Sharing the Cost of Immigration Sponsorship

When a U.S. employer decides to sponsor a foreign national for a work visa, and perhaps later for permanent residence, questions ho is able to cover the costs. Are there any scenarios in which the employer is able to shift the cost of work visa sponsorship and immigration...

October 2016 Visa Bulletin Shows Significant Forward Progress and Cutoff Dates Eliminated for EB-1 China and India, EB-2 “All Other”

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2016, reporting significant advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for applicants in most employment-based categories. As expected, the substantial forward progress in immigrant visa...

California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

By Jennifer Medina LOS ANGELES — In a move that is sure to draw the ire of Republicans, California officials are asking the Obama administration this week to approve a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants to buy health insurance on the state’s public exchange. Officials...

President Obama to Increase Refugees Admitted to U.S. by 30%

By Miriam Jordan The Obama administration plans to raise the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to 110,000 in the 2017 fiscal year starting Oct. 1, from 85,000 this fiscal year, according to an annual refugee report to Congress obtained by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday....
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