Plan B for H-1B Lottery

Mar 6, 2023

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The H1-B visa lottery started last week and runs through Friday, March 17 at 12:00pm Eastern. During this window, employers can apply for visas for skilled workers with 85,000 available. If there are ...

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H-1B Visa Season Approaches with Good and Bad News

Feb 16, 2023

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The opening of the H-1B visa lottery season is noon Eastern on March 1, so it’s time for employers and potential employees to prepare to enter it. A recent article in Forbes adds some new data to our ...

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A New Immigration Proposal Blooms in Iowa

Feb 8, 2023

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On Friday, The New York Times posted an op-ed by Kristie De Peña, Robert Leonard and David Oman that proposed a states-based solution to some of the United States’ immigration issues. They’re in Iowa,...

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DACA Written into "National Treasure"

Jan 31, 2023

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I started watching National Treasure: Edge of History on Disney+ (no spoilers, please!) this weekend, and one interesting twist is that the lead character is undocumented and registered for Deferred A...

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USCIS Expands Premium Processing for E13, E21 Petitioners; More to Come

Jan 24, 2023

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Premium processing guarantees that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will complete processing of a visa application through to adjudication in 15 calendar days in most cases. ...

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