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FAQs About Employment-Based Visas
Mario A. Godoy

USU.S. immigration law provides foreign citizens with various ways to become United States lawful permanent residents (get a green card) through emplo...

New USCIS Guidelines Attract More Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS is updating its policy manual to attract more foreign-born entrepreneurs. This can make it easier for immigrant entrepreneurs to understand the ...

USCIS Clarifies Occupations Eligible For H-1B Visas
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS has clarified which ‘Specialty Occupations’ are eligible for H-1B visas in response to a lawsuit challenging Trump-era restrictions ...

US to Allow L-1 and H-1B Visa Holders to Renew Without Leaving the Country
Mario A. Godoy

The U.S. State Department plans to resume allowing H-1B visa holders to renew their visas without leaving the country. Under a pilot program to launch...

H-1B Cap Registration Opens March 1
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS announced that tech and other specialty occupation employers will be able to register for H-1B  visas to add foreign workers beginning March 1....

What Happens When H-1B Tech Workers Are Laid Off?
Mario A. Godoy

Tech companies have laid off over 120,000 employees this year, including Amazon, Meta and Twitter. Bloomberg reports that major tech firms sponsored 4...

How to Prove You’re An Expert Judge to Qualify for an O-1A Visa
Mario A. Godoy

The United States wants to attract more foreign STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) talent. O-1A nonimmigrant status is available t...

FAQ: What Is a TN Nonimmigrant Visa?
Mario A. Godoy

A TN visa is a special classification for Canadian and Mexican professionals. The TN nonimmigrant visa program offers wide-ranging benefits for the vi...

USCIS Reaches 65,000 H-1B Visa Cap For 2023
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS announced on August 24, 2022, that it reached the federally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2023 as well as the 20,000 H-1B visa for the US ad...

Why Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Choose Illinois
Mario A. Godoy

On August 5, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum to defer for 18 months the removal of Hong Kong residents in the United States on August 5, 202...

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