If you are interested in healthcare and/or healthcare immigration, you should check out this Senate hearing on the topic.
Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has published an article filled with H-1b data in the context of heavy demand for IT talent. It notes the massive increase in H-1b registrations to almost 500,000 for this year’s H-1b lottery. At some point, hopefully Congress grasps that the lack of IT talent tin the US is a problem… Continue reading H-1b Data from SIA
The American Immigration Council published new data regarding STEM workers in the U.S.
Read why it was such a victory to have none of the proposed immigration proposals included in the recently passed Senate Budget Bill.
The current White House Administration and the USCIS has chosen to promote immigration options for STEM workers and have created multiple on-line resources to explain non-immigrant pathways and immigrant pathways available for international workers and U.S. employers.
With the talk in DC about increasing the capability of manufacturing more computer chips in the US, this comes with the inevitable need for legal immigration reform. Check out this recent article.
The USCIS has recently announced that it has extended the 60 day grace period for responding to RFE’s, NOIR’s, NOID’s and other filings if the request/action is issued prior to Oct. 23, 2022.
In stark contrast to the Trump Administration, the Biden Administration has developed a number of immigration related initiatives to encourage opportunities for STEM workers. The American Immigration Council has compiled some information and created a nice FAQ outlining these initiatives. Check them out here.
As immigration backlogs grow and the competition for talent increases, there is a growing coalition of technology companies and others such as AILA and the US Chamber of Commerce who are advocating on behalf of children turning 21 and and ageing out of their parent’s green card applications. A letter was recently sent to the… Continue reading Help for Age-Out Children?
The USCIS has issued a Temporary Final Rule that extends the automatic renewal time period for EAD renewals from 180 days to 540 days. This new rule, which takes effect on May 4, 2022 applies to all classes of EAD cards that are currently entitled to an automatic extension. The current list can be found… Continue reading Great News for EAD Renewals !
A Final Rule has been released which will authorize the USCIS to expand premium processing to I-539, I-765, and more classes of I-140 applicants. There is no effective date nor further details but, this publication in the Federal Register is a necessary step for these actions to take place.