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How to Avoid Willful violator and Debarred H-1B Employers

By Bill at July 09, 2014 01:40
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
Before applying for visa jobs, you should know whether the employers are willful violator employers or H-1B Dependent Employers or Debarred/Disqualified Employers! Willful violator employers are the employers who have committed either a willful failure or a misrepresentation of a material fact when hiring foreign workers. An employer is considered H-1B dependent if it has: 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and at least eight H-1B nonimmigrant workers; or 26 - 50 full-time equi... [More]

US recovered all jobs lost in recession!

By Bill at June 11, 2014 00:39
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For the first time since 1999, American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs a month for four straight months, offering more evidence that the U.S. economy is steadily growing while much of Europe and Asia struggle. [More]

USCIS Guides for Sponsoring Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Foreign Workers

By Bill at May 15, 2014 20:23
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge
The following matierials, last updated by USCIS on January 2014,  are summary guidances for U.S. employers on how to hire foreign workers. It is particularly useful to small employers who are not familiar with the employment-based immigration laws.  It is also very important for foreign workers and their family members to review and understand the whole immigration process.  How to Sponsor NonImmigrant Foreign Workers How to Sponsor Permanent Resident Foreign Workers E... [More]

US to make 100,000 immigrants eligible for work visas without congress

By Bill at May 07, 2014 02:04
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The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) announced two new proposals to make 100,000 skilled immigrant workers eligible for work visas. It's the latest move toward changing immigration policy in lieu of Congress passing actual reform. The new rules will make work visas available to certain individuals whose H-1B spouses have already begun seeking permanent residence through their employer. It is estimated that approximately 97,000 H-1B spouses will be eligible to apply for employment a... [More]

DHS Announces Proposals to Attract and Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants

By Bill at May 07, 2014 01:22
Filed Under: Immigration News
H-4 Visa, Work Authorizaiton [More]

Over 330,000 2014 Labor Certifications Published!

By Bill at April 25, 2014 04:30
Filed Under: Immigration News
We have published all labor certifications filed by U.S. employers during the first six months of fiscal year 2014 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, U.S. employers filed 308,532 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 6,392 were denied, 9,704 were withdrawn. During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions on 30,565 labor certifications for employment green card: 2,479 were denied, 1,885 were withdrawn. Please use fol... [More]

FACT SHEET: Strengthening Entrepreneurship At Home and Abroad

By Bill at April 08, 2014 23:41
Filed Under: Immigration News
The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 07, 2014 FACT SHEET: Strengthening Entrepreneurship At Home and Abroad “Let’s do more to help the entrepreneurs and small business owners who create most new jobs in America.” – President Barack Obama, State of the Union, January 28, 2014 Entrepreneurs play a critical role in expanding the economy and creating jobs.  President Obama is committed to increasing the prevalence and... [More]

Where to Mail Your H-1B Petition

By Bill at March 27, 2014 01:08
Filed Under: Tips and Features, Visa Knowledge
You must file your petition with the correct service center depending on the H-1B beneficiary’s work location(s) as specified in the petition.  USCIS has specific mailing addresses for cases that are subject to the H-1B cap.  USCIS has a separate mailing address for certain types of educational or nonprofit organizations that file H-1B petitions for beneficiaries who are exempt from the cap. Please read the filing instructions very carefully. If you file your petition incor... [More]

Additional Documents Required for H-1B Petition

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:43
Filed Under: Tips and Features
Labor Condition Application (LCA) You must submit a certified Department of Labor LCA (Form ETA 9035) at the time you file your petition. A copy of the LCA is acceptable. Note: USCIS encourages petitioners to keep Department of Labor LCA processing times in mind when preparing the H-1B petition and plan accordingly.  If the LCA is certified for multiple workers, you must provide the name and USCIS case receipt number of any foreign worker who has previously used the LCA. Petitioners shou... [More]

Make Sure You Properly File Your H-1B Cap-Subject Petition

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:40
Filed Under: Tips and Features
To make sure you properly file your H-1B Cap-Subject Petition, please follow these steps: Complete all sections of the Form I-129 petition, including the H Classification Supplement (pages 11 and 12 of the form) and the H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement (pages 17-19). Make sure the Form I-129 has a revision date of November 23, 2010, or later. (You can find current versions of forms atwww.uscis.gov/forms.) Make sure each form has an original signature, preferably in bl... [More]

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