“As Trump reaches his 100th day in office, entrepreneurs and small businesses across industries are weighing in. Trump has accomplished little through legislation, but when it comes to immigration, he has acted forcefully through executive orders, regulatory changes, deportations and a repeated rhetoric of ‘America First.’
That rhetoric has already altered reality for the many …Continue Reading »
“Entrepreneurs are hopeful the Trump Administration will effectively reform the highly unpopular lottery for 65,000 visas that currently favors outsourcing firms in India over employers sponsoring individual employees. They are also worried the political pressure driving “hire American’’ policies will ultimately lead to fewer jobs for everyone. One cited Uber hiring away nearly the …Continue Reading »
“In Washington, D.C., commercial construction company owner Salvador Zelaya paid his employees took the day off to attend a march. The Salvadorian business leader said his 18 workers were spending the morning making banners to take to a rally that will end in front of the White House.
Zalaya offered a simple message for the …Continue Reading »
“WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017.
These redesigns use enhanced graphics and …Continue Reading »
“USCIS announced on April 7, 2017, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap.
USCIS received 199,000 H-1B …Continue Reading »
“The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a government body responsible for evaluating H-1B visa applications and granting up to 85,000 annually for specialty labor, has issued new guidance on how immigration officials should vet applicants. In a government memo, which was first spotted by Axios, U.S.C.I.S. argues that computer programmers are not presumed to …Continue Reading »
“WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced multiple measures to further deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. The H-1B visa program should help U.S. companies recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. Yet, too many American workers who are as qualified, …Continue Reading »
“WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap.
The agency will reject and return filing fees for all unselected …Continue Reading »
“Diversity sits at the core of what makes the U.S. great. Recognize that diversity is more than just your country of origin, background, gender or ethnicity. Diversity of thought, political affiliation and life experiences are extremely valuable. I encourage my team to not only celebrate our differences but leverage this diversity to build better …Continue Reading »
“Bdeir says what has made the company so successful is the very thing that the president seems to be attacking: immigrant employees. Around a dozen LittleBits staffers have visas or green cards, and bout 20 percent of the company’s employees were born outside of the U.S., she notes.
“This mantra has always embodied our values …Continue Reading »