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740,000 Foreigners Overstayed US Visa With India Ranking In The Top 10 with 30, 000 Visitors Staying On Expired Visas

A crucial but often overlooked contributor to the illegal immigrant community within the United States is the inordinate number of expired visa holders who stay back instead of exiting the country. According to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security, nearly 740,000 foreigners have overstayed their visa period during a 12-month time-frame between.. Read More

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Cognizant Clamps Down On Green Card Filing

Giant Technology Solutions firm, Cognizant is clamping down on filing for Permanent Residency Green Cards for its employees under the EB1 and EB2 categories. Wanting to have a bigger onsite presence, they are focused on hiring local talent over pursuing permanent residency for H1B visa holders who have been transferred to the US from India… Read More

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Alternate Visas To Explore If You Do Not Get Through The H1B Cap

With the elaborate crackdown by the Trump administration on issuing of H1B visas, working professionals in specialized cadres are looking to see if there are alternatives to explore going forward.  And one of the options is the L1 visa. H1B visas are used by foreign workers to come to the US to apply their specialized.. Read More

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Congress Extends EB-5 Investor Visa Program by One Week

It was recently announced that the EB-5 visa program will likely be extended by an additional week pending Congresses reform decisions and negotiations. The program was originally set to expire on April 28th, 2017 but Congress opted for an extension after running short on time to come up with a comprehensive reform plan for the.. Read More

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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