Immigration For Medical Professionals: The H-1B Professional Worker Visa

The most common program by which foreign nationals enter the U.S. to work as physicians is the professional workers visa, or H-1B visa.  To obtain an H-1B visa, the foreign born physician must be sponsored by an employer.  This visa…

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Immigration For Medical Professionals: Attending Medical School In the U.S.

Foreign nationals who wish to attend medical school and/or practice medicine in the United States have a number of avenues available to them through U.S. immigration. In this brief article we will discuss the F-1 and J-1 student visas, as…

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Tips for Medical Providers to Navigate the H-1B Cap

Up to 65,000 H-1B visas for new employment may be issued each fiscal year (FY) for professional workers, including medical providers. In general, a person who already has an H-1B and applies for another H-1B with another employer is not…

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Company Agrees to Pay $741,288 in Back Wages to H-1B Employees After Violations Found

Semafor Technologies LLC in Norcross has agreed to pay 73 employees $741,288 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) that found violations of the H-1B visa program, which allows nonimmigrants…

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Justice Department Settles Document Abuse Claim Against Imagine Schools in Ohio

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Imagine Schools Inc., resolving allegations that the company discriminated under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, when it fired an employee at its Imagine School in…

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Green Card Limit for EB-2 India and China Reached

According to the State Department, the annual limit in the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India has been reached. The USCIS will continue to accept I-485 adjustment applications based upon current dates published in the April and May Visa Bulletins. However,…

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H-1B Cap Update for 2012

According to USCIS officials, 22,323 cap-subject H-1B petitions have been received as of April 4, 2012. Approximately 25% of these cases are for U.S. advanced degrees. According to USCIS, the number of filings received in the first few days of…

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Justice Department Settles Document Abuse Claim Against Ross Stores Inc.

On March 22, the Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement with Ross Stores Inc., resolving allegations that the company had engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination based on citizenship status while verifying employment eligibility at its…

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Healthcare Staffing Company Settles Claim Over Alleged Discriminatory Job Ads

The U.S. Department of Justice recently reached a settlement agreement with Onward Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company based in Wilton, Conn., resolving allegations that the company posted discriminatory job advertisements on its home page and third party websites that limited…

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