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2023's Long-Term USCIS Goals

May 1, 2023
Immigration news is full of optimistic changes on the horizon as US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to revamp its systems and processes. The latest regulations involved requests for rate increases. Should those requests go through, USCIS has big plans for the funds. Regardless of the budget, though, the agency released its goals for FY 2023-2026 in its Strategic Plan. This plan is essentially a roadmap of milestones and targets that will take USCIS to its ultimate goals to strengthen its workforce and aid the country overall. A summary of the plan is found here.

New Research Shows Foreign Workers are Essential to the US Economy

April 7, 2023
The H-1B visa program has long been a controversial topic in American politics, with many arguing that it takes away jobs from American workers. New research has shed light on the true impact of H-1B visas on the US workforce and economy. From Silicon Valley to Wall Street, H-1B visa holders are making significant contributions to the success of American businesses. This article will explore the power of H-1B visas and why they are crucial to the US economy.

Tips for Employers Looking to Relocate Foreign Workers

April 5, 2023
When you run a business where highly skilled workers are essential, sometimes you must look outside the country to fill vacancies. Bringing a foreign worker into the US via an H-1B visa is common but challenging. And if you’re part of a multinational company that wants to relocate a worker to an overseas branch, it can be even more complicated. Immigration laws and policies are always changing. However, if you follow these tips before relocating a foreign worker, you’ll have a greater chance of success.

How Changing Federal Immigration Policies in 2023 Affect Your Visa

March 27, 2023
The past few years have seen an increase in immigration changes through the COVID-19 pandemic and switching Trump and Biden Administrations. The latest round of federal immigration policies in 2023 focuses on things like immigration activity along the border of US and Mexico, noncitizens in mixed immigration status families, and children with immigrant parents. We cover the evolving immigration policies here and how they’ll affect your visa in 2023.

H-1B Holder Domestic Renewal Pilot Program Announced

March 23, 2023
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, H-1B and L visa holders living and working in the United States have had substantial uncertainty about their futures. Between the global shutdown, changing political climates, and the USCIS backlog on processing new and renewed visas, it has been a long few years for these foreign workers. But we’re happy to announce some good news around the corner just released from the State Department regarding their Domestic Renewal Pilot Program. Here, we’ll give you the basic details that have been shared with the public.

Updates on Embassy Reopening Predictions

March 23, 2023
Immigrants and nonimmigrants around the world have been hard hit by the global shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although most businesses have returned back to their “new normal,” one sector that continues to feel the restrictions is that of US visa services through consulates and embassies. Many countries have minor restrictions that allow consulate and embassy representatives to conduct interviews, while others remain shut down for the foreseeable future. Where does your country stand? Read on to find out how some of the most common countries for H-1B visa approvals are currently faring.

New COVID Rules Mean China's H-1B Visas Are Back, With Restrictions

February 28, 2023
Everyone has heard about the severe COVID restrictions China has had in place since the outbreak in 2020. These rules significantly impacted one’s ability to obtain and transfer their H-1B and other visas. With the recent relaxation of China’s COVID policies, travel to and from the country has become slightly easier. However, there are still restrictions you should know about before you attempt to obtain an H-1B visa.

USCIS's Policies on the New Virtual Signature for H-1B Visas and Other Petitions

February 3, 2023
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is the government agency responsible for processing visa applications for foreign nationals. It can be a challenging and time-consuming process. The process became even more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How COVID Changed the H-1B Visa Landscape

December 12, 2022
No other visa has been as challenging to secure in recent years as the H-1B visa. With every passing year, the competition gets tougher and tougher, leading many companies to start their filings months in advance. But 2021 saw a huge decline in applications to the program. What happened? This article will explore how COVID affected the H-1B visa landscape and the steps the government and other branches involved took to recover.

Understanding Immigrant Mobility in 2022

June 3, 2022
Mobility in terms of overcoming obstacles and increasing incomes is an important subject when it comes to understanding U.S. immigration.
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