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Biden Administration Pushes For More Work Visas

While under the current Biden administration, the processing of H-1B Visas has become easier, there is no proposal to raise the annual cap on the H-1B Visa category. Instead, President Biden is looking for ways to grant additional permanent residence visas to foreign workers.

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USCIS Added Market Research Analyst As a Specialty Occupation

A US federal court recently approved a settlement under which the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had to agree to classify ‘Market Research Analyst’ as a specialty occupation. This means that foreign nationals employed as market research analysts can now apply for an H-1B Visa. 

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How Foreign Companies Can Bring Key Employees to the US

It is not common knowledge that foreign real estate companies such as the Hong Kong and London-based Swire Properties, Toronto-based Oxford Properties, and South Korea-based Hanjin Group are responsible for completing some of the largest real estate projects in recent history. It is very important for companies like these to find individuals who are both familiar with the developer’s proprietary business and able to hold long-term relationships with builders, contractors, and other key developers. Since real estate projects usually involve multimillion-dollar deals, finding the right person is very crucial and imperative. 

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Increased H-1B Visa Fees Prooves That Labor is Expensive

The House Reconciliation Bill, which is expected to be voted on soon, will make filing an H-1B petition even more expensive. The most common misconception about the immigration of highly skilled foreign workers is that they add no value to the American economy except offering cheap labor. This misconception persists even though the key people behind discovering a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus are former international students, that is, H-1B Visa holders. 

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Can US Permanent Residents Be Deported?

Many people believe that once you have applied for a Permanent Resident Card, also known as a Green Card, you can not be deported from the United States. However, it could not be further from the truth. Even permanent residents are not safe against deportation. Certain circumstances may lead to your deportation while your Green Card application is being processed. 10% of all people deported from the United States include permanent residents. 

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How to Prove Your Marraige’s Validity for Immigration Purposes?

It is not uncommon for the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to deny the petition for family sponsorship due to lack of proof of relationship. When you are applying to adjust your status in the US based on your marriage, you are required to prove that your marriage is ‘bona fide’, meaning that your marriage was for love and not solely to receive immigration benefits through marriage to a US citizen. 

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for US Citizenship

As a lawful permanent resident in the United States, the next step for you is to apply for US citizenship. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) offers the naturalization process for permanent residents who want to transition to US citizens. 

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Which US Companies Sponsor Foreign Workers?

As a foreign worker, you can not come to the United States for temporary employment without the support and assistance of a US employer. Your US employer must file a petition on your behalf to get your work authorization in the US. 

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US District Court Orders the State Department to Process 9,905 Diversity Visas

Recently, the US District Court of Columbia instructed the US Department of State, or “State Department” to process 9,905 Diversity Lottery Visas allocated in the Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery 2020. This decision comes after the lawsuit filed by nearly 10,000 Diversity Visa winners who were unable to secure a consular interview to process their US Visa on time due to pandemic-related restrictions. 

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USCIS Completes the H-2B Visa Cap for the First Half of 2022

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has already granted immigration status to around 33,000 foreign nationals in 2022. More specifically, the USCIS has allowed immigrating to the US to the thousands of semi-skilled and skilled workers who applied for the H-2B Visa program. 

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Biden Administration Forced to Reinstate the “Remain In Mexico” Policy

President Joe Biden recently had to reinstate a controversial Trump-era immigration policy. The decision to reinstate this policy comes after the Supreme Court of the United States refused the Biden Administration’s request to block a federal judge’s order to reinstate the policy.

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US Citizenship Backlogs More than Double Between 2015 and 2020

According to a Government Accountability Office report, the backlog of eligible citizenship applications has more than doubled between 2015 and 2020. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is responsible for processing and approving immigration applications for US Work Visas, Permanent Residence (Green Cards), US Citizenship, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests, and more.