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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.

USCIS Investigating Potential H-1B Fraud

June 5, 2023
USCIS already expected to see a record number of applications for FY 2024 due to various factors, such as lifted pandemic restrictions and massive layoffs in the tech industry. But what wasn’t as predictable was the significant amount of attempted fraud that has been uncovered already. USCIS has caught almost half of the currently submitted applications as multiple registrants. Still, the government branch’s lack of action thus far leaves many questioning how this will affect legitimate applicants, as discussed here.

How to Apply for the National Interest Waiver

June 1, 2023
The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is part of the United States EB-2 employment-based visa petition. It’s designed for those with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities that could benefit the national interest of the US. It’s a highly sought-after visa because once the applicant is approved, they become a lawful permanent resident of the country. However, it’s not easy to qualify. Here are the details you must know before you apply for an NIW.

The H-1B Petition Deadline is Around the Corner: What You Need to Know

June 1, 2023
Are you a US-based company in need of skilled foreign labor? If so, it’s time to take notice of the upcoming deadlines. H-1B visas follow a rigid workflow, including many deadlines, throughout the application process. Here are the dates you need to know to stay on top of your employment vacancies.

Common H1B Cap Filing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

May 24, 2023
It’s no secret that this year’s cap filing numbers were substantially higher than predicted or that many registrations are being inspected for potential fraud. Whether the fraudulent claims are based on legitimate abuse or simply careless mistakes remains to be seen, but the fact is that you want your H-1B registration to stand up to scrutiny. To ensure your petition is adjudicated successfully, avoid these common filing mistakes in the future.

Looking for an H-1B Sponsorship? Check With These Companies First

May 23, 2023
The H-1B visa is highly coveted in the world of foreign workers wishing for employment in the United States. But before you can apply for this document, you must have a sponsor — an approved US employer willing to pay for your application and associated fees and hire you for the length of your visa’s terms (three years). This is often a challenge, as the employer and employee requirements are strict. However, if you qualify for certain highly skilled professions, you may be able to convince one of these companies to sponsor your visa journey.

How to Find Out if Your Potential Employer is Eligible for H-1B Sponsorship

May 19, 2023
Foreign nationals with the right skills and experience are often in demand in other countries. If you have the talent and education, you can take a job anywhere in the world as long as you and your potential employer meet the requirements set by the government. In the United States, the first essential step is to ensure your potential employer is offering you a legitimate job and they are eligible to sponsor your H-1B visa. Before you get excited about a job offer and invest time and resources into the new position, read this short blog to see how you can find out if your potential employer is allowed to extend the offer to you as your sponsor.

Everything You Need to Know About the National Interest Waiver

May 18, 2023
Obtaining a green card is a challenging endeavor. Most people use this path to US residency when they have a family member sponsoring them or a job offer from an employer willing to support their green card journey. But if neither of those options applies to you, you could qualify for a national interest waiver. What is this document, and what are the qualifications for foreign nationals? We have everything you need to know right here!

What the Horizon Holds for H-1B Visas in 2023

May 17, 2023
Congress is continually monitoring immigration legislation and how it’s impacting the American economy and citizens. Revisions are always part of the agenda, regardless of which political party is in the majority at the time. As of 2023, the Republicans have the majority in the House, President Biden is a Democrat, and the combination is affecting H-1B visa holders and other immigration avenues. We’ll explain what you can expect to see in the near future here.

Updates to the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2023

May 15, 2023
When it comes to choosing a work visa as a nonimmigrant, the H-1B and L-1 categories are at the top of the “preferred” list. But while both of these visas are beneficial to the holder and the United States economy, they have some drawbacks that keep them from being completely ideal. The gaps in the legislation allow companies to abuse and fraud the system. However, recent changes to the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act seek to address those gaps and reduce the potential for abuse.
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