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USCIS Releases Memo Clarifying Policies for H-1B Third Party Worksite Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have clarified the policy for third-party worksite petitions for H-1B visas. These updated policies and guidelines are in alliance with the Trump Administration’s “Buy American…
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“Buy American, Hire American,” Policy Now Affecting the H-1B Visa Process

Update:  After this post was published, the McClatchy DC news service reported that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has stated that it is not considering a regulatory change to the H-1B extension rules as had previously…
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USCIS Takes a Drastic Approach to the H-1B Program

As you might know, the H-1B visa program is created by the U.S. government to assist U.S. companies with recruiting highly-skilled foreign workers when they cannot find qualified U.S employees in the country.  Two-thirds of visas under the…
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Work Authorization for H-1B Spouses

On May 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published proposed rules that would allow spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to obtain work authorization.   According to the DHS announcement, the main goal of the initiative…