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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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USCIS Announces Total Petitions Received for FY 2018 H-1B Cap Season

USCIS Announces 199,000 Petitions filed for FY2018 H-1B Cap U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they reached the cap as of April 7, 2017. And on April 17, 2017, they announced that they received a total of 199,000 H-1B petitions for the FY 2018. On April 11th they completed the lottery to select enough

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Policy Alert: USCIS Releases Guidance Memo for H-1B about “Computer Programmers”

In a policy memorandum released on March 31, 2017, USCIS rescinded the memorandum issued in 2000 titled “Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions.” This will impact applications received in this year’s cap that opened today, April 3, 2017 for the 2018 Fiscal Year. The guidance suggests more scrutiny will be placed on computer programming

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I Want to Work in the U.S., But Where Can I Find Visa Jobs?

Sometimes, foreign nationals ask Envoy how we can help them find jobs. While we enable organizations and individuals to more efficiently navigate the immigration process, our focus is on technology and legal services, not job placement. However, we can provide you with a few ideas of where to start your search. Immigrant-specific sites These sites

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