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Congress Questions USCIS on Spike in Denials and Increasing Delays

The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship questioned United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials about backlogs and changes in adjudication of petitions within the department at a July 16 House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. The hearing marks the most pointed criticism from the Judiciary Committee in recent memory, and coupled with… [Read More]

Three Strategies for Hiring Foreign Nurses

Challenges facing healthcare systems in 2019 have created shortages of critical healthcare providers throughout the United States – a shortage that could exceed 100,000 physicians and 500,000 nurses by 2030. While programs exist specifically to hire foreign doctors in medically underserved areas, there are no such solutions to address profound shortages in nursing. Luckily, there… [Read More]

State By State Deadlines for Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver

This article provides state by state deadlines fore the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver – we hope you find the information useful. For a comprehensive look at Conrad Waivers and other healthcare immigration topics for Healthcare Human Resource Leaders, click here. For a detailed overview of healthcare immigration for foreign medical graduates or foreign medical students enrolled… [Read More]

Not Just Dreamers – Here Are Three Real Immigration Problems Congress Should Address (And How to Fix Them)

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday announced two votes on immigration legislation in the United States House of Representatives, derailing efforts by bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to secure the signatures necessary to vote on competing immigration reform bills using a discharge petition. The upcoming votes on two separate immigration bills – one proposed by… [Read More]

5 US Business Visas for Foreign-Born Physicians

This article explains immigration pathways for foreign physicians. For a comprehensive look at healthcare immigration for Human Resource Leaders, click here. For a detailed overview of healthcare immigration for foreign medical graduates or foreign medical students enrolled in U.S. medical training programs, click here. The United States is predicted to have a significant shortage of qualified physicians in… [Read More]

Profiles in Immigration – The Family Side of Immigration Law

As business immigration attorneys, we help companies employ the best possible candidates, regardless of their nationality. One of these businesses is a global systems designer for manufacturing companies. As a multinational entity with offices in Italy and Australia and the United States, this company depends on L-1 and H-1B visas to ensure the global mobility their… [Read More]

The Opportunity in Today’s Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court on Monday morning declined to hear the Trump Administration’s challenge to a lower court ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, insisting the case must first go through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision is a temporary reprieve for Dreamers – the undocumented immigrants brought to the United… [Read More]