Should the US expedite visa processing for nurses?

Throughout the United States, there is a shortage of licensed nurses to care for COVID-19 patients. Over the past year, many nurses have retired their positions as the pandemic increasingly took its toll on these professionals. Now, healthcare groups around the country have voiced their need for nurses and would like to put an international […]

Bipartisan bill drafted addressing H-1B reform

When it comes to desirable options for foreign nationals to come to America, one of the most popular and successful visa programs is the H-1B. Since the Immigration Act of 1990, the H-1B visa has been one of the most in demand visas for skilled foreign professionals and employers unable to find niche workers here […]

USCIS accepting fresh petitions for H-1B visas

The 2021 H-1B season was highly anticipated, following the 2020 restrictions and regulations that took place at the onset of COVID-19. In fact, in June 2021, the US immigration agency received over 308,000 applications during the initial registration period for the coveted H-1B for 2022, a 12.5% increase over the current year. Of that surge […]

Which visas offer the quickest options for international talent?

When it comes to work visas for foreign talent, we frequently talk about the highly competitive and popular H1-B. It comes around once per year, with caps on distributions and a large pool of equally talented and qualified foriegn nationals. It’s an area where our clients have consistent success, but it is also restrictive due […]

Could you qualify for the “Einstein” green card?

The Einstein green card is the most prestigious green card category in the US

It’s as impressive as it sounds: the Einstein green card is the most prestigious green card category in the US, and it is reserved for people who possess extraordinary ability in any of the following fields: Science Arts Education Business Athletics It’s a very coveted and unique form of entry into the United States. In […]

How Immigration Helps the US Healthcare Sector

This past year more than ever, the healthcare system was put under significant strain as the United States, and the rest of the world, battled COVID-19. In regards to the demand on the healthcare employees, it is a preview of workloads to come. Based on the current amount of Americans (76 million!) who are entering […]

How Immigration Keeps the US Competitive

For a significant amount of Americans, being the best in the world is not just a goal to strive for–for some, it’s a large part of their identity. Making America the leading free enterprise market in the world is more than just slogans and waving the flag: it’s about embracing policy that helps make America […]

Why the US Should Welcome Chinese Immigrants

When it comes to politics, the common narrative puts the United States against China, seen as two countries at a race for being the leader of innovation and economic development. In fact, fear of China has even impacted immigration, with several leaders calling for reform on Chinese immigration policies. For example, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) […]

USCIS Reverses Trump-Era Policy Denying Certain Immigrant Visa Applications

This week, the Biden administration made a key step in trying to correct immigration system limitations set in place by the Trump administration.  This change comes to impact certain foreign applicants looking to apply for asylum in the United States due to serious violent threats, including domestic abuse. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) […]

Understanding the 3 Stages of PERM Labor Certification

When foreign talent is interested in coming to live and work in the United States, one of the most common means of entry and residency is the permanent labor certification (PERM) issued by the Department of Labor (DOL). This scenario allows an employer to hire a foreign worker to work permanently in the United States. […]