Are you an exceptional foreign worker who is looking to work toward immigrating to the U.S. through a green card? If so, you have several options to choose from. Of these options, the EB-2 green card is not only an accessible green card but also a highly advantageous one due to the drastically reduced EB-2 green card processing time.
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Many times, the most difficult part of the immigration process is the wait. Because the USCIS only allows a certain number of immigrant visas to be issued each year, the family-based green card processing time can vary from case to case. Find out what to expect in this post.
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If you are a U.S. citizen who is seeking to help their parents, spouse or dependents obtain green cards, then you probably already suspect that they will probably have to go through an interview in order to fulfill all of the requirements. Take a look at this post to learn what to expect during a family-based green card interview.
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On April 7, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H1B 2017 lottery was officially completed. U.S. businesses use the H1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming.
During the filing period, which began April 1, 2016, USCIS received over 236,000 H1B petitions including petitions filed for the master’s cap. To screen the 236,000 petitions, USCIS uses a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 regular cap and the 20,000 master’s cap.
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On March 11, 2016, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security published amended F-1 non immigrant student regulations on Optional Practical Training (OPT) for certain students with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees from U.S. institutions of higher education.
The initial OPT period was 12 months but the amended regulation provides a STEM OPT extension of 24 months which will go into effect on May 10, 2016. With this new regulation, there will be new submission requirements for students, schools, and employers.
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