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USCIS Announces Flexibility for OPT Applications
Higher Education News

USCIS Announces Flexibility for OPT Applications

F-1 students who have been impacted by USCIS lockbox and service center delays may qualify for additional flexibility in their...
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What are Employer Obligations in the H-1B Process?
H-1B

What are Employer Obligations in the H-1B Process?

The H-1B is perhaps the most well-known work visa and a cornerstone of business immigration for public and private companies...
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What to Expect from the FY 2022 H-1B Lottery
H-1B Looking Ahead

What to Expect from the FY 2022 H-1B Lottery

UPDATE 2/17/2021 United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) indicated it will open H-1B registration for FY2021 on March 9,...
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Looking Ahead: How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Immigration
Looking Ahead Spouse / Fiance Visas

Looking Ahead: How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Immigration

President Joe Biden inherited an immigration landscape that changed dramatically in the four years of the Trump Administration. Under its...
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President Biden to Face Trump’s 11th Hour Immigration Rules
H-1B News

President Biden to Face Trump’s 11th Hour Immigration Rules

In a flurry of activity before leaving office January 20, the Trump Administration implemented or extended changes to U.S. immigration...
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Looking Ahead: How the Biden Administration Could Impact Healthcare Immigration
Healthcare Immigration Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: How the Biden Administration Could Impact Healthcare Immigration

President-Elect Joe Biden will inherit an immigration landscape that has changed dramatically in the four years of the Trump Administration....
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COVID-19 Takes Life of Immigrant Pulmonologist
Healthcare Immigration

COVID-19 Takes Life of Immigrant Pulmonologist

Born in El Salvador, Carlos Araujo-Preza came to the US in 1994 study at Staten Island University Hospital in New...
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Conrad Waiver Alternatives – How to Hire a Foreign Physician
Healthcare Immigration

Conrad Waiver Alternatives – How to Hire a Foreign Physician

While United States Medical Residency Programs educate hundreds of foreign medical doctors a year, employment opportunities for foreign doctors can...
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E-2 FAQ – What E-2 investment expenses qualify for substantial investment
Investor Visa

E-2 FAQ – What E-2 investment expenses qualify for substantial investment

One of the primary hurdles for an E-2 visa petition is proving a petitioner has made a “substantial investment” in...
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Looking Ahead: How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Immigration in Higher Education
Higher Education Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Immigration in Higher Education

President-Elect Joe Biden will inherit an immigration landscape that has changed dramatically in the four years of the Trump Administration....
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Looking Ahead: How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Start-Ups and the Innovation Economy
H-1B Investor Visa Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Start-Ups and the Innovation Economy

President-Elect Joe Biden will inherit an immigration landscape that has changed dramatically in the four years of the Trump Administration....
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Potential Penalties for Hiring Undocumented Immigrants
I-9 PERM

Potential Penalties for Hiring Undocumented Immigrants

The hiring of undocumented immigrants, whether purposeful or not, is illegal. The I-9 process was implemented in 1986 to help combat...
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HHS Waivers Provide Cost Saving Alternative to Locum Tenens Physicians
Healthcare Immigration J-1 Visa

HHS Waivers Provide Cost Saving Alternative to Locum Tenens Physicians

Can Your Healthcare Institution Afford a J-1 Waiver Program? Request Your Complimentary Consultation The Short Answer? You Could Save Money...
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Client Alert H-1B

Trump Administration Seeks to Change Requirements of H-1B Visa

The Trump Administration issued two rulings Tuesday that could make it harder to qualify for an H-1B visa and would...
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Wave of ICE Enforcement Asks – Are Your I-9s Audit Ready?
I-9

Wave of ICE Enforcement Asks – Are Your I-9s Audit Ready?

Increased ICE surveillance and arrest activities historically heralds added enforcement for U.S. employers. Find out if you are ready for an audit.
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Form I-9 Requirements Flexibility Extended for an Additional 30 Days
Advisory I-9

Form I-9 Requirements Flexibility Extended for an Additional 30 Days

Due to delays in the issuance of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), USCIS has announced that employees may use the I-797...
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U.S. Dept of State Issues Guidelines for Travel Ban Exemptions
Client Alert H-1B J-1 Visa L-1 Visas

U.S. Dept of State Issues Guidelines for Travel Ban Exemptions

In early June, President Trump issued successive executive orders suspending entry to the U.S. for individuals holding H-1B, L and...
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Profiles in Immigration – Robust Recruitment and Retention Foster Innovation at Global Engineering Firm
Case Studies H-1B Immigration Profiles L-1 Visas

Profiles in Immigration – Robust Recruitment and Retention Foster Innovation at Global Engineering Firm

"Learn and Teach." That simple philosophy is one of the tenets of Structural Group, Inc.’s company culture and can be...
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HHS Waiver Guidelines Expand to Include More Healthcare Facilities
Healthcare Immigration

HHS Waiver Guidelines Expand to Include More Healthcare Facilities

In June, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) changed federal guidelines so that any facility, from hospital to...
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Trump Administration Rescinds Harmful Foreign Students Policy
Client Alert Higher Education News

Trump Administration Rescinds Harmful Foreign Students Policy

The Trump Administration has stepped back from a policy that would have denied visas to foreign students in the event...
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