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Stay up to date on immigration news that impacts your business and visa status, and find detailed resources to learn more about immigration programs, including the H-1B visa and alternatives, higher education immigration, visa options for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, and investor visas.

Potential Penalties for Hiring Undocumented Immigrants
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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?

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
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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
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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
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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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SEVP Backs Away from Temporary Plan Helping F-1/M-1 Students during the Pandemic
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SEVP Backs Away from Temporary Plan Helping F-1/M-1 Students during the Pandemic

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SEVP instituted temporary measures allowing F-1/M-1 students to take more classes online than...
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H-1B, L-1 and J-1 Visa Alternatives
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H-1B, L-1 and J-1 Visa Alternatives

President Trump’s June 22nd Executive Order was arguably the most aggressive assault on U.S. business immigration of his administration –...
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Enforcement of I-9 Policies Could be Next Front in Immigration Battle
Client Alert H-1B I-9

Enforcement of I-9 Policies Could be Next Front in Immigration Battle

The Trump Administration made clear its plans to continue to link record-high unemployment with immigration, as seen with President Trump’s...
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Flow Chart: Does the June 22 Executive Order Impact your Visa Status?
H-1B L-1 Visas News

Flow Chart: Does the June 22 Executive Order Impact your Visa Status?

Wondering if your visa status is impacted by the June 22 Executive Order? We hope you find the following resource...
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Client Advisory: Executive Order Restricting Certain Work Visas
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Client Advisory: Executive Order Restricting Certain Work Visas

Citing economic concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump extended a freeze on green cards issued outside the U.S....
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Supreme Court Upholds DACA

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided President Donald Trump cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
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Profiles in Immigration – From Student Visa to U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization
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Profiles in Immigration – From Student Visa to U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization

Matt Nicholson, the associate head coach of Niagara University’s Division I Men’s Hockey Team, navigated the United States immigration system...
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Profiles in Immigration – A Physician from Peru Makes his Home in Bangor, Maine Starting with the Conrad 30 Program
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Profiles in Immigration – A Physician from Peru Makes his Home in Bangor, Maine Starting with the Conrad 30 Program

Carlos Requena is a hospitalist at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. After three years of serving patients at...
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Profiles in Immigration – Maine Couple Builds on Similarities, Celebrates Differences
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Profiles in Immigration – Maine Couple Builds on Similarities, Celebrates Differences

Nick Grant and Mehak Bhalla Grant were born half a world away from each other, but from their very first...
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant...
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Profiles in Immigration – Higher Ed Leader Reimagines Business Degrees in U.S. with L-1A Visa
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Profiles in Immigration – Higher Ed Leader Reimagines Business Degrees in U.S. with L-1A Visa

Ducere Global Business School was founded in Australia in 2012 with the goal of providing world-class, international business degree programs...
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