About 87 percent of H-1B visas for computer jobs are issued to Indians, according to a Computerworld analysis of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) data. The publication look at about 76,000 H-1B visas issued for new employment to people working in computer-related occupations in 2014. China accounted for the second-largest share (5.1 percent) and Canada received 0.8 percent of such visas. The remainder came from a number of other countries in smaller percentages.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has introduced legislation intended to raise the number of EB-5 green cards available to foreign investors while also making permanent the EB-5 Regional Center Program. The Regional Center Program enables foreign investors to pool their capital and work in coordination with regional economic development agencies on large-scale projects. Read the rest of this entry »
A shortage of immigration judges coupled with underfunding and an enormous backlog of immigration cases has created a bottleneck that has left the average immigration case pending for more than 600 days, according to various reports.
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As an immigrant to the United States, some of the rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as other laws, apply to you. Which ones will depend on the nature of your status in the United States. Your Chicago immigration attorney can help you understand your legal rights in more detail.
The H1-B Specialty Occupation Visa is a non-immigration visa that allows foreign workers in specialty occupations to temporarily work in the United States.
It’s a sad fact, but immigration scams are all too common. People and businesses try to prey on individuals seeking to come to the United States on immigrant or non-immigrant visas, as well as those within the United States who want to bring their family members into the country. To avoid becoming a victim, familiarize yourself with the most common scams. Working with an Illinois immigration attorney will also help protect you from common immigration-related cons.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that about 400,000 new businesses are started annually in the United States. If you’re a foreign citizen who is interested in launching a new business in the United States, a corporate immigration lawyer can help you obtain an immigrant visa to the United States. For foreign entrepreneurs who are interested in exploring new business options in the United States, but not permanently move to the country, an immigration attorney can work to help you secure a non-immigrant visa to the United States.