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What Happens When Your Child Ages Out of Your H-1B Visa?

September 22, 2023
Foreign workers under the H-1B visa umbrella enjoy the added perk of bringing their spouses and eligible children to the United States. While employed in this category, they have up to six years to live and work in America. During this period, it’s common for children to “age out” of the visa’s eligibility requirements. What happens when your child gets to this point, and is there any way you can keep them in the US with you? We have the details here.

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.

What is the Path to a Green Card for Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa?

June 3, 2022
Immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa are more likely to come to the U.S. as refugees or immediate family members, making their path to legal permanent residence different, and less unpredictable, from employment based visa holders.

Which Petitions have the Fastest Processing Times?

May 24, 2022
In this post, we use the new update on the USCIS processing database to see which petitions have the longest wait time.

Adjustment of Status Report Summary for Q1, 2022

April 12, 2022
The report for Q1 of 2022 shows that the U.S. has a high level of newly admitted arrivals from Asian and African countries, and also points to well known trends with regards to Mexico, India, and China.

The U.S. Adjusts its Covid-19 Policy for Some International Travellers

March 23, 2022
Green card holders and U.S. citizens returning back to the United States from Ukraine are subject to a negative Covid-19 test exemption based on the national interest.

How to Know your Tax Rate as a U.S. Immigrant

February 1, 2022
Most green card holders will have to pay U.S. federal taxes each year as they will easily pass the Substantial Presence Test. Some LPRs will have decreased tax rates based on tax treaties, but will still need to file a Form 1040 with the IRS.

What are Leading Reasons Immigrants Decide not to Naturalize?

January 20, 2022
Some immigrants cite issues with their finances and footing the naturalization bill, while others simply still hold an attachment to their country of origin and aren’t compelled to become Americans.

Some of the Biggest Companies H1-B Denial Rates Plummeted in 2021

January 14, 2022
Denial rates for certain specialty visas such as the H1-B continue to fall in the United States. Now more companies are able to hire the talent they need as they bounce back after a pandemic year.

Reviewing HHS Public Benefits for Immigrants

November 4, 2021
Receiving federal public benefits can be a confusing process for green card holders and their children. Depending on the U.S. state you live in, you might be eligible for SNAP, Medicaid, or children’s healthcare.
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