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Articles By Patty Johnson-Vazquez
10 Tips for a Stress-Free H-1B Cap Season

Does H-1B cap season bring stressful memories to mind? If so, chances are you’re beginning too late. There’s a simple way to prepare one or multiple H-1B visa applications without the headaches. Start early. If you’ve already identified a candidate in need of visa sponsorship, there’s no reason to wait until you’re up against the

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H-1B Cap Season by the Numbers

The H-1B work visa cap has filled quickly in recent years, requiring thousands of unselected petitioners to refile the following season or find a viable alternative. As more U.S. companies rely on foreign national talent to fill highly technical roles, and the H-1B work visa for specialty workers grows more popular, the intensity of competition

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H-1B Document Checklist

There are many steps in creating a successful H-1B Person in Specialty Occupation visa petition. One of the most important is collecting all the supporting documents needed to build a strong case. Here is a helpful H-1B document checklist for HR and employees to get your petition started on the right track.

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Discover the New H-1B Standard With Envoy

Envoy removes complication, tedium and inefficiencies from the H-1B application process. We use technology so you have a better, smoother immigration experience from beginning to end. Learn how.

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The STEM Talent Shortage: Big data

In our STEM Talent Shortage series, we examine four industries impacted by a lack of available workers in STEM fields.

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HR Tech Series: 3 game-changing performance management tools

Is your performance management and goal review process outdated? If the feedback collection system involves a spreadsheet form, bi-yearly reviews and manager assessments, then the answer is a resounding yes.

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Visa-free travel from Mexico to Canada begins Dec. 1

Good news for Mexican travelers: Beginning Dec. 1, Canada will no longer require Mexican visitors to obtain a visa before traveling to the country. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the news during a North American leaders’ summit in Ottawa.

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USCIS Final Rule Adds Greater Work Authorization Flexibility for Visa Holders and Green Card Applicants

Update, as of August 1, 2016: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently alerted 17-month STEM OPT holders that they can apply to add seven months to their STEM OPT period if they properly file their Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (with the required fee and signature) on or before August 8, 2016. USCIS will deny applications filed after

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USCIS considers raising H-1B, green card filing fees

Every two years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reviews its Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA). In fiscal year 2015, IEFA funded 94 percent of the agency’s initiatives, showing a heavy reliance on the account.

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The STEM Talent Shortage: Health care

In our STEM Talent Shortage series, we examine four industries impacted by a lack of available workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

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