New CEO at Twitter reinforces the tech impact of Indians in America

American technology innovation has a growing pattern: putting Indian immigrants at the C-level, and frequently, as the CEO. As you have probably heard, Twitter Inc. became the latest Silicon Valley titan to appoint an Indian-born chief executive officer, Parag Agrawal, joining the ranks of fellow major tech companies Microsoft, Adobe, and Alphabet (Google), among others. […]

The international student’s path to employment-based U.S. citizenship

For many young people around the world, the U.S. is a competitive and desirable location to complete higher education, such as college and graduate programs. But what happens beyond graduation? Here, we outline a few ways that foreign national students on international student visas can navigate the U.S. immigration system to remain legal residents, and […]

International Students Remain Key for U.S. Tech Industry

When it comes to advances in technology (including everyone’s favorite apps, websites, and personal tech), international talent is leading the way in regards to workforce talent. In fact, the American economy and university system owe a significant amount of gratitude to these foreign nationals and international students. According to data from the New American Economy, […]

Client Success Story: Change of Status for Foreign Nationals on OPT

While we know that no two cases are the same when it comes to immigration, we do believe that we encounter many unique cases that put our legal talents to the test. We are going to share a recent client story that had some interesting and complex elements, but ultimately ended in success for our […]

How H-1B availability is contributing to candidate shortage

Many headlines recently have shown the labor shortage in the United States, and few industries have as large of a gap to fill as the computer science industry. In fact, “There are more than 1.2 million unique active job vacancy postings in computer occupations in the United States as of September 6, 2021, up 15% […]

Applying for a National Interest Waiver in the Tech Industry

Often, we see STEM professionals apply for work related visas such as the H-1B. While the H-1B is an incredible visa program for foreign nationals, sometimes applicants experience frustration due to the application being managed by their employers, rather than themselves. In the case that a professional foreign national wants to come to the U.S. […]

National Interest Waiver Applicant Criteria

The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a method of entering legal status in the United States based on exceptional ability. But what makes a person qualify as exceptional in the eyes of the U.S. Federal government? Here, we will explain the criteria that interested applicants must meet and exhibit on their journey towards obtaining an […]

Recognizing Foreign Nationals in America on Labor Day

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. As the cultural makeup of America continues to diversify and evolve, our team at […]