The Department of State recognizes the positive impact of temporary work visa holders on the U.S. economy and is committed to facilitating nonimmigrant travel and reducing visa wait times.
The Biden administration reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit on Wednesday that will make it easier for immigrant spouses without a visa to continue working in the U.S. without having to re-up their employment authorization.
The European Union agreed on Wednesday to reopen its borders to visitors who have been fully vaccinated with an approved shot and to those coming from a list of countries considered safe from a coronavirus perspective, permitting broader travel just in time for the summer tourism season.
Several pieces of recently introduced federal immigration legislation could weave new strands into the already complex web of the U.S. immigration system. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which was proposed by the Biden administration and congressional Democrats, is the […]
President Biden’s US Citizenship Act of 2021 has been introduced in Congress. The bill sets a course for naturalization while seeking to reverse former President Trump’s tight immigration policies.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a Trump-era executive order that temporarily banned some immigrant visas during the coronavirus pandemic. The move opens up legal avenues to migrate to the US that former President Donald Trump had closed off, arguing […]
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2021.
USCIS issued the rule that would have adjusted fees by an average increase of 20 percent. The agency proposed splitting up Form I-129—used by employers to petition for guest workers under the H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, L-1, O and TN visa classifications—into different forms with different fees imposed on each visa type.
The US is on the brink of a Presidential transition, leaving employers to consider how business immigration will be affected by a new Presidential administration.
“This is the one area of immigration policy where the Biden team has put out sort of a lukewarm statement about his views on work visas, particularly high-skilled work visas,” Bier said.