USCIS Confirms H-1B Application Changes for 2019

H-1B Application Changes

USCIS Confirms H-1B Application Changes for 2019 The H-1B program has boosted job opportunity and bolstered the U.S. economy since its creation in 1990. Each year, companies in “specialty occupations” can sponsor foreign professionals to fill critical vacancies. Many companies take advantage of the H-1B program, though certain industries are prevalent. For example, companies in…

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Senate Denies “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act”

Senate

Senate Denies “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act” January 28, 2019   Last week, Senate Republicans introduced the “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act.” The bill’s contents both provided President Trump with his requested border wall funds as well as altering other significant areas of immigration law. If passed, the measure…

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The Economic Benefits of the H-1B Program

H-1B Program

The Economic Benefits of the H-1B Program Continually popular with foreign professionals, the H-1B visa program provides myriad benefits to both skilled workers and U.S. companies. Each year, employers in need of specific skillsets turn to the H-1B program to fill crucial vacancies. Without the workers to fill this gap, the U.S. economy could suffer,…

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Immigration Court Delays Worsen Due to Government Shutdown

Immigration Court Delays Worsen

Immigration Court Delays Worsen Due to Government Shutdown January 15, 2019   The United States (U.S.) is currently experiencing its longest government shutdown in history. Unfortunately, the partial shutdown begun by President Donald Trump continues with no foreseeable end. At the center of the fight is Trump’s demand for funding for his border wall. A…

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Refugees Versus Asylees: What Are the Differences?

Refugees Versus Asylees

Refugees Versus Asylees: What Are the Differences? Conflict, strife, and violence across the globe often force people to flee their homes and seek shelter and safety abroad. Catastrophic events or influences can lead to an influx of refugee or asylee arrivals worldwide. But there are key differences between the two designations. In this article, we’ll…

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News Brief: Can Trump Declare a National Emergency to Fund Border Wall?

Trump National Emergency

News Brief: Can Trump Declare A National Emergency to Fund Border Wall? January 8, 2019   In December, President Donald Trump threatened to force a government shutdown in a desperate attempt to fund his border wall. A hallmark of his 2016 campaign, Trump has relentlessly sought funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall since taking office.…

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H-1B Visa Updates Proposed by USCIS

H-1B Visa Updates

H-1B Visa Updates Proposed by USCIS December 20, 2018   Across the United States (U.S.), the H-1B visa program benefits thousands upon thousands of immigrants and employers alike. Recipients of H-1B visas work in a variety of fields, benefit the U.S. economy, and bring unique skillsets to the labor market. Because of its benefits and…

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News Brief: Government Shutdown Looms as Trump Demands Border Wall Funding

Trump Demands Border Wall

News Brief: Government Shutdown Looms as Trump Demands Border Wall Funding December 14, 2018 During his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump made a key campaign promise: to build a continuous physical barrier along the southern United States (U.S.) border. This was received with fervor by Trump’s supporters. Chants of “build the wall!” boomed during the 2016…

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News Brief: New Trump Asylum Policies at US-Mexico Border

Trump Asylum Policies

News Brief: New Trump Asylum Policies at US-Mexico Border November 30, 2018 As families across America celebrated Thanksgiving last week, the Trump administration continued to work to deny rights to asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border. According to The Washington Post, a potential new deal may force migrants from South and Central America to wait…

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Can Birthright Citizenship Be Revoked?

birthright citizenship

Can Birthright Citizenship Be Revoked? Around the midterm elections in November 2018, immigration was a major topic discussed by politicians and news sources alike. In a few short weeks, President Trump lambasted asylum seekers approaching the United States border and discussed his desire to end birthright citizenship. While the president’s sweeping goals regarding immigration are…

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