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February 2019 Archives

H-1B application period coming in April 2019

Companies in California who want to hire skilled professionals from outside the United States may need to act urgently. The H-1B visa program allows businesses inside the U.S. to hire workers from abroad with specialized knowledge, and it is frequently used in the technology, medical and other scientific industries. However, the filing season for H-1B visas in 2020 begins on April 1, 2019, and the slots tend to fill up quickly. These applications are for sponsoring full-time H-1B employees during the coming fiscal year, which will run from October 2019 through September 2020.

Seeking permanent residency for a relative

If you are a citizen of the U.S., chances are that you want to share your freedoms and privileges with your family members. The government offers many opportunities for immediate family members of citizens to obtain green cards, allowing them to live permanently in the U.S., seek employment and receive most of the same benefits as a U.S. citizen.

Studying and working in the U.S. for immigrants

According to a study from the Pew Research Center, the United States has more highly-educated immigrants than any other country in the world. In states like California, these immigrants attend universities and have prestigious positions at tech companies in Silicon Valley. Surveys suggest that a majority of the American people want even more highly educated immigrants to come to the country. There are a few pathways these individuals have to get to the U.S.

Immigration interview: Your words and actions affect outcome

You likely had a million thoughts running through you mind when you started your new life in Colorado. As an immigrant, you understood that you might encounter numerous challenges as you adjusted to the culture here. What you didn't expect is that the U.S. government would suspect you of fraud and call your legal status into question.

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