Tag: employment visa

  1. Amidst Ongoing Labor Shortage, USCIS Processing Delays Prevent Noncitizens from Work

    While a labor shortage continues to affect critical industries in the United States, over one million noncitizens eagerly await the U.S. government to issue their work permits. Despite many already losing their jobs, U.S. immigration officials continue to struggle to address the significant backlog of immigration cases.  The Labor Shortage In the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly everything in our lives. Among those disruptions READ MORE READ MORE

  2. USCIS Announces Registration Period for H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2023

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced the initial registration period for the 2023 H-1B visa program will begin at noon on March 1, 2022, and run through March 18, 2022. Petitions filed within this window afford prospective employers the opportunity to vie for one of the limited H-1B visas for their employees for next year. What is the H-1B Visa? The H-1B is a temporary, READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Pennsylvania New Jersey, Ne York Immigration and Deportation Defense

    U.S. Economy Slows as Fewer Immigrants Fill Available Jobs

    As the world approaches the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no dispute that its effects have been wide-reaching. The United States continues to experience a labor shortage, spurring debate as to how immigrant labor contributes to this shortage. Labor Shortage in the United States According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), 11 million jobs in the United States are currently unfilled, exceeding the READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Immigration Alert: USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee

    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a nearly 15% fee increase for its premium processing service. READ MORE

  5. NAFTA Termination and its Immigration Impact

    The Trump Administration’s threats to terminate the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are causing concern at companies across the United States. READ MORE