Labor shortage disparity will continue to grow with current immigration restrictions

Over the course of the pandemic, the United States has seen a variety of industries suffer significant labor shortages–many still struggling to attract talent, dueling with counter offers to win a candidate, and even then, accepted offers are being forfeited for a multitude of reasons. One solution that could help mitigate this growing gap in […]

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. […]

Did an H-1B Problem Almost Keep Instagram from Ever Existing?

Instagram, the media sharing app that has taken over how many people use their smartphones and spare time, is undoubtedly a household name. However, what you might not know is that one of the app co-founders, Mike Kreiger, had an H-1B problem that almost derailed his development future here in the United States. Imagine how […]

Expanded employment authorization will help foreign spouses eager to work

A series of class action lawsuits propelled action from the Biden Administration this month regarding the complex process for the spouses of U.S. work visa holders to obtain work authorization. According to the National Law Review, the program expansion is expected to help thousands of spouses of foreign executives, managers, and specialty occupation workers who […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Getting Your H-1B Petition Approved: an Employer Guide

Government processes can seem daunting, and the H-1B application process is one complex process that has a lot on the line if you are a business, your company’s innovation and productivity often are linked to successfully bringing in foreign talent, and if you are the employee, your livelihood and future in the United States weigh […]

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. […]

The Green Card Health Examination

When applying for a green card in the United States, applicants undergo a series of forms, interviews, exams, and more. One of the exams that applicants must complete is a health examination performed by an approved medical professional.    This is not a standard physical examination. In fact, it is more of a screening to […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Green Card Applicants

The CDC has announced new regulations that require all green card applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. While the CDC is not commonly involved in immigration procedures, this is not the first time the health agency has stepped in to establish required vaccinations for travel and immigration purposes. In fact, specific to immigration alone, […]