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President Trump Signs Executive Order Directly Affecting Work Visa Program

President Trump has reportedly signed an executive order this week that will directly affect the skilled worker visa program. His “Buy American, Hire American” order has regimented a review of the H-1B visa program in an ongoing effort to revamp the immigration system and ensure that “H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid.. Read More

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USCIS Announces Complete Redesign of Green Cards and EAD’s In an Effort to Prevent Immigration Fraud

As part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project, USCIS announced that Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) will be undergoing a complete redesign. The new Green Cards and EAD’s will be equipped with enhanced graphics and fraud-resistance security features and will be issued on May 1, 2017. What.. Read More

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Pressure Begins to Build on Immigration Court Systems in First Few Months of the New Federal Immigration Rules

After February’s release of the new federal immigration rules by the Trump administration, immigration judges, prosecutors, and defense attorney’s all over the country continue to wonder how the system will be impacted with the already existing backlog of cases. In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration and detain those entering the country without.. Read More

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New Insurance Product Provides Protection Against U.S. Port of Entry Denials

While the U.S. is an extremely popular travel destination, recent administrative orders resulting in port of entry denials for some travelers have created a great deal of confusion and worry among many international tourists. With the amount of money spent on an international trip abroad, many travelers fear the risk of financial burden, should any.. Read More

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USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Met for FY 2018

The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the 65,000, congressionally mandated 2018 Visa H-1B cap has been met, as well as, has the 20,000 United States Advanced Degree Exemption. The H-1B Program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application.. Read More

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As EB-5 Program Latest Deadline Rapidly Approaches, Foreign Investors Rush to Apply

With the April 28 deadline for the EB-5 immigrant visa program rapidly approaching, developers and foreign nationals are rushing to apply. The future of the program is reportedly uncertain as congress prepares to take up budget negotiations that could result in law makers either sharply raising the minimum contribution or letting the program expire all.. Read More