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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...

What Is PERM Labor Certification?
Mario A. Godoy

PERM Labor Certification is the most widely used opportunity to obtain an employment-based green card. If you’re considering hiring a foreign w...

How To Transfer a Green Card to Another Employer
Mario A. Godoy

Under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (AC21), some H-1B professionals can transfer their employment-sponsored green card...

New Resources For Foreign STEM Workers
Mario A. Godoy

To support the United States’ economic recovery, the U.S. wants to attract more foreign STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) worke...

NEW! Online Filing for Parolee I-765 Applications
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain parolees can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, o...

Phase 2 of USCIS I-140 Premium Processing Starts Aug 1
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS is expanding premium processing launched earlier this year. On Aug. 1, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement th...

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