Visa Number Retrogression

Introduction The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has given more than one rude shock to U.S. employers and foreign national workers in the last two months. The unprecedented rate at which H-1B visas were used up caught U.S. employers by surprise in August 2005. In September 2005, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released […]

PERM Labor Certification Process:

Introduction For aliens that are seeking permanent residence in the U.S. based on employment, the labor certification process is mandatory. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Secretary of Labor must certify that: There are not sufficient workers able, willing, qualified and available to perform the work, and d The employment of the alien will […]

When Is Your Priority Date Becoming Current

Introduction For beneficiaries of immigrant visa petitions, the priority date is the date that will determine when they will be one step closer to becoming Green Card holders. Oftentimes, beneficiaries are unsure about how to check if their priority date has become current. Many beneficiaries get confused between the USCIS Processing Times and Department of […]

Green Card Options For Professors And Researchers:

Introduction Advances in science, technology and the humanities depend on the continuous flow of accomplished, well-trained and motivated individuals into the field.  The U.S. has maintained its dominance in academia due to its ability to continue to attract the world’s leading professors and researchers. The challenge for professors and researchers and the institutions that employ […]

‘Schedule A’ Green Card For Physical Therapists:

Introduction Physical therapists are a set of professionals who are in high demand in the U.S. Nothing signifies this better than the certification by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that the occupation of ‘Physical Therapy’ is one that has a shortage of qualified and available U.S. workers. As a result, foreign national physical therapists […]