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.
Release Date 10/16/2020 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it will increase fees for premium processing, effective Oct. 19, as required by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, Pub. L. No. 116-159, signed into law on […]
In the past, when companies needed to hire new employees to fill important jobs, it usually required the physical relocation of talent. Immigration was always considered a way for growing companies to bring new labor or talent into a country, but it also required a lot of paperwork and process.
“There was a welcoming of immigrants to build the country, however, you had to be white and free. So even back then, there was a racialization of who could be a U.S. citizen,” Page said.
After immigrants apply for immigration benefits and submit their forms with the all the requirements, it is common for immigration authorities ask for more evidence to establish eligibility in support of their visa, green card, asylum and citizenship through naturalization petitions.
Video immigration hearings are rising as ICE puts more migrants in distant immigration jails, and they’re subject to a lot of technical and transparency difficulties.
If the new employer terminates employees on work visas, such as H-1B, L-1, TN, H-1B1, E-3, or O-1 nonimmigrants, those workers will have 60 days or until their authorized stay expires.
The election isn’t the only thing threatened by delays in the postal service. The entire immigration system is highly dependent on mail courier services.