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USCIS Visa Bulletin: July 2017

The USCIS Visa Bulletin for July 2017 has been released. As a reminder, the USCIS announced that in July it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications based on the Application Final Action Dates chart. The Dates for Filing chart published in the State Department’s July Visa Bulletin will not apply. Employment-based immigrants must follow the Application Final Action

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Green Card Sponsorship: Leverage Your Immigration Policy 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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June 2017 Visa Bulletin

The June 2017 Visa Bulletin has been released, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications based on the Application Final Action Dates chart copied below. The Dates for Filing chart published in the State Department’s June Visa Bulletin will not apply. Employment-based immigrants must follow the Application Final Action

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May 2017 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State released its May 2017 Visa Bulletin, showing modest advancement for China EB-2 and EB-3 categories. HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF THE APRIL VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CHARTS. View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here. Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Visa Applications EB-2: China advances seven months to October 1, 2013; India retrogresses by two and a half

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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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