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USCIS Publishes Data on H-1B Petitioners

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a series of datasets listing every U.S. employer that has been approved for H-1B petitions within the past two years and how many petitions were awarded to these H-1B petitioners. Most of this information is already public record, but as of July 28, 2017, USCIS has

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Trump Administration Announces Support of The Raise Act

Stephen Miller, a White House advisor, announced on Wednesday the Trump administration’s support of the Raise Act, proposed legislation that would reduce legal immigration in the United States. The bill, if passed, would reduce the number of non-employment based green cards issued and, for some, limit the benefits associated with green card status. Preference for

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Immigration Audit: How to Prepare Your Company for a Site Visit

An immigration audit at a company that has employees with H-1B and L-1 status, especially with multiple visa holders, is likely to catch the attention of the USCIS, as it recently announced its intention to take “a more targeted approach” when it comes to corporate site visits. Quite simply, this means that companies should have a corporate

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Be Prepared: Your USCIS Site Visit Checklist

Earlier this year, USCIS announced its intention to become even more scrupulous with its site visits to existing visa holders. The objective was to focus more attention on employers petitioning for off-site H-1B workers and employers with a high H-1B worker to U.S. worker ratio. With immigration audits top of mind in the government, employers

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Green Card Sponsorship as a Tool to Attract Talent

The benefits of a global workforce are irrefutable and using immigration-related perks like green card sponsorship can go a long way. Yes, finding the best talent often means expanding the size of the talent pool, but thinking globally also helps increase your organization’s relevancy. And, to be relevant, you need to be able to offer

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