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H-1B Selection Process is Changed to Prioritize Wages

By SierraJanuary 11, 2021
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To kick off the new year within US immigration, the USCIS has announced a final rule that will alter the H-1B Visa cap selection process by amending the current lottery procedures, and prioritize wages to protect the economic interests of US workers while ensuring that most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment […]

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How to Read US Visa Bulletin Updates

By SierraJanuary 11, 2021

When it comes to immigration in the United States, the number of individuals interested in migrating is rapidly exceeding the number of immigrant visas available. Due to first come first serve, each applicant has a specific priority date and category which puts you on a virtual waiting list. While waiting, you will want to keep […]

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The Future of US Immigration in 2021

By Ella BergquistJanuary 19, 2021
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Between 2016-2020 we have experienced a massive shift in US immigration. Now that we expect President-elect, Joe Biden, to take office as the next President of the United States, there will be even more changes to US immigration policies. We have predicted some changes to US immigration, most of which will be extremely beneficial for […]

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Completing A Form I-551 For US Permanent Resident Card

By SierraDecember 28, 2020
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You may be starting the process to become a permanent resident in the United States. If this is you, you will probably need to complete Form I-551 formerly known as a Green Card which is simply the document that will enable you to immigrate to the US on permanent resident status. It is proof of […]

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Immigration to the US as a Medical Technologist

By Ella BergquistDecember 29, 2020
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If you are currently a Medical Technologist in your home country and interested in moving to the United States, you may be able to make your dreams come true! The US considers those in the medical field as being highly skilled workers. Being a highly skilled worker opens a few doors for US work visas. […]

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EB Visa: Employment-Based Visa For Permanent Workers

By SierraJanuary 6, 2021
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Let’s say you’re interested in coming to the United States to work but looking for a more permanent role. Many individuals come to the US with the plan to never leave. Approximately 140,000 immigrant visas are available each year for newcomers (and their spouses and children) who seek to immigrate based on their job skills. […]

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Filing Form G-1145

By CaseyDecember 16, 2020
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The G-1145 form is used to request an electronic notification (e-Notification) when US Citizenship and Immigration Services accepts your immigration application. This provides USCIS with an alternative way to inform you of the status of your immigration application other than through physical mail. This convenient option provides applicants with faster, easier updates straight to a […]

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Top 10 US Companies Hiring H-1B Foreign Workers

By Ella BergquistDecember 13, 2020
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The H-1B visa program was introduced to US immigration in 1990 and continues to be a very popular work visa. The program is intended to help American companies fill labor shortages in the US by hiring temporary nonimmigrant work. These positions must be extremely highly skilled which has made many of these companies end up […]

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Form DS-260 for Immigrant Visas to the US

By Ella BergquistDecember 8, 2020
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Everyone who wants to apply for a US immigrant visa must fill out the Form DS-260 online through an electronic form. The purpose of the DS-260 form is to convey information to the National Visa Center which is responsible for collecting information from you and transfer your file to a US consulate where you live. […]

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H-4 EAD: Employment Authorization for Dependents

By SierraDecember 5, 2020
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Are you a skilled worker interested in immigrating to Canada with your spouse and/or dependents? When immigrating through an H-1B visa, you are given the chance to bring eligible family members with you on an H-4 nonimmigrant visa. US businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreigners in specialty occupations that require a bachelor’s or higher degree […]

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New Rules for H-1B Visa Will Not Pass

By Ella BergquistDecember 13, 2020
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Previously, President Trump has voiced his opinion on making the H-1B visa requirements more restricted. Recently, the Chamber of Commerce and others challenged the Trump administration’s visa rules issued in October. In October, the administration required US employers to pay foreign workers on the H-1B visa significantly higher wages than US workers. This would make […]

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US Immigration 2020: Year in Review

By Ella BergquistJanuary 6, 2021
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Over the past year, the United States has produced many significant changes in immigration. Especially with COVID-19 taking over the world in 2020, there have been many ongoing changes for those immigrating and immigrants currently in the US. Overall, it is safe to say that United States immigration has been slowing down throughout the year […]

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