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Smarter Immigration for the Modern Workforce

The immigration landscape is evolving with many changes over the past few years: dramatic directional shifts in government policies and preferences, and in how companies go about finding and engaging international employees. Taken together, these trends represent a clear departure from the traditional status quo.

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Potential Impact of 2018 Midterm Elections on Work Visas

While nothing related to immigration is being actively negotiated by Congress at this time, questions and concerns remain for what the midterm elections could do to work visas.

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Silicon Valley Leaders Defend Foreign Nationals Amid Shifting State of Immigration

Over 70 percent of tech employees in Silicon Valley are foreign born, and the region is viewed as something of a testing ground for business attitudes toward evolving immigration policies.

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Promoting an H-1B Employee

The H-1B visa program is delicately calibrated, and promoting an H-1B employee requires careful consideration of how the job advancement will affect their visa status.

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USCIS Revises Unlawful Presence for Nonimmigrant Students Policy

A recent memo issued by the USCIS announced revisions to its long-running policy on the accrual of unlawful presence by foreign students. Public comments on the proposal will be allowed until June 11, 2018.

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15,000 Additional H-2B Visas Issued for FY 2018 as Demand Grows

For seasonal work, employers often turn to the recruitment of foreign nationals through the H-2B visa program. In response to high demand, the DHS has announced 15,000 additional H-2B visas will be available for Fiscal Year 2018.

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"Like" It or Not, Social Media History Could Impact Visa Applicants' Chances of Approval

The way visa applicants think of social media may soon change. DHS will be accepting public comments until May 29 on a rule that allows them access to the social media history of over 14 million people currently applying for a non-immigrant visa.

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