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New H-1B visa restrictions announced

If you are hoping to move to the United States on an H-1B visa and bring your spouse along with you, know that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced plans that may prevent this from occurring. The agency also plans to put an end to the International Entrepreneur Rule, among other upcoming changes that impact employment-based immigration.

Is it easier now for international students to stay in the U.S.?

With a well-documented drop in the number of international students studying in U.S. colleges, you may be wondering if it is now easier for these students to stay in the United States after graduation. For example, if there might be fewer applications for jobs, your odds of getting employment, and in turn, a work visa, could increase, at least in theory.

Are you in danger of deportation?

If you fear deportation, it is important to know the reasons that immigration authorities may deport you. Even if you have a green card or visa, you may be subject to removal under certain circumstances. The current political climate surrounding immigration may make you more afraid that you will be deported.

Employee abuse is rife among immigrant farm workers

As you know, the agricultural industry in America largely depends on migrant workers. Many immigrants from Mexico, Puerto Rico and elsewhere come to the United States to find a better life. Often, they start out in a skilled labor industry, such as agriculture or construction. You also know that you and your family can hope for a better future here, but you might have to work hard to realize your dreams. Unfortunately, many migrants in Louisiana suffer mistreatment from their employers because they can use their workers' fear of deportation or lack of knowledge to exploit them.

The third version of the Trump travel ban takes full effect

You have probably heard about the Trump administration travel ban in the news a lot this year. In January 2017, the administration implemented the ban but has faced several hurdles since then. There has been a halt on the ban multiple times, and the restrictions on travel have undergone several changes. 

In-person interviews added to green card application

This month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services begin a new application process for anyone seeking to change their work visa to an employment-based green card. Under the Obama administration, USCIS performed interviews on an “as needed basis.” Now, everyone will do one.

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