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    Unusual Criteria for EB-1A Petitions and How to Satisfy Them

    Published on November 15, 2023

    It is no surprise that the EB-1A green card is highly desirable given its reputation, strict standards, and the relatively small number awarded each year. Many assume that an EB-1A green card is beyond their reach and is reserved only for highly accomplished scientists, researchers, doctors, academics, etc. This is not a correct assumption, as…

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    Navigating the NIW Process for Pilots

    Published on November 07, 2023

    National Interest Waiver (NIW) filings for pilots represent a unique and crucial aspect of immigration law, given the specialized skills and responsibilities associated with the aviation industry. The NIW is a pathway for foreign nationals to obtain permanent residency in the United States by demonstrating that their work is of significant national interest. Here are…

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    DHS Announces Increase to H-2B Cap with Additional 65,000 visas for FY 2024

    Published on November 06, 2023

    On November 3, the Department of Homeland Security alongside the Department of Labor made the announcement that an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural visas would be made available for FY 2024, in addition to the already constituted 66,000 available annually. The H-2B program allows employers to hire foreign workers temporarily (one-time, seasonal or intermittent employment)…

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    President Biden’s Executive Order for Trustworthy and Secure Artificial Intelligence

    Published on November 03, 2023

    On October 30th, President Biden issued an Executive Order aimed at securing America’s leadership in harnessing the potential and mitigating the risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI). This order introduces new standards for the safety and security of AI, safeguards privacy, promotes equity and civil rights, advocates for consumers and workers, drives innovation and competition,…

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    Qualifying For an EB-2 National Interest Waiver

    Published on October 31, 2023

    The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a great immigration option for foreign nationals seeking U.S. permanent residency (green card) by demonstrating that their work is of national interest to the United States. To successfully navigate the NIW process, it is essential to understand the recommendations and requirements set forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…

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    Select Renewal Applications for Employment Authorization to Receive Automatic Extension

    Published on October 30, 2023

    In a statement issued by USCIS on October 27th, the agency announced that select renewal applicants for employment authorization would be eligible for automatic extensions of their expiring employment authorization or EADS while their applications are under review. For those who meet the eligibility criteria, the automatic extension will last 180 days. This extension also…

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    H-1B Proposed Rule Changes Announced To Streamline Processes & Efficiency

    Published on October 24, 2023

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently unveiled a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aiming to amend the regulations governing the H-1B program. The proposed changes promise to usher in a new era for the highly sought-after visa category, with the overarching goal of modernizing and enhancing the efficiency of the program….

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    DOS Expected to begin Stateside Visa Renewal Pilot in Early 2024

    Published on October 20, 2023

    On October 17, 2023, DOS sent for review a Federal Register notice entitled Pilot Program to Resume Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas in the United States for Certain Qualified Noncitizens to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Once this document is published in the Federal Register, it will lay out the eligibility criteria for participation in the…