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USCIS Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address its discretion to grant employment authorization to foreign nationals who are paroled into the United States, including those who are otherwise inadmissible. Certain foreign nationals may be paroled into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. Parolees are not …

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H-2B Petitioners Must Include Temporary Labor Certification Final Determination with Form I-129

Minimum Investments, Targeted Employment Area Designations Among Reforms On July 3, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implemented its new Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system for the H-2B temporary non-agricultural worker program. As of July 3, employers who file an H-2B application for temporary labor certification in FLAG will only receive a temporary labor certification electronically. If your application …

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USCIS to End Certain Categorical Parole Programs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced its intention to terminate two categorical parole programs, consistent with Executive Order (E.O.) 13767, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, and to better ensure that parole is used only on a case-by-case basis, consistent with the law. Parole is a process that allows foreign nationals to temporarily enter or remain in the …

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Indians benefitted as the US removes the Country cap on Green cards

So good news comes in for the Indians residing in America as US House has passed the anticipated Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act bill. This will be removing the country cap on the Green cards, which will be directly helping the Indian professionals in America. “Prima facie, it may seem like a positive decision for Indian tech workers as it …

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Possible Alternatives to the H-1B Visa By Manju Kalidindi, Esq.

Possible Alternatives to the H-1B Visa By Manju Kalidindi, Esq.

Possible Alternatives to the H-1B Visa By Manju Kalidindi, Esq. H-1B cap period The H-1B cap period opens on April 1st every year. This year, by April 5, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for fiscal year 2020. On April 11, the …

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Let us help Liyna Anwar!

Let us help Liyna Anwar!

Liyna Anwar, South Asian is senior producer for the LA Times and for many years was a producer at Story Corp in NYC.   Unfortunately, she was just diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia.   She is in need of bone marrow and hasn’t matched with anyone from the registry. She needs to match with someone who has South …

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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program If you are seeking to invest in the U.S. or are already investing, you may benefit from your investment and become a U.S. Permanent Resident through the EB-5 Visa. Under this program, entrepreneurs (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for permanent residence if they make the necessary investment, comply …

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Alarming Trends for H1B Visas

Alarming Trends for H1B Visas

With the recent administration change to the Trump presidency, USCIS has modified their regulations as it pertains to immigrants. In particular, H-1B visas have taken the spotlight as more scrutiny from USCIS is being focused on these visas. Now, more than ever, employers of H-1B candidates must be diligent in following the regulations, and be aware of new memoranda from …

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CanAm to Open Offices in India as EB-5 Visa Demand Surges

CanAm Investor Services is planning to set up operations in India as demand for EB-5 visas is seeing a surge. The employment-based fifth preference category (EB-5) visa is to get permanent residency in the US. Indians are expected to be major applicants for the EB-5 visa in the coming years. The visa is for high net worth investors to earn …

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For Here or To Go Explores Hardships of an Expiring Visa

For Here or To Go Explores Hardships of an Expiring Visa

For Here or To Go Explores Hardships of an Expiring Visa For here or To Go is a story based on the experience of a software engineer from India whose visa is about to expire. The film explores his visa struggles in the United States and follows the process he takes for visa renewal. While the movie has a strong …

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