Immigration Solutions

DHS’s Public Charge Final Rule Goes into Effect on Dec. 23

From USCIS on 12/19/22: On Dec. 23, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility final rule will go into effect. This final rule, which was previously announced, provides clarity and consistency for noncitizens on how DHS will administer the public charge ground of inadmissibility. This final rule restores the historical understanding of a … Read more

From USCIS on 12/19/22: Options for Nonimmigrant Workers Following Termination of Employment

From uscis.gov on 12/19/22 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is providing information for nonimmigrant workers whose employment has terminated, either voluntarily or involuntarily. These workers may have several options for remaining in the United States in a period of authorized stay based on existing rules and regulations. Below is a compilation of options that … Read more

USCIS Extends Green Card Validity Extension to 24 Months for Green Card Renewals

From USCIS.gov via email: On Sept. 26, 2022, USCIS automatically extended the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). USCIS is in the process of sending out amended receipt notices for individuals with a … Read more

USCIS Announces Important Filing Information for Upcoming FY 2023 H-2B Supplemental Cap Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is announcing important filing updates for petitioners who will be requesting additional H-2B workers for fiscal year 2023 under the upcoming temporary final rule. We are announcing these updates prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register to assist petitioners who begin preparing their petitions in advance. Centralized … Read more

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities – 10/24/22

From uscis.gov, 10/24/22: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through Jan. 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or … Read more

Hiring Foreign Workers in Utah

Along with other states, Utah has seen a steady increase in population size with no sign of slowing down. The state’s economy is recovering tremendously from the covid-19 pandemic with a surge in demand sparking many job openings. Even with the positive economic outlook, there are some challenges holding the state back from its full … Read more

Hiring Foreign Workers in North Carolina

North Carolina has been one of the several states across the country that have seen an influx of new residents since the pandemic. The state is inheriting new residents from all over the country, largely drawn by the access to nature, relatively low cost of living, and central geographic location. Nearly 400,000 people moved to … Read more

Hiring Foreign Workers in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois was one of the cities most impacted by covid-19 restrictions and regulations. Many businesses couldn’t survive and those that did had to let go of staff members. As of 2021 the state had nearly 400,000 open positions, with many of them in the service and construction industries. As the city starts to recover, … Read more

Hiring Foreign Workers in Texas

The pandemic undoubtedly has altered everyone’s lives in some shape or form. The country as a whole has undergone substantial changes over the course of the last two years. Everyone from the government to individual citizens have had to make difficult decisions on what to prioritize. Many United States citizens have decided to change jobs, … Read more