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Immigration Matters Because People Matter

For Jennifer Hartmann, VP of People & Culture for San Francisco-based fintech company MyVest, immigration matters because people matter. In her day-to-day role, Jenn drives key initiatives for MyVest’s infrastructure, company culture and employee engagement. We recently sat down with her to chat about the importance of immigration as part of our #ImmigrationMatters campaign. “As

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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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AILA Reports Increased Administrative Processing for Petition-Based Cases

Recent information published by AILA indicates that there has been an increase in reports of petition-based cases put into Administrative Processing [221 (g)] because the petition/approval notice is not entered into the Petition Information Management System (PIMS) – a computer database that U.S consulates around the world can access to see details of visa applications

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NAFTA Negotiations Leading to Immigration Uncertainty

As NAFTA negotiations continue, the future of the TN visa and potential economic implications of the U.S. backing out remain uncertain. NAFTA Negotiations and the U.S. In the U.S., immigrants improve the bottom line, as demonstrated in our Immigration Trends Report, by increasing innovation, helping close the skills gap and expanding the diversity of knowledge

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Trump Draws Hard Line in NAFTA Talks

Talks near Washington D.C. resumed between the United States, Mexico, and Canada last week regarding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with President Trump in the Oval Office near the NAFTA talks, where Trump told reporters that it’s possible a deal to save NAFTA

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Traveling Abroad: What You Need to Know About Canadian Immigration

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for business travel outside the United States. Despite that, coming and going isn’t all that simple at times. We spoke with Marina Falkina, a Licensed Canadian Immigration Practitioner (RCIC) in Canada who is affiliated with Envoy, about the basics of Canadian immigration as it relates to business

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What are Dual Intent Visas and Why Do They Matter?

Dual intent visas allow foreign nationals to apply for green card status in the U.S. while still classified under a temporary work visa. The “dual” intent is first, the intent to work in the United States with the help of a work visa, and second, the intent to apply for permanent residency. Some of the

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What Are the Most Common U.S. Work Visa Types?

For employers seeking skilled labor from the global marketplace, the U.S. immigration system offers various work visa types to fit different needs. For employers and workers alike, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of the immigration process and the nuances involved in hiring foreign nationals. Here are some of the most common work visas

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TN Visa Benefits: Hiring Global Talent Through NAFTA

The TN visa is a product of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico. The TN visa allows U.S.-based companies to hire certain Canadian and Mexican citizens who can come to the U.S. for employment. There are quite a few TN visa benefits, which is why it’s one

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TN Visa Requirements: Your Questions Answered

Growing competition for the H-1B visa over the past couple of years has made employers hungry for alternatives to recruiting a global workforce. Enter the TN visa. Created as a part of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the TN (Treaty NAFTA) visa allows U.S.-based companies to hire certain candidates from Canada and Mexico. While

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