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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.