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Considering a Job in the US? Check Out These Companies with a Reputation for Satisfied Employees

November 28, 2023
Finding a job you’ll be satisfied with takes on a new meaning when you’re a foreign worker heading to a new country. While getting the job offer is important, how do you know if you’ll want to stay at that place of employment for the length of your work visa? However, once you sign the terms and conditions of a visa like an H-1B, you’re tied to that particular job sponsor unless you transfer your visa to another company willing to become your new sponsor. The key is to do your research and only accept a job with a company that has a solid reputation for high employee satisfaction. Here, we’ll discuss some of the top companies in the US known for employer awareness of wellbeing.

How AI is Revolutionizing the Immigration System

October 26, 2023
Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of nearly every global industry. Some businesses use it to streamline their practices, making them more efficient and saving money. Others see the potential of AI as a way to shift their goals and blaze new paths. In the world of immigration, technology has begun revolutionizing the system, changing regulations, easing restrictions, and speeding up a notoriously lengthy process. What’s new on the horizon with AI and immigration? Read on to find out.

Will the HR2 Secure the Border Act Finally Be Passed?

September 29, 2023
Immigration is historically a sensitive topic, and today’s attempts at reform are no different. The latest round of policy reformations include HR2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023. This controversial act has prompted groups like FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) and many other public policy groups to write letters demanding HR2’s attachment to the federal government’s spending agreements after the end of this fiscal year. Will this act finally be passed? Read on to find out more.

Is the DACA Program Illegal? How Your Children Could Be Affected if You're on an H-1B

September 25, 2023
Nearly everyone you talk to will agree that it’s the job of adults to protect children, especially when they can’t speak up for themselves. This was the core goal behind the Obama-era program known as DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Under DACA, hundreds of thousands of children were protected from deportation. But federal courts say this program is illegal. How will this affect you and your children when they come with you to the US under an H-1B visa? Read on to find out.

Second H-1B Lottery Reveals More Fraud From First Round

August 30, 2023
Everyone in the immigration world has closely followed the results of FY 2024’s lottery since the first round selection in March. Once US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported a substantial number of potentially fraudulent registrations, we wondered what the effects would be. USCIS announced a second lottery in July to fill the gaps between the accepted registrations and the allotted amount of visas, and the results show even more fraud than was visible during the first round. Read on for the details.

How You Can Earn Extra Income On an H-1B Visa

August 1, 2023
When you’re in the United States under an H-1B visa, there are specific terms you must abide by during your stay. Yes, the visa gives you permission to work and earn a living in the country, but only for the company that sponsored your petition and only under the job description specified on your Labor Condition Approval. But sometimes, your financial goals aren’t in line with your annual income, and you want to add more money to your bank account. How can you earn extra income while on an H-1B visa without violating the terms of your document? Keep reading to find out what you can do to increase your pay while in the US and what you mustn’t do if you want to avoid penalties.

Clearing Up the Confusion Regarding NIW Visas for Commercial Pilots

July 24, 2023
In early 2022, news hit the aviation world that foreign pilots could qualify for the United States National Interest Waivers. That information prompted hundreds of thousands of commercial pilots to petition for waivers, spending large amounts of money on legal fees and hoping their time and financial expenses would pay off. But many of these cases were rejected. What’s the truth behind NIW visas and commercial pilots? We explain the difference between successful and rejected petitions here.

Do You Need an EB-2, or Should You Go for an NIW?

July 18, 2023
Moving to the United States, temporarily or permanently, is a goal for millions worldwide. One way to do this is to obtain a work visa that allows the beneficiary to live and reside in the country for limited periods. Two of the most popular work visas are the H-1B and the EB-2. However, both of these employment-based green card avenues have long, cumbersome processes with no guarantee of success. On the other hand, a National Interest Waiver, which is a step up from the EB-2, lets the holder skip the wait and head to the front of the green card queue. Which of these avenues is best for you? Read on to learn the differences between an EB-2 and an NIW.

Can Your H-1B Dependent Transfer to a Student Visa?

May 11, 2023
The H-1B visa is highly sought after, partly because it allows the beneficiary to bring their dependents with them to the United States. The document permits the holder to work and live in the US for three years, with an optional three-year extension. But during that time, minors grow up and are no longer dependents. When that happens, they must obtain their own visas, such as the F1 student visa. If your child is in the transition period where they’re going to need a visa of their own to stay with you in the States, read on to find out what their options are and if transferring to an F1 status from your H-1B dependency is possible.

4 Easy Steps from an H-1B to a Green Card

April 6, 2023
There are multiple visas available for foreign nonimmigrants who want to work in the US, but the H-1B is arguably the most popular. One of the main reasons this visa is so coveted is its dual-intent factor: Holders of the H-1B can apply for permanent lawful residence during their “temporary” stay. If you’re in the US on an H-1B and ready to apply for a Green Card, follow these four steps to successfully accomplish your goal.
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