U.S. Immigration laws require that the wage offered to a foreign worker(PERM, H-1B, H-2B, E-3, etc.) must be the prevailing wage rate for the occupational classification in the area of employment. The employers can obtain this wage rate by submitting a request to the National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC). [More]
We has just obtained from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification the most recent 2014 statistics sheets on H-1B visa, H-2A Visa, H-2B Visa, PERM and Prevailing Wage Determination.
The factsheets tell you the application status, case actions, top occupations, job locations and some other interesting statistics about all 5 labor programs. The cutoff dates of the reports were June 30, 2014. [More]
The F visa(Academic Student) and M visa (Vocational Student) are non-immigrant student visas that allow foreigners to pursue education (academic studies and/or language training programs) in the United States. [More]
Why U.S. employers file over 300,000 Labor Condition Application(LCA) every year while only about 100,000 H1B visas are issued? What's the difference between LCA and H1B Visa?Before U.S. employer can file H1B visa petition with USCIS, it must fill Labor Condition Application(LCA) with the Department of Labor(DOL) demonstrating that it is paying the required wage for this position in the geographic region where the job is located. When an employee renews or transfers his H1B visa or cha... [More]
From October 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, U.S. employers filed 418,429 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 9,548 were denied, 12,724 were withdrawn.
During the same time, Department of Labor made decisions on 54,242 labor certifications for employment green card: 3,983 were denied, 2,982 were withdrawn. [More]
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]
By Bill at June 11, 2014 00:39
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]
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
By Bill at May 07, 2014 02:04
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]
H-4 Visa, Work Authorizaiton [More]