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News Alert: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

News Alert: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have resumed premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. The H-1B visa allows foreign nationals with a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent work experience) and a U.S. employer that will hire this person in a specialty occupation.

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration services that may help people affected by special situations, including severe storms such as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.

Immigration Policy Changes for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

Immigration Policy Changes for Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

RECENT UPDATE: August 13, 2018

Under the revised final policy memorandum, effective Aug. 9, 2018, F and M nonimmigrants who fall out of status and timely file for reinstatement of that status will have their accrual of unlawful presence suspended while their application is pending.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Post-#MarchMadness: Four Immigration Options for College Students After the #FinalFour

Post-#MarchMadness: Four Immigration Options for College Students After the #FinalFour

It's March Madness once again! As we head well into the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, fans everywhere are staying tuned for the wins and upsets, highlighting the tenacity and the spirit of the college athlete. But after the impossible happens and the dust settles, the question remains for many foreign students - where will you be after the Big Dance? 

Are you extraordinary? FAQs for O-1 Extraordinary Ability or Achievement Visa

Are you extraordinary? FAQs for O-1 Extraordinary Ability or Achievement Visa

The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

We have compiled below some frequently asked questions from our clients and readers about this visa. We will continue to update this list accordingly.

What are my immigration options when I graduate from college?

What are my immigration options when I graduate from college?

For those in their last year of college, now is the time to beginning planning your post-OPT immigration options if you intend to stay in the U.S. You will find below examples of some possible options to pursue employment-based nonimmigrant status after your OPT period expires and some suggestions on how to prepare well in advance.

Fact Sheet on Foreign-Born STEM Workers

Fact Sheet on Foreign-Born STEM Workers

Workers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) play an increasingly important role in the U.S. economy. STEM occupations are critical to the country’s innovation, and STEM workers are responsible for many of the cutting-edge ideas and technologies that create jobs and raise the living standards of U.S. households. Foreign-born workers make up a growing share of the country’s STEM workforce.