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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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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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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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Impact from Trump’s Executive Order Signed Friday

Temporary ban from Seven Nations President Trump signed an executive order on Friday, January 27th, 2017, that suspends the admission into the U.S. of people from certain countries for 90 days. This three-month ban applies to citizens of the following countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. It is important to note that

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USCIS Adds 16 Countries to H-2A/H-2B Participation List

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded the H-2A Temporary Agricultural and H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural visa programs. Beginning Jan. 18, nationals from 16 countries, including Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Taiwan and Timor-Leste, will be eligible to apply for temporary work visa sponsorship. Additionally, nationals

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7 Ways to Spot Online Immigration Fraud

As any U.S. immigrant already knows, U.S. immigration laws are complex, expansive, and constantly changing. In general, immigrants are at a heightened disadvantage in seeking legal assistance because of their lack of familiarity with U.S. customs, language, and laws. And despite U.S. immigrants’ best efforts to complete the visa process properly, thousands fall victim to

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A Brief History of USCIS

Did you know that USCIS officially took over immigration service duties of the federal government only on March 1, 2003? On that date, USCIS was formed to “enhance the security and improve the efficiency of national immigration services by exclusively focusing on the administration of benefit applications.” (http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/our-history)  In addition to USCIS, you have probably

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