Tag: H-1B visa

H-1B Season Is Upon Us

It’s that time of year again when employers that want to hire recent college graduates and other professionals prepare to file H-1B visa petitions. Because U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept petitions up to six months before the employee’s start date, and the first possible start date is the first day of the […]

Best & Worst-Case Scenarios for the End of H-4 Work Authorization

This spring, the Trump Administration indicated that it plans to revoke work authorization for H-4 visa holders and that it would provide details about a new policy by the end of June. That deadline has come and gone, but speculation about what the change might mean for H-4 visa holders is rampant.

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Americans first: Preference for foreign workers can run afoul of federal laws

by Jacob M. Monty Making good on promises from earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun cracking down on what it calls discrimination against U.S. workers who are being passed over in favor of temporary foreign workers. The DOJ recently announced a settlement with Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC, a New Mexico […]

The H-1B loophole: replacing American workers with foreigners to cut costs

by Cristopher Willis Each year, the United States grants 85,000 H-1B employment visas, and every single one is highly sought after by American companies. These temporary work visas allow companies to hire international applicants with college degrees—often advanced—in a variety of fields, such as medicine and health care, engineering, architecture, accounting, and the arts. H-1B […]