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USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Doctors Under Conrad 30 Waiver Program

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that starting Monday, June 26, they will resume H-1B premium processing for all petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers. H-1B Premium Processing Details According to the USCIS, “Starting on June 26, eligible petitioners for medical

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Visa Application Questions Updated, Says U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department has released new visa application questions for certain foreign nationals applying for a visa at a U.S. consulate. These new questions will be administered only to those applicants who are considered by the consulate to pose heightened security concerns. Those visa applicants who are flagged for security reasons might be asked

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Department of Labor to “take every available legal action” to fight visa fraud

On Tuesday, June 6, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the intentions of the U.S. Department of Labor to be more assertive with entities committing visa fraud and protect American workers. “Entities who engage in visa program fraud and abuse,” said Acosta, “are breaking our laws and are harming American workers, negatively affecting American’s ability

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Public Access Files to LCAs: Your Top Compliance Questions Answered

How long do I need do keep public access files? What do I do with an LCA? Do these questions sound familiar? They probably do if you’re an HR practitioner dealing with your organization’s immigration. With immigration law enforcement ramping up for employers of H-1B visa holders, it’s important to have everything lined up and

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H-4 Visa: Requirements and Proposed Policy Changes

It’s clear that immigration is and will continue to be one of the main focuses of the current administration’s policy. And while the H-1B visa has been in the news a lot recently, another visa directly related to the H-1B is also facing some changes that could affect your workforce: the H-4 visa. What is

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