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Your Guide to Filing Taxes as an H-1B Holder

October 25, 2023
With a valid H-1B visa, you have many of the same rights and privileges as a native US citizen for three years (with an optional three-year extension). During that time, you are allowed to live and work in the US, receiving the agreed-upon salary covered in the terms of your visa. But with those privileges comes responsibilities, including the requirement to pay taxes. How do you know what taxes you must file as an H-1B holder? We have that information here in this guide.

E-Verify Employers Can Now Use Remote Verification Options

August 12, 2023
Early in 2023, E-Verify made headlines as Florida added legislation to enforce E-Verify as a required part of the employment process for every employee. Although this announcement was met with substantial backlash, the reality is that many other states already have this system in place, including Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. Although it’s voluntary elsewhere, most employers prefer the simplicity and efficiency of the system, and USCIS has made the program even more accessible with its newly released remote verification options. Read on to learn more about what this involves.

Changes in Florida's E-Verify System You Must Know

June 6, 2023
If you’ve been following immigration law in the United States, you know that what happens in one state often sets the stage for others to follow. That may be the case in Florida, where recent legislation has made it required for private employers with 25 or more workers to use E-Verify. This is the federal government’s database used to verify work authorization. What does this mean for employers of foreign national workers and the workers themselves? Read on to find out.

Does Florida’s Immigration Enforcement Legislation Impact Your H-1B Visa?

April 19, 2023
There are 50 states and multiple territories in America, plus Washington, DC. Each of these regions must follow federal laws, but in many cases, the states have individual authority to decide how to implement the guidelines that pertain to each law. So, while states like Florida must allow immigration per the terms of federal law, the state can determine the legislature behind the law. Florida’s recent legislative package, introduced on March 7, 2023, hit the headlines because of its potential adverse effects on immigrants in the state and those who would come to that part of the US in the future. How might these changes impact your H-1B visa? We’ll explain everything you need to know here.

U.S. Cities that May be Difficult to Immigrate to in 2022

May 6, 2022
Some cities in the U.S. have a historical trend of hosting large immigrant communities. However, in 2022, moving to a new city might present risk factors based on several key issues.

Status of Consular Processing Operations in Haiti and Cuba

April 8, 2022
The U.S. Embassy in Havana has resumed some very limited services for visa applicants while consular processing in Haiti now includes both immigrant and non-immigrant visa appointments.

The National Interest Waiver and Environmental Science

August 17, 2021
Maintaining a healthy and prosperous economy in the U.S. is also dependent on the health of the environment. Pursuing an NIW in the field of environmental science should absolutely be considered in the national interest.

How the National Interest Definition is Changing in a Post-Pandemic World

May 6, 2021
A recent NIW denial shows how the national interest can change over a course of many years, and how Covid-19 is changing what is in the U.S. national interest now that mass vaccinations are under way.

Labor Force Statistics in the U.S.

December 11, 2020
The rates of working immigrants in the U.S. per their American counterpart varies from state to state, which is largely reflective of the different industries and sectors of employment in each state.
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