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What does the future look like for the H-1B Visa Program?

What does the future look like for the H-1B Visa Program?

Recent reports from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) show that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is denying H-1B visa petitions at higher rates than ever. NFAP reports show in 2015 H-1B visas were being denied at a rate of 6%. This year, the denial rate is averaging a whopping 24%. Houston immigration attorneys, William Fong and Gary Ilagan, break down why this is happening, what the increase of denials means for employers and international employees, and what’s ahead for the H-1B visa program.

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U.S. Corporations Join Forces and Voices for immigration reform

2019 Sees a growing number of U.S. Corporations join immigration corporate roundtables to get their voices heard

It’s not easy to deliver Immigration news without mentioning the recent activities of the Trump administration. The focus of the news has over recent months largely concentrated on policies and protocols instigated to stem the numbers of immigrants entering the U.S. across the southern border. But what might be the knock-on effects of the current immigration climate to U.S. businesses and the wider economy? With U.S. Corporations now forming their own Immigration initiatives in line with recent hard-line changes, what if anything can businesses do to help themselves? Continue reading U.S. Corporations Join Forces and Voices for immigration reform

Trump Claims a “Path to Citizenship” Is Coming to H-1B Holders

Since 2016, the Trump Administration has executed several bold and controversial reforms that have complicated the immigration process for countless migrants and asylum-seekers. Many of the president’s new policies have faced intense public scrutiny and backlash, including the family separation policy that was introduced in early 2018. Currently, the nation waits with baited breaths for the resolution of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
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