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12 Days of Compliance: Get PERM Recruitment Right

The reins on immigration in the U.S. have tightened this past year – with or without a wall. Education and preparation can make all the difference for companies that want to successfully fill much needed positions. And finding the green card-sponsored employees you need sometimes means jumping through hoops – hoops like PERM recruitment. The

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Government Shutdown in Effect, Starting January 20

As of today, Congress was not able to pass a short-term funding bill that would keep the government funded and open, resulting in a partial government shutdown starting tomorrow, January 20. Congress failed to agree on a continuing resolution to fund the government, requiring a shutdown of all non-essential Federal activities. The shutdown will end whenever

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12 Days of Compliance: Status Changes

When it comes to employee status changes, there are a few immigration-related topics you could be referring to. First, this could be a small change in your existing employee’s position, responsibility or work location. Or, you could be talking about a more dramatic change from one visa classification to another or an extension of stay.

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December 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin

The December 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin has been released. For more details, please see below. Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications: New Visa Bulletin Charts The Visa Bulletin will now have two different charts because of the revised procedures. DOS will post two charts

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November 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin

The November 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin has been released. For more details, please see below. Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications: New Visa Bulletin Charts The Visa Bulletin will now have two different charts because of the revised procedures. DOS will post two charts

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H-1B to Green Card: Steps to Take for New Employees

October 1st was the first day for new H-1B holders to start working. Roughly 36 percent of companies wait to start the green card application process for sponsored employees until after a year of employment. However, allowing for immediate green card sponsorship might be part of the immigration policy at your organization, since in some

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Webinar Recap: Your Guide to Hiring Foreign Nationals

You’ve been asked to open a visa case for a new employee from overseas, but you have no experience hiring foreign nationals. Now what? Whether you’re new in your career or your company is new to immigration, we understand that the world of global mobility can be confusing. As an HR professional, you’re required to

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Understanding U.S. Work Visas: What’s the Difference?

Remembering U.S. work visas can often feel like alphabet soup – especially if you’re new to immigration program management. Each U.S. work visa available to foreign nationals comes with different eligibility requirements, offers varying lengths of work authorization and may or may not include the option for spouses and children to apply for dependent visas.

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October 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin

The October 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin has been released. For more details, please see below. Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications: New Visa Bulletin Charts The Visa Bulletin will now have two different charts because of the revised procedures. DOS will post two charts

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Green Card Interviews Update According to USCIS

Green Card Interviews Update The USCIS has announced that effective October 1, 2017, individuals adjusting status to a permanent resident will be required to attend an in-person interview with a USCIS officer before the permanent resident card can be approved. While this is currently standard practice for people obtaining a permanent resident card through a family-based

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