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Revisions to immigration may raise number of H-1B visas

Even in today’s economy there are companies in Los Angeles who cannot fill certain positions. These are often positions that can only be filled by highly skilled workers in specialized fields. It is not that these workers do not exist; the problem is that many of them are not U.S. citizens and are unable to [...]

By |2018-04-05T15:25:35+00:00September 15th, 2013|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Revisions to immigration may raise number of H-1B visas

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs seek high-skilled immigration reform

A group of Silicon Valley start-up entrepreneurs have been having trouble finding qualified individuals to fill their software engineer positions. That is why they have taken their difficulties to Congress in an attempt to reform the way in which skilled-worker immigration operates. These California entrepreneurs are fed up with the restrictions and costliness of trying [...]

By |2018-03-09T20:32:31+00:00February 1st, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Silicon Valley entrepreneurs seek high-skilled immigration reform

Microsoft composes immigration plan for improved H-1B visa rules

Recently when we have talked about employment issues regarding immigrants, they have centered on the decline of immigrant entrepreneurs and workers in the U.S. -- something that affects the economy, as high-skilled immigrants look to other countries to obtain work opportunities or to invent the next Google. At the same time, our immigration laws remain [...]

By |2018-03-09T18:40:22+00:00October 22nd, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Microsoft composes immigration plan for improved H-1B visa rules

New legislation could bolster work visa program

Work visa applications are usually complicated documents that require a lot of work and review. There are many different identification processes and procedures that must be passed and in some cases, like with an H-1B visa application, the applicant must be sponsored by a U.S. company to obtain the work visa. Once the visa has [...]

By |2018-04-25T16:12:42+00:00July 31st, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New legislation could bolster work visa program

Surge in H-1B visa applications mixes good news with bad

We have discussed H-1B work visas -- and their popularity -- on this blog before. They allow people to enter the country for three years and work for a company that sponsors them. A specialized occupation is required to earn an H-1B work visa and just because someone gets one, doesn't mean they are a [...]

By |2018-03-20T16:13:59+00:00May 31st, 2012|Categories: Blogs, Employment-Based Immigration|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Surge in H-1B visa applications mixes good news with bad

Easing of visa, H-1B programs to come in the near future

On the heels of a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that says immigration laws should be eased to allow highly-skilled people into the country, the Department of Homeland Security announced this week that employment immigration programs will be reformed to allow longer stays for visa, H-1B and F-1 immigrants. It is unknown exactly [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:55:20+00:00February 3rd, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Easing of visa, H-1B programs to come in the near future

Floating city off California coast could house foreign workers

Word of H-1B employment visas reaching their capacity broke last month, and we discussed the merits of the program last week. H-1B visas are a great way for foreign workers to gain temporary employment (and residency) in the U.S. But one Silicon Valley startup plans to take employment immigration to a logical extreme. Blueseed Co. [...]

By |2018-04-03T20:41:49+00:00January 4th, 2012|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Floating city off California coast could house foreign workers

H-1B visas hit 2012 cap, other petitions still being accepted

The H-1B visa allows foreign workers in specialty occupations to stay in the United States for three years, during which time they are temporarily employed by a U.S. company. Applicants must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree as a minimum requirement, and the H-1B program has an annual cap of 65,000. For the [...]

By |2018-03-19T20:10:56+00:00December 28th, 2011|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on H-1B visas hit 2012 cap, other petitions still being accepted