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USCIS has issued a Policy Alert and updated the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify how USCIS determines whether an O-1B Applicant is evaluated as a person of extraordinary ability in the arts (O-1B Arts) or as a person of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry (O-1B MPTV). The full update can be found in the USCIS

Employers that want to hire H-1B, H-1B1 or E-3 visa holders to fill their open positions must pay them at least the prevailing wage as set by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Additionally, employers that want to sponsor their employees for permanent resident status through the PERM Labor Certification Application process (PERM) must also pay these employees at least

2020 was the year that saw new rules introduced by the Trump administration with the specific intent of restricting the H-1B visa program. These new regulations were an effort to restrict candidates for this nonimmigrant visa program to specialists: those working in occupations that require advanced skills, education, and training.
On Oct. 6, 2020, both the Department of Labor and

On Wednesday, December 8 at 2 PM EST, David Hirson & Partners, LLP will be providing key insights into the direct EB-5 immigrant investor program alongside EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN), a leading EB-5 investment fund manager, regional center operator, and consultancy. This live discussion will discuss EB5AN’s latest direct EB-5 investment project and the process of direct EB-5 investment

When people hear about visas to enter the United States, tourist visas may come to mind. However, there are other nonimmigrant and immigrant visas that the United States issues, with employment-based (EB) visas being a vital component to the economy. Not all employment-based visas are the same, though.
EB visa categories for Permanent Residence (Green Cards)
There are five separate

On November 19, 2021, USCIS announced that it had just completed a third round of H-1B visa lottery selection for Fiscal Year 2022 H-1B Cap Registrants. This is the first time since the new online H-1B registration system started that a third round of selection has occurred. The registrants who were selected in this latest round have from November